Exam Dates and Fees

The MDCB and Prometric, the MDCB test administrator, will continue to review the guidance, policies, and mandates of local and national governments, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the planning of the administration of the CMD exam. Beginning on March 17th, in accordance with the most recent CDC guidelines, Prometric has determined it necessary and appropriate to close test centers in the United States and Canada through May 1st.​

2020

Exam: September 17-19, 2020

Late Application Deadline: July 6, 2020 (U.S. Candidates Only)

Early Application Deadline: June 22, 2020

Application Opens: April 17, 2020

Exam Handbook Posted: March 27, 2020

 

Exam: January 23-25, 2020

Late Application Deadline: November 15, 2019 (U.S. Candidates Only)

Early Application Deadline: November 4, 2019

Application Opens: September 16, 2019

Exam Handbook Posted: September 9, 2019

 

2021

Exam: January 21-23, 2021

Late Application Deadline: November 16, 2020 (U.S. Candidates Only)

Early Application Deadline: November 6, 2020

Application Opens: September 18, 2020

Exam Handbook Posted: September 11, 2020

 

Exam: September 16-18, 2021

Late Application Deadline: July 5, 2021 (U.S. Candidates Only)

Early Application Deadline: June 21, 2021

Application Opens: April 16, 2021

Exam Handbook Posted: March 26, 2021

 

Exam Date Decision

The most important factor in determining exam dates is to continue to ensure the reliability of exam scores. A minimum number of exam candidates are required to assess an equated cut score. With the change in eligibility requirements to one route to eligibility, graduation from a JRCERT accredited program, one of the results is a smaller candidate pool. The MDCB will continue to assess annually exam administration dates to ensure a sufficient number of candidates, for each administration, for a statistically reliable result.

The dates are selected after careful review of the JRCERT program graduation dates, conferring with the MDCB exam administrator, Prometric, in consideration of the constraints of the exam administration timeline, i.e. allowing for sufficient time for the appeals process and the advance delivery of the eligibility file to the exam administrator.

 

The exam is administered at Prometric Test Sites around the world. Please visit “Locate a Test Center” at www.prometric.com.

Exam Fee Structure

 

Exam Fee $375 Applicants/Reapplicants
Application Fee $200 Applicants/Reapplicants
Late Fee $75 Additional fee if applying after the on-time deadline

All fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted for review.