CESP Exam Eligibility
Before you begin your application, please take a moment to read the following information. We encourage you to fully submit your application early in the application window to make sure your application is reviewed and all documentation is provided to show eligibility.
Documents You Will Need To Be Prepared For This Application: see more here
A candidate is limited to sitting for the exam two times in a 12-month period. This 12-month period begins at the time of their first testing.
Registration for an exam session is open to all employment support professionals who meet the eligibility criteria and submit a full application during the application window. Testing is available at PSI testing sites nationwide during each testing window.
Logging In and Beginning Your Application:
If you have applied for the examination before, please log in to work on your application.
Candidates for CESP™ certification must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of their application for certification. The CESP™ certification is open to all employment professionals that meet the eligibility criteria (to read more, click here). APSE membership is not required for CESP™.
The first and last name you create your account under must match the name on your government-issued photo identification required for entrance to the exam.
Communications and Questions:
Please make sure that you have added both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email contacts list. You are responsible for ensuring you receive email communications to log in, apply, and receive notifications.
You are also able to log in at any time and see the status of your application.
Cancellation & Rescheduling Policies
Your examination fee and application are only good for the examination window in which you applied. Cancellation after the application deadline has passed will result in no refunds, no exceptions. If you need to cancel your exam before the application deadline passes, you will receive a refund minus the nonrefundable application fee of $40. Cancellations must be done by the applicant themselves (a supervisor or other staff may not cancel for you).
Once You Submit:
Once your application is fully submitted and paid for, you will receive an email stating the application is being reviewed. Your application will be reviewed within three business days. Please note that applications submitted within three business days of the window closing may be denied if missing key eligibility information. If additional documentation is required to document eligibility, details will be provided via email and you will need to resubmit with additional information before the application window has closed.
Your full application documenting all eligibility requirements must be submitted by the application deadline for you to sit for the examination window.
|TESTING WINDOW||APPLICATION WINDOW|
|December 2-13, 2019||October 28-November 25, 2019|
|February 3-14, 2020||December 30, 2019 - January 27, 2020|
Scheduling Your Exam:
Available test dates and time are displayed in real-time on PSI's website. Click to be taken to PSI's website. Select "Certification/Professional Associations," then select "Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)" to be taken to CESP locations.