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There are no formal requirements for the program, but we recommend 1, 2 and 3 years of equity compensation experience for CEPI Levels I, II and III respectively. For more information, please see the program description.

In order to register for an examination, the CEPI must receive your completed registration with payment by the enrollment deadline. Registration cannot be processed without payment. For additional questions about payment review the CEPI Handbook or contact

Registration Type Fee (in US Dollars)
In contiguous US $1495
Outside contiguous US $1695
Successful Student Discount  
In contiguous US $1295
Outside contiguous US $1495
Before deadline - contiguous US $350
Before deadline - outside contiguous US $450
After deadline - contiguous US $500
After deadline - outside contiguous US $600


Note: Candidates are permitted to defer an exam registration twice. Additional deferrals will incur a full exam registration fee.


Retest - Contiguous US  
If new test year is within one calendar year of original test year $250
If new test year is more than one calendar year from original test year $600
Retest - Outside contiguous US  
If new test year is within one calendar year of original test year $350
If new test year is more than one calendar year from original test year $700
"No-Show" within or outside contiguous US  
Applies to registered candidates who do not show up at the test center on the day of the exam or arrive after instructions have been given
Forfeit full exam registration fee.
Re-enter program as new exam candidate.

General location information:

Upon registration, you will be asked to pick an exam location. All exam locations are subject to change and are routinely reviewed to best accommodate the number of exam candidates. The actual location of an exam may be outside of the city limits of the named city. You will be notified of the exact exam location approximately three weeks prior to the exam.

US Exam Locations

Arlington, VA Eden Prairie, MN Orlando, FL
Atlanta, GA Fairfield, CT Philadelphia, PA
Boston, MA Greensboro, NC Phoenix, AZ
Chicago, IL Houston, TX Salt Lake City, UT
Cincinnati, OH Los Angeles, CA San Diego, CA
Cleveland, OH Nashville, TN Santa Clara, CA
Dallas, TX New York, NY Seattle, WA
Denver, CO Northern NJ  
Detroit, MI Oakland, CA  

Non -US Exam Locations

If you are registering outside of the US, please select "Non-US" as your location. A representative from the CEPI will then be in contact with you. Non-US exam locations are arranged on an individual basis.  Candidates who test outside of the US will be required to:

  • assist in arranging a suitable location
  • assist in securing a suitable proctor
  • allow other candidates in the vicinity to test at that location

Note that non-US exams may be administered on the Monday following the regularly scheduled date. Candidates will be notified of the exam date at least three weeks prior to the test. 

Study Materials for the exams include a binder and several reference textbooks. Your study binder is included in the cost of the exam and will be sent via UPS to the address supplied during registration. The package will require a signature for delivery. If you would like to change the address the binder is sent to, please contact

Reference textbooks need to be purchased separately. Confirmation of your registration will include textbook ordering instructions. For more information about ordering textbooks, please visit our Study Materials page.

Your MyCEP account is used to register for exams, check exam scores, update personal information and defer exams.

Since the Certified Equity Professional Institute sends out communication primarily through email, ensure that your primary email address (login email address) remains up to date. If you have lost access to the primary email on your MyCEP account, email for assistance.

If you are having technical issues with the MyCEP system, email