Exam Dates and Fees


Exam: September 19-21, 2024

Exam Handbook Posted: March 22, 2024

Application Opens: April 12, 2024

Early Application Deadline: June 17, 2024

Late Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 (U.S. Candidates Only)


Exam: January 15-17, 2025

Exam Handbook Posted: September 6, 2024

Application Opens: September 20, 2024

Early Application Deadline: November 4, 2024

Late Application Deadline: November 15, 2024 (U.S. Candidates Only)


Exam: September 17-19, 2025

Exam Handbook Posted: March 21, 2025

Application Opens: April 11, 2025

Early Application Deadline: June 20, 2025

Late Application Deadline: July 1, 2025 (U.S. Candidates Only)

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 exam administration dates annually 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, 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 MeazureLearningTest Sites around the world. 

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.