Upcoming Deadlines, Dates and Fees

Examination Dates

Spring 2022

The testing window is now closed.


Fall 2022

The registration window is now CLOSED.
The testing window will be open between September 5, 2022 through September 26, 2022.


*In order to help assure the greatest probability that candidates receive their preferred test date and site, BPS recommends registering as early as possible.

**If a candidate requires accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the request must be submitted by the Spring or Fall application window deadline.

Updates to Exam Process

Due to the recent change in testing vendors, please note that the following changes have been in effect since January 2018:

  • A link to the Prometric scheduling portal will be accessible through your MyBPS profile as soon as you receive an application approval notice email.
  • Candidates testing in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will no longer be required to take a paper-based version of the examination. Candidates will be offered the same exam dates as all other candidates testing outside of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.


pic_08BPS will no longer charge $685 for candidates testing outside of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The certification application fee is now $600 USD for all domestic and foreign candidates.

The Certification retake application fee is still $300. Only candidates who have failed the certification exam within the past year are eligible for this $300 reduced rate.

All fees are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Board.