Exam Application Deadlines & Fees

Exam Application Deadlines & Fees

Exam Application Deadlines & Fees

Application Deadlines for Certification Exam

The NCTRC certification exam is offered every two months and has a rolling admission registration period.
The exam is offered the first two full weeks in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
The next available exams are as follows:

Exam Window Application Submission Window*
January 9-21, 2017 September 6 – November 5, 2016
March 6-18, 2017 November 6 – January 5, 2017
May 1-13, 2017 January 6 – March 5, 2017
July 10-22, 2017 March 6 – May 5, 2017
September 11-23, 2017 May 6 – July 5, 2017
November 6-18, 2017 July 6 – September 5, 2017

*A complete application for your selected eligibility path, including all fees and transcripts, must be received within the designated application window in order to be reviewed for a requested exam. For example, if you are interested in being reviewed for the March exam, a complete application including all fees and official transcripts must be received by January 5th.


Application Fees

Exam Registration Fee $325.00
New Application for Professional Eligibility $100.00
New Application Prior to Degree Review Fee $125.00
CTRS Reentry Fee $80.00
Recertification Fee $105.00
Exam Reschedule Fee $25.00

The required fees must accompany each NCTRC application or the application will be returned. All fees must be in U.S. dollars. If an individual resides outside of the U.S., the fees must be sent by credit card, money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars made payable to NCTRC.