There are four full month testing windows each year – February, May, August, and November. Registration and payment for testing opens approximately four (4) months before each testing window.
While there are no application deadlines, applications should be submitted at least 45 days prior to the desired testing window.
Once the application is approved, the candidate receives an approval email and the two-year application period starts on that approval date. The candidate may then visit https://www.nigp.org/certification/current-candidates-register-for-testing to register for testing and remit the testing fee(s). Approximately 24 – 48 hours after the registration and payment are processed, the candidate receives the authorization-to-test email with instructions on how to access the Pearson VUE appointment scheduling system to set up an account and schedule a testing appointment.
All tests must be completed at a Pearson VUE testing center. Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing and has a considerable listing of testing centers throughout North America and globally.