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COVID-19 Exam Updates

The health and safety of our community is our foremost priority here at the CEPI. Please check this page regularly for updates regarding the 2021 CEP Exams. For any urgent questions, please reach out to us via email at

Update as of January 26, 2021:

The CEPI is excited to announce an update to our registration database. We will now be using CEPICONNECT, an upgrade from our previous database, MyCEP. To register for an exam, or to check your account, please use CEPICONNECT moving forward. If you have any questions about your account, or about the new system, please reach out to us at DO NOT USE MYCEP moving forward, as only CEPICONNECT will be used from now on. 

Update as of January 14, 2021:

As an ongoing precaution, all 2021 exams will continue to be offered in both virtual and in-person format. Candidates will be able to choose between a virtual exam administered at their home via ProctorU, and an in-perston exam offered at Pearson VUE's international testing center network. 

Registration for the 2021 exams will formally open in early February. We are in the process of updating the materials and our registration platform, so we thank you for your patience as we build a more seamless registration experience. 

Update as of January 5, 2021:

We are aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been fewer opportunities than usual for CEPs to obtain CE. Because of this, we have extended the due date for all CEPs who had CE applications due by 12/31/2020. If your CE renewal application was due on 12/31/2020, your new date is now June 30th, 2021. This date will not show up in your MyCEP account, but please note that all active/inactive status updates will not be assessed until after that date. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Update as of September 24:

Registration for the November 2020 exam period is underway. As we are still taking precautions due to COVID-19, we are again offering testing both in-person and remote to all candidates. When you register, you will be asked to choose your preferred method of testing, and then, our exam administrators will contact you to schedule an exam. If you wish to test in person, you will do so at Pearson VUE, which has testing centers throughout the world. If you would rather test at home, you are welcome to do so - and will be using ProctorU to test remotely, from your own laptop. The registration deadline for the November exam is October 5th, 2020. 

Update as of May 18:

Testing has officially begun! Although the registration deadline is not until June 11, all candidates who have already registered can test between today, May 18th, and July 18th. All candidates will be sent a security agreement via, from Kinsey Mitchell. Please make sure to sign that agreement, regardless of whether you've registered for the in-person, or remote proctored exam. 

As well, please note that scores will be released in Mid-August, regardless of when candidates sit for the exam. This is because all scores need to be collected before the scaled scoring is determined. if you have any further questions, please reach out to us at

Update as of May 11:

All current registrants for the CEP Summer Exam should have received registration information for a remote-exam with ProctorU. Even if you are already registered for an in-person exam, you will be able to take a remote exam instead, should you wish to. More information regarding the exam requirements was sent to all candidates via email. If you are registered for the Summer CEPI exam and did not receive any emails regarding Remote Testing, please reach out to

Update as of May 4:

The CEPI is now offering Remote Proctoring for their exams - which allows candidates to sit for the exam from the convenience of their home. This exam will be administered through ProctorU, a separate organization from Pearson VUE, which hosts the in person exam. Both begin with a P, so please make sure you pay close attention to which company is emailing you. All candidates will receive an email this week (April 4th - 8th) with information on how to register for the at-home exam. Those who have already registered for the in-person exam are still welcome to change their registration to an at-home exam. Instructions on how to do so will be provided in the email message. 

The exam window has been extended to July 18th, to allow for a two month window in which all candidates can test. Both in-person test takers and remote (at home) test takers will have this entire two month (May 18th - July 18th) window to choose an exam date and time. 

Update as of April 13:

At this point, all registered candidates should have received emails from Pearson VUE asking them to schedule a date and time to test. Because all testing centers have been impacted by COVID-19, candidates may not find an ideal testing date at their closest centers. Because of that, we ask that candidates extended their search to other centers within driving distance, in order to find a date/time that may be more convenient to them. If a candidate cannot find any location/date/time that they can schedule, please reach out to us at

Update as of April 7:

The registration deadline for the June CEP/ECA exam has been extended to June 1 to allow for an extended registration window. candidates can now register for the exam (which will be held from May 18th - June 30th) anytime between now and June 1. 

Update as of April 6:

In order to accommodate updated shelter in place concerns stemming from COVID-19, we have extended the exam window from May 18–23rd to June 30th. Now, when you receive an email from pearson vue asking you to select a date, time, and location, you will be able to select an exam sitting anytime between May 18th and June 30th. We hope that this extended exam window will not only ease the stress and anxiety surrounding the exam but also provide more study time and convenience to the test-takers.  Additionally, the CEPI Institute understands that this unprecedented situation can result in financial instability. In response, we have set up a special program for those who are unemployed or underemployed during this time of crisis. If you have lost income and are a first-time test-taker, you are eligible to sit for the exam at an initial cost of $150 with the remainder of the fee deferred to the end of the year. We expect the job market to be very difficult for the coming months, so if an ECA or CEP designation can get a job seeker's resume past the recruiters and into the hands of hiring managers, we want to help however we can. Eligible candidates should contact the CEP Institute at for details. 

Per the recommendations from global health organizations, Pearson VUE is implementing additional distancing measures within all of its Pearson VUE-owned testing centers.

Pearson VUE continues to implement the following:
  • Making hand sanitizer available in the waiting area and prior to entering the testing room
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting regimens in between all testing appointments
  • Providing tissues to candidates upon arrival at the test center
  • Permitting candidates to wear a mask or disposable gloves if they choose
  • Reminding candidates to wash their hands or utilize hand sanitizer upon arrival at the test center
What candidates should know:
  • You will be asked to acknowledge that you have not been in contact with any affected persons or traveled to affected areas and that you are not exhibiting any symptoms.
  • If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms such as fever and/or respiratory difficulties when you arrive at the test center, you may be asked to reschedule your exam for a later date.
  • Please cover your nose and mouth in case of sneezing or coughing.
  • Candidates are allowed to wear disposable gloves while testing. Test administrators will inspect the gloves both before and after the exam, and the gloves will be disposed of in front of the proctor upon completion of the test.
  • If you are unwell or exhibiting symptoms, such as fever and/or respiratory difficulties, please reschedule your testing appointment in advance.
  • Some regional test centers may require candidates to provide a temperature check upon arrival.
For more updates regarding the testing centers, please visit Pearson VUE's website
You should receive an email from Pearson VUE this week (April 7th–10th) asking you to select your date, time, and preferred testing location. If you have not received an email from them by Friday, please reach out to us at

Yes, in fact, we encourage you to sit for the exam if you are able, and we offer a special deferred pricing plan for those who may qualify. An ECA or CEP designation may become very useful in securing new employment. Please reach out to us at for further information.