Apply for your exam
Ready to Apply for Your Exam? Follow these steps:
The cost of the exam is $515 (USD).
When reapplying for the exam, the cost is $385 (USD).
If you need to apply with a paper application, please be aware it will increase your processing time and the cost is $555 (USD).
Hard copy transcripts must be mailed to NBCOT.
Electronic transcripts must be sent using a secure and verifiable service or clearing house.
Sending documents to NBCOT before you have applied for the exam will delay your application.
Exam applications are valid for three months
After you apply for the exam, you must have your school send your official final college/university transcript. It must include the degree date and degree title. The degree must have also been awarded.
Read the online exam handbook for additional requirements on transcripts
Transcripts with a graduation date that is after the transcript issue date will not be accepted.
Degree Verification Form (DVF)
Using the DVF allows students who have met all degree and graduation requirements, but will not receive their transcript due to the release schedule of their school, to take the exam.
Review the DVF policy before you request it
If you use this form when applying for the exam it must be within six months of your anticipated graduation date and within the same calendar year of graduation.
Important Detail About Using the DVF
Your exam results are not released until we receive an official final transcript from your college/university. It must meet all the requirements as outlined in the above section on Transcripts.
Review the following information before you apply for your exam
Ready to Apply For Your Exam?
If you have reviewed the online exam handbook and have a MyNBCOT account, you can apply for the exam. You will be able to check your status and receive notifications from NBCOT as you move through the process.