Exam Dates and Fees


Exam: April 4 – 6, 2019

Late Application Deadline: January 21, 2019 (U.S. Candidates Only)

Early Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

Application Opens: November 5, 2018

Exam Handbook Posted: October 22, 2018


2019 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 Directors, therefore, made the difficult decision to conduct only one exam administration 2019.

The dates were selected after careful review of the JRCERT program graduation dates, conferring with the MDCB exam administrator, Prometric, for best seat availability and 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 Board will continue to evaluate annually the dates for the exam administration and make a decision about the number of times the exam is administered each year.


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.