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 eligibility requirements for education, work experience, and training in one of the pathways
  • 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 signing a commitment to abide by the PRA Code of Ethics

Beginning in 2019, PRA Certification Examinations will be offered 365 days per year.  Once a certification exam application has been approved, candidates will be contacted by PSI, our testing center provider, 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; candidate information will be sent to PSI weekly).

Exam results will be scored at the conclusion of each exam period (quarterly).  Score reports will be sent via email within one month of the end of each period (i.e. candidates that take the exam between January 1st and March 31st will receive score reports by the end of April, etc).  Candidates have one year from their approval date to take and pass the exam.  The fee for a candidate's first attempt is included in the application fee; candidates that do not pass will be eligible to retake the exam (upon submission of the retake fee) 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
    • Scores sent by April 30
  • Exam Period 2: April 1 - June 30
    • Scores sent by July 31
  • Exam Period 3: July 1 - September 30
    • Scores sent by October 31
  • Exam Period 4: October 1 - December 31
    • Scores sent by January 31



  • The certification exam application is 100% paperless. 
  • 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.
  • ​The application deadline for each exam period is for submitting your completed application, not for purchasing the exam application in the PRA store.  You must purchase access to the exam application before beginning your application.
  • ​PRA online store exam application links:
  • Need to purchase a retake (within your one-year eligibility period)?  Click Here
  • *Application deadlines are non-negotiable.  Your application must be complete and submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on the application deadline in order to sit for the exam during that exam period.  Applications received after the deadline may sit for the following exam period.  This deadline is 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, etc.

  • **Application fees are non-transferrable.  The user that is logged in when submitting payment for the Exam Application must be the person intending to take the exam. 

  • ***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.