How to Apply for the Examination

Now that you’ve selected a course, keep yourself motivated by choosing your exam window. Select the testing window that best meets your business, personal and study schedules. If you are enrolled in the instructor-led online class, it is recommended that you choose an exam window that allows you to complete the class with adequate time to review. Choosing a testing window establishes your exam eligibility as shown below. Computer-based exams are available at Prometric testing centers throughout the United States and provide immediate results.

How to schedule your exam

Once you have submitted the exam application and fee and received a confirmation letter, you can make your exam appointment during your chosen testing window at the Prometric testing center of your choice.

Testing Windows

  1. January 15-March 15
  2. April 15-June 15​
  3. July 15-September 15
  4. October 15-December 15​

Examination Options

  • Transfer/Extension -- You may extend your examination to a future testing window with payment of a transfer fee. Payment of the fee must be received before the end of the window. To avoid being a no show, please make sure you cancel any existing exam appointment with Prometric before applying for an extension. 
  • Retake --If you receive a non-passing grade, you may reapply for the exam at a reduced rate .
  • Expired Eligibility-- If you do not transfer your examination and fail to take your exam before the eligibility period has expired, you must reapply for the examination.
  • Exam Appointment Changes--​You may reschedule or cancel an exam appointment by calling Prometric at (800) 226-7955 or online at using the Reschedule/Cancel option.  Both are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There will be no charge to reschedule or cancel an exam appointment 13 or more business days before your scheduled test date. Rescheduling or canceling appointments between 3 and 12 business days before your scheduled test date will result in a $50 rescheduling fee assessed by Prometric.

    See the 
    CEBS Examination Handbook for more information.