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The May 2023 CEP exams are now open. Click here to create an account!

May 2023 Exam Schedule:

Registration opens: February 3, 2023

Registration Deadline: April 11, 2023

Deferral Deadline: April 24, 2023

May Exam Testing Dates: May 15 - 21, 2023

November 2023 Exam Schedule:

Registration opens: August 17, 2023

Registration Deadline: October 9, 2023

Deferral Deadline: October 23, 2023

November Exam Testing Dates: November 6 - 12, 2023

Unless otherwise stated, all 2023 exams will be offered both in-person and virtually.

There are no formal requirements for the program, but we recommend 1, 2 and 3 years of equity compensation experience for the ECA Exam, and CEPI levels 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 $1895
Outside contiguous US $1899
Successful Student Discount  
In contiguous US $1695
Outside contiguous US $1699
Before deadline - contiguous US $350
Before deadline - outside contiguous US $399
After deadline - contiguous US $500
After deadline - outside contiguous US $499


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 $450
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 $499
If new test year is more than one calendar year from original test year $699
"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.

Study Materials for the exams include a study packet and several reference materials. All the materials are PDFs, and will be available to all who register for the exam through CEPI Connect. The course itself is entirely self-study, and all studying is done in the comfort of your own home, using our provided syllabi to guide your studies. All materials are included in the registration fee - no additional materials need to be purchased.

Reference textbooks are also included with the cost of registration and will be available in digital format.

CEPI is excited to announce CEPIConnect, the new registration database. Registration, account management, and CE submission will no longer be done through MyCEP.

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 CEPIConnect account, email for assistance.