How To Register

Registering for an AMCA certification exam is quick and easy.

The AMCA recommends that candidates create an AMCA candidate account as early as possible as this is the first step in registering for an exam. Exam candidates will NOT be able to submit a Candidate Registration Application within 14 days of the scheduled exam date.

To get started, log into your AMCA candidate account. If you DO NOT have an AMCA Candidate account, create one. Before you can register for an AMCA exam, you will need to go through the Eligibility Checkpoint to get approved through one of three eligibility options. To view the Eligibility Requirements, click here.

Now that you have an AMCA Candidate account, you can check your eligibility status and register for multiple AMCA exams. Do not create multiple AMCA accounts with a different email address, as this will interrupt your testing experience.

Candidate Registration

To get started, click on the “Registration” tab on the left side menu bar or the “Ready To Register” link. To add a registration, you will need to see the Certification Exam listed under the “Eligibility Checkpoint,” and the status is “Approved.”

You will need the following information:

  • Your Testing Site
  • Exam Date (exam date selected by test site)
  • Exam (Exam details are pre-determined by the Eligibility Checkpoint and or Test Site
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Review order summary and submit payment information

If you are testing at an Approved AMCA Test Site your final step is exam payment. The payment option is predetermined when the selected test site schedules the exam. Candidate pay registrations cannot be submitted without full payment. Exam candidates and Test Site Coordinators will receive an email with the “Exam Registration Details” including their exam, date, and location.

If you are testing with Live Remote Proctoring (LRP) the registration process will prompt you to book your LRP appointment time. The AMCA has partnered with ProctorU to provide secure LRP and it is recommended that test candidates carefully review the select time zone and exam details.

Live Remote Proctor (LRP)

Candidates qualifying through Option 2 & 3 can only test using Live Remote Proctoring (LRP). Please note that testing with LRP requires a webcam, microphone and an additional $35.00 LRP fee. Test candidates that DO NOT SHOW for their LRP appointment will be responsible for the $35.00 LRP fee.

Exam Modalities

All candidates can either test at an AMCA Approved Test Site or using Live Remote Proctoring (LRP). If they are not associated with an AMCA Approved Test Site, then they are advised to test with LRP.

Computer-Based with In-Person Proctor
The exam is delivered on an exam delivery platform at an AMCA Approved Test Site with in-person proctor.

Paper-Based with In-Person Proctor
The exam is delivered in paper/pencil format at an AMCA Approved Test Site with in-person proctor.

(All confirmed, processed, printed, and mailed paper-based exams will incur a 5% processing and handling fee. Test Sites and candidates are responsible for this fee even if the exam is rescheduled, canceled, or marked Did Not Test (DNT).

Computer-Based with Live Remote Proctor (LRP)
LRP allows test candidates to schedule an exam date, time, and location of their convenience and test on AMCA’s online platform.

Payment Options

Test Site Pay
If your test site is covering the cost of your exam, please select “Test Site Pay”. It is advised to check with your Test Site to see if they are covering the cost of the exam or if the test candidate is responsible for payment. All exam registration payment methods are verified with the Test Site prior to confirming the exam registration.

Candidate Pay
If self-pay is selected, payment from the candidate is required in order to successfully submit the Registration Form. AMCA accepts Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard as acceptable payment methods. Personal checks are not accepted.

AMCA Exam Policy and Procedures

Exam Retake Policy
If candidates are not successful in their first exam attempt, they will have two more opportunities to retake the exam. After the first unsuccessful attempt, there is a designated 30-day waiting period before the candidate can test again. After a second unsuccessful attempt, there is a designated 60-day waiting period before the candidate can test again. Each candidate has a maximum of three attempts. All testing, including the second and third attempt must be completed within 1 year of the date of the first attempt. If the candidate does not successfully pass the exam after the third attempt, they can re-apply 1 year from the date of their initial exam attempt. All exam retakes are discounted 25%.

Exam Cancelation Policy
If a candidate wishes to cancel an exam date, it must be done by the candidate using the Cancellation Form in their AMCA account. ​If the Cancellation Form is submitted before the exam date, the candidate can receive a refund of money paid minus a $25 Administrative Fee. Exam Fees will not be refunded for any reason on or after the scheduled exam date. ​

Please allow up to 21 days for the cancellation to be processed. ​

Exam Reschedule Policy
If a candidate wishes to reschedule an exam date, it must be done by the candidate using the Reschedule Form in their AMCA account. An exam can be rescheduled any time before, during or after an exam date.

  • If a candidate reschedules an exam up until at least 14 days before the scheduled exam, no Reschedule Fees will be incurred. Additional fees will only be incurred if there is a change in exam modality from the original exam date.
  • If a candidate reschedules an exam within 14 days but before the exam date, there will be a $25 Reschedule Fee. Additional fees will only be incurred if there is a change in exam modality from the original exam date.
  • If a candidate reschedules an exam on or after the exam date, there will be a $25 Reschedule Fee. Additional fees will be incurred based on exam modality ($0 for CBT, $35 for LRP, 5% Processing Fee for PBT).

Refund Policy
All refunds are subject to a $25 Administrative Fee. Please allow 21 days for the refund to be processed, and then an additional 5 business days for the refund to appear in your account.

  • Refunds for Exam Fees – If an exam is cancelled prior to an exam date using the Cancellation Form from inside the candidate account, the candidate is eligible for a refund minus a $25 Administrative Fee.
  • Refunds for Additional Fees – Unless charged in error, the following fees will not be refunded for any reason: Reschedule Fee, LRP Fee, PBT Processing Fee, Shipping/Handling Fees, Renewal Fee, Reinstatement Fee, Eligibility Checkpoint Application Fee.
  • Refunds for Program/Product Purchases – Unless charged in error, the following purchases will not be refunded for any reason: Credentials, Career Advancement Certificate Programs, Career Advancement Volumes, Outside Credits.

Exam Reminders
Exam reminders will automatically be emailed to exam candidates 7 and 3 days before scheduled exam.

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