Exam Registration Information
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November 2023 Exam Schedule:
ECA & AECA Registration Opened: July 1st, 2023
Level II & III Registration Opened: August 25th, 2023
Registration Deadline: October 7th, 2023
Deferral Fee Increases: October 23rd, 2023
Deferral Deadline: November 13th, 2023
November Exam Testing Dates: November 6 - 11th, 2023
May 2024 Exam Schedule:
ECA & AECA Registration Opens: November 13, 2023
Level II & III Registration Opens: January 31st, 2024
Registration Deadline: April 7th, 2024
Deferral Fee Increases: April 27th, 2024
Deferral Deadline: May 18th, 2024
May Exam Testing Dates: May 11 - 17th, 2024
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.
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.
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All program fee payments must be received by the exam enrollment deadline in order for exam registration to be fully processed. For additional questions about payment, review the CEPI Handbook or contact email@example.com.
|Registration Type||Fee (within contiguous US)||Fee (outside contiguous US)|
|If new test year is within one calendar year of original test year||$450||$499|
|If new test year is more than one calendar year from original test year||$600||$699|
*There is a $200 discount for candidates who pass and register for the next available exam.
|Deferral Fees†||Fee (within contiguous US)||Fee (outside contiguous US)|
|Deferred Before Deadline||$350||$399|
|Deferred After Deadline||$450||$499|
†Candidates are permitted to defer an exam registration twice. Additional deferrals will incur a full exam registration fee.
A candidate who does not show up at the test center on the day of the exam or arrives after instructions have been given is considered a "No-Show". In this case, the full exam registration fee will be forfeited, and the candidate will be required to re-enter the program as a new exam candidate.
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