How to Apply for an Exam
Make sure you have the appropriate and most current application form. Each IAHCSMM certification exam has its own specific application, valid only for that particular examination. Carefully review the eligibility requirements for your exam (as detailed on the exam application and under the How to Obtain Certification section) to ensure that you meet all the requirements as specified. An application and fee must be submitted every time you wish to sit for a certification test.
IAHCSMM does not impose any deadline dates for the submission of applications. Complete and submit an application only when you are ready to be granted a 90 day testing eligibility. No testing eligibility extensions are available, so please do not submit your application until you are ready to take the certification exam within the next 90 days.
Be sure to clearly print all information on the application. Illegible or cursive writing will lead to delays and may result in an inability to process your request to take an exam.
All sections of the application must be completed (unless otherwise specified.) Any mandatory sections submitted as blank or missing information will result in your application being returned to you.
Payment must be rendered, in full, at the time of the submission of your application. The full exam fee is required for every exam taken (including any retake attempts.) Exam applications received without payment cannot be processed and will be returned. Likewise, payments received without an application will also be returned.
If paying by credit or debit card, you may fax (1.312.440.9474), scan and email (email@example.com), or mail your completed application with card information. If paying by check or money order, you must mail your completed application with payment to the following address (do not send cash):
Attn: Examinations Department
55 W Wacker Drive, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60601
Please note, all Canadian and other non-US payments must be made by either credit/debit card or money order made out in US funds (IAHCSMM cannot accept checks drawn on non-US currencies.)
Once your application and payment have been received in our office, processing will take approximately 5-7 business days. Information on scheduling your exam, available testing dates and locations, and the testing process details will be mailed to the address provided on the application. Please allow an additional 3-5 business days for this information to be delivered by the United States Postal Service. You may also request the information be sent to you electronically by providing an email address on the application where indicated. Email notifications will be sent within 24 hours of application processing. Scheduling information cannot be given by phone.
Once you receive your scheduling letter or email it is your responsibility to schedule your exam. Information will be provided for you to schedule your exam, online or by phone, at the nearest Prometric testing site. Further, it is your responsibility to arrange your own transportation to/from the testing site, arrive on time, and provide acceptable forms of identification.
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