Exam Dates and Fees


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


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 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 for 2020 were 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 New and repeat applicants
Application Fee $200 New and repeat applicants
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.