Certification Exam Dates & Deadlines

If you are interested in either the CPRP or CFRP credential, mark your calendar with the upcoming exam dates and deadlines. You must purchase access to, then complete and submit, the exam application before the deadline for the exam period in order to sit for the exam during those dates.
 

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In order to be approved to sit for a PRA Certification Examination you must:

  • Meet Exam Eligibility Requirements of one of the PRA Certification Pathways (academic preparation, education & training, and work experience)
  • Submit the appropriate application and exam fee: 
    • Exam Application Fee: $395 (members) / $515 (nonmembers)
    • Retake Fee: $200 (members) / $300 (nonmembers)*
  • Complete the online exam application, documenting your completion of pathway requirements, and committing to abide by the PRA Code of Ethics

PRA Certification Examinations are offered 365 days per year, and scored quarterly.  Once a certification exam application has been approved, candidate information will be sent to PSI, our testing center provider, who will contact candidates directly via email with instructions on how to schedule the date and time of their examination (at any of PSI's available testing centers worldwide - click here for US/Canada locations or here for International locations).  PRA will send PSI newly approved candidate information weekly.  Please allow up to ten (10) business days following approval of your application to receive correspondence from PSI.  If you have not heard from PSI after ten (10) business days, please check your spam and junk folders first, then email PRA at certs@psychrehabassociation.org.

Exam results will be scored at the conclusion of each quarterly exam period (quarterly).  Score reports will be sent via email to candidates approximately one month following the end of each period (i.e. candidates that take the exam between January 1st and March 31st will receive score reports around the end of April).  Candidates have one year from their eligibility approval date to take and pass the exam.  The first attempt at the exam is included in the candidate's application fee; candidates that do not pass will be eligible to retake the exam (upon submission of the appropriate retake fee listed above) up to three times during their one-year eligibility period before being required to re-apply (once per quarter).

EXAM SCHEDULE (effective 1/1/2019)

  • Exam Period 1: January 1 - March 31
    • Results/Score Reports will be sent approximately April 30
  • Exam Period 2: April 1 - June 30
    • Results/Score Reports will be sent approximately July 31
  • Exam Period 3: July 1 - September 30
    • Results/Score Reports will be sent approximately October 31
  • Exam Period 4: October 1 - December 31
    • Results/Score Reports will be sent approximately January 31

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • The certification exam application is 100% paperless. Do not mail, fax or email documents relating to your eligibility unless requested by PRA staff or the Commission.  All aspects of your application should be uploaded into your online application.  Instructions on beginning an application will be sent upon purchase of the exam application in the PRA store.
  • Before beginning the application, the individual seeking certification must:
    1. Create their own individual account on the PRA website, then login.**
    2. Once logged in, submit payment for the application fee in the PRA online store.***
    3. Once payment is received, follow the instructions in the confirmation email to register on the application site.
  • You must purchase access to the exam application before beginning your application.
  • ​There are no longer deadlines for submitting your completed application in time for a specific testing period, however the date you sit for the exam determines when you will receive your results/score report.  Due to the psychometrician fees for scoring each exam period, if you take the exam after the quarterly deadline, you will receive your results/score report when they are sent for the following quarter.  PRA will not respond to requests for exceptions, as we are unable to provide exceptions under any circumstances.
  • ​PRA online store exam application links:
  • Need to purchase a retake (within your one-year eligibility period)?  Click Here
  • *All deadlines are non-negotiable.  You are highly encouraged to submit your completed application well before the deadline, in order to address any problems with your application, connectivity issues, testing center date/time availability, etc.

    • Application Period: Candidates must complete and submit their exam application within one year (365 days) of submitting the exam application fee.  Applications abandoned or incomplete after one year of purchase will be deleted from the application site.  Applications that have been returned for revisions may be granted extensions on a case-by-case basis, however exceeding the terms of the extension will result in the application being deleted from the site.  Once an application has expired or been deleted, the candidate must resubmit the exam application fee in order to restart their application.
    • Eligibility Period: Candidates must sit for the exam within one year (365 days) of their application being approved.  Candidates who fail the exam may retake the exam in subsequent quarters (once per quarter), after submission of a retake fee (one per additional attempt), until the one-year anniversary of their application approval.  Once the eligibility period has passed, the candidate must resubmit the exam application fee in order to restart their application.
    • The date a candidate sits for an exam determines when they will receive their results/score report.  Due to the psychometrician fees for scoring each exam period, if a candidate takes the exam after the quarterly deadline, they will receive their results/score report approximately one month following the quarter in which they sat for the exam (refer to the Exam Schedule listed above).  PRA is unable to provide any exceptions under any circumstances, and therefore will not respond to requests from candidates wishing to receive their score reports ahead of the dates on the above Exam Schedule.

  • **Application fees are non-transferrable.  The user record for which an Exam Application is purchased must correspond to the person intending to take the exam. 

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  • ***Application fees are non-refundable.  If you believe you are seeing the nonmember price in error, DO NOT complete your purchase.  Instead, email certs@psychrehabassociation.org to verify your member status.