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The Certification Examination for Professional IACUC Administrators is administered during an established two-week testing period on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, at computer-based testing facilities managed by the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) and their contractor PSI Exams Online (PSI). Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis.
To find a testing center near you, visit the PSI website or call 800.211.2754. Hours and days of availability vary across centers. Please note: you will not be able to schedule your examination appointment until you have completed your application and received an Eligibility Notice from PTC. Once you are ready to schedule your exam, visit the PSI Exams website or call 800.211.2754.
Upcoming Exam Dates
SPRING 2013 TESTING PERIOD
Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013
First Day of Testing: April 6, 2013
Last Day of Testing: April 20, 2013
FALL 2013 TESTING PERIOD
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2013
First Day of Testing: October 12, 2013
Last Day of Testing: October 26, 2013
Download the exam application.
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Application fees for the CPIA exam are as follows:
PRIM&R Member – $335
Nonmember – $435
In order to obtain the special members only registration rate, PRIM&R members must provide proof of their membership. To do so, please follow these instructions.
Learn more about the benefits of PRIM&R membership.
Preparing for the Exam
The CPIA Handbook is available to help candidates prepare for the examination. The Handbook lists the topics covered on the examination and provides suggested reference materials that are commonly used in IACUC offices.
If you would like to network with other professionals who are studying to take the exam, join the CPIA study group on Facebook or the CPIA group on LinkedIn.
Candidates can preview the exam format using this software demo.
Getting the Results
Candidates will be notified in writing by PTC within four weeks of the close of the testing period whether they have passed or failed the examination. Scores on the major areas of the examination and on the overall examination will be reported. Successful candidates will also receive certificates from the Council for Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA).
The Certification Examination for Professional IACUC Administrators may be taken as often as desired upon the filing of a new application and payment of the exam fee. There is no limit to the number of times the examination may be repeated.
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