Certification Exam Dates & Deadlines


2018 Exam Dates

  • Spring Testing Period

Application Deadline Friday, January 26, 2018
Testing Period – Saturday, March 24 through Saturday, April 14, 2018
(Computer-based Administration)


  • Summer Testing Period

Application Deadline – Friday, April 27, 2018
Testing Period – Saturday, June 23 through Saturday, July 14, 2018
(Computer-based Administration)


  • Fall Testing Period

Application Deadline – Friday, August 10, 2018
Testing Period – Saturday, October 6 through Saturday, October 27, 2018

(Computer-based Administration)

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 shortly before 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.