Certification Exam Dates & Deadlines

2019 Exam Dates

  • Spring Testing Period

Application Deadline Friday, January 11, 2020
Testing Period – Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, April 11, 2020

  • Summer Testing Period

Application Deadline – Friday, May 3, 2020
Testing Period – Saturday, June 20 through Saturday, July 11, 2020

  • Fall Testing Period

Application Deadline – Friday, August 30, 2020
Testing Period – Saturday, October 10 through Saturday, October 31, 2020


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.