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, information provided by 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 closed test centers in the United States and Canada.

Most testing centers have now reopened.  Social distancing guidelines and sanitizing precautions have been put in place in all testing centers. Hours of operation have been expanded hours to accommodate the number of candidates who are testing. Prometric will soon be resuming full occupancy testing in many locations, which will allow for substantial testing hours and appointments through the summer months.   


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.