How long does the process take?

While some candidates may be able to complete their project submittal and essay questions in a few days, others may take longer. For example, a candidate with no CEU credits may need some time to qualify for certification. Plan to work on the submittal form several times over several weeks.

Judging your project and essay questions may take a week or two depending on the availability of the judges. Once the candidate passes the project and essay portion of the program, the division manager will arrange for the written exam within 60 days of passing.

The candidate will be notified within 14 business days whether they have passed or not. Generally speaking, the totall process may take 2-6 months.