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 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 centre 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.