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The NPCP certification exam is offered online at testing centers worldwide and through an online proctored event in the comfort of your home or office. The NPCP application is online. Accessing the application from a mobile device can cause connectivity issues with scheduling. Use a desktop computer for best results.

For details on testing download and read the Candidate Handbook in its entirety.

To start the application you will need to create a login. To create your login, click Start Your Application below. Once you have created your login you will need to provide the following information:


  • Your legal name as it appears on official documents
  • Your contact information
  • Address - City - State or Province - Postal Code
  • Contact name and email address of the school or mentor that provided comprehensive training
  • School code if applicable

After providing all the necessary information, you will be prompted to make payment. After making payment you will have the option of scheduling your exam. You may choose return to the application to schedule your exam at a later time by clicking the Continue your Application button below, signing in, and clicking Register for this exam at the bottom of the page. It is extremely important that you read the Candidate Handbook provided on the application page in its entirety.

Note: Application fees are nonrefundable.

Note: Reasonable accommodations are provided for candidates who have any sort of impairment e.g. walking, talking, hearing, reading, performing manual tasks, etc.

If you need to request special accommodations, contact us BEFORE scheduling your exam:

  • Candidates are allowed one year to schedule their exam from date of application submission.
  • Candidates can reschedule their examinations on-line by going to this page here. Click Reschedule this Exam at the bottom of the page, sign in and follow the prompts. Candidates are given one year from application submission to complete their exam.

  • For updates on closures and reopening of testing site updates, go to PSI website

    You will be redirected to a website with more information before you apply.

    Study Materials

    The NPCP has developed useful tools to help candidates to prepare for the exam.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Commonly asked questions about the NPCP, including rules, continuing education, how to prepare for the exam, renewal, etc.