Certification Exam Dates & Deadlines


2019 Exam Dates

  • Spring Testing Period

Application Deadline Friday, January 11, 2019
Testing Period – Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • Summer Testing Period

Application Deadline – Friday, May 3, 2019
Testing Period – Saturday, June 29 through Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • Fall Testing Period

Application Deadline – Friday, August 30, 2019
Testing Period – Saturday, October 26 through Saturday, November 16, 2019


One approved to take the exam, candidates will receive a scheduling email from NAMSS' exam administrator, Castle Worldwide. Notice to Schedule emails are sent to approved candidates 30 days prior to the start of a testing window. Candidates will select a specific date, time, and location within their approved window. Exams are administered at local testing centers across the country. For a listing of potential testing cities, visit the Castle Worldwide website.