Upcoming Deadlines, Dates and Fees

Test Dates

Spring 2018

The application window opens January 8, 2018 and closes March 16, 2018
The testing window is open between April 20, 2018 and May 6, 2018

Fall 2018

The application window opens May 7, 2018 and closes August 1, 2018
The testing window is open between September 21, 2018 and October 7, 2018

 

*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 will be in effect beginning 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.

Fees

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.