Application Submission & Fees
Select your method of application and payment:
|1. Online:||MY NCTRC LOGIN Complete Professional Eligibility Application and submit payment.|
|2. Download:||Professional Eligibility Application (PDF) Print and send with payment via mail, email, fax.|
Applications for Professional Eligibility are accepted throughout the year. Deadlines for filing applications before each exam are listed below. The NCTRC Exam is offered six times per year utilizing a two-week testing window for each exam administration. Applicants must gain NCTRC eligibility to be seated for the NCTRC exam.
Application Deadlines for NCTRC Certification Exam
|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.
|New Application for Professional Eligibility Review Fee*||$100.00|
|New Application Prior to Degree Review Fee*||$125.00|
|Returned Application Processing Fee||$25.00|
|Pre-Application Coursework Review Fee||$35.00|
|Exam Registration Fee*||$325.00|
|Exam Reschedule Fee||$25.00|
|Annual Fee to Maintain Professional Eligibility||$80.00|
|(required after 1 year of Professional Eligibility)|
|Professional Eligibility Reinstatement Fee||$25.00|
|Fee for Bank Checks from Foreign Countries||$25.00|
|Fee for Returned Check||$50.00|
|Fee for Rejected Credit Card||$20.00|
*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. All certification review fees paid to NCTRC are nonrefundable, regardless of review decision or withdrawal of the application during the review process.
Send all application materials to NCTRC by return-receipt mail. All materials submitted to NCTRC as part of the Professional Eligibility Application process will become the property of NCTRC and cannot be returned. A processing fee will be charged if the applicant requests to have his/her application returned prior to the review process. Incomplete applications will be returned to you and your requested test date may be postponed until the next available test period. Candidates should retain a copy of the Professional Eligibility Application and all materials sent to NCTRC.
Please keep contact information current throughout your application process. To change an address or daytime phone number send a letter, email or fax to NCTRC with the updated contact information.