Certification Terms and Conditions

CSI Certification Terms and Conditions

CSI exam application fees are non-transferable.

Candidates who are unable to sit for a scheduled exam may request a cancellation and refund of the application fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted to CSI in writing using the appropriate request form. A scheduled appointment with Prometric ** must also be cancelled through Prometric via www.prometric.com/csi or by calling 1-800-503-8991. Candidates who do not request a cancellation and do not sit for the exam forfeit all fees.

Application fees may not be transferred to another individual. Candidates who wish to sit for the next exam must submit a new application and fee.

  • Cancellation requests received 30 days prior to the first day of the test window will be refunded 100% of the exam fee.
  • Cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the test window will be refunded 50% of the exam fee.
  • Cancellation requests received less than 14 calendar days before the first day of the test window will not be refunded the exam fee.

** Prometric's cancellation policy states that all candidate requests to cancel an exam appointment 30 days or less, prior to the scheduled appointment date will be charged a $30.00 cancellation fee to Prometric, separate of any CSI cancellation fees..

Those who are not successful in passing an exam may retest during the next exam window. Retests require a new application and registration fee.

By registering for this exam, you agree to allow CSI to publish your name and contact information, should you pass the exam. CSI will not sell your contact information. CSI will include you in the CSI’s Certificants Directory and will notify CSI’s membership that you have passed the exam.

You declare that all the information given in connection with this application is true to the best of your knowledge and belief. You understand that false or erroneous information furnished by you may be grounds for disqualification or subsequent revocation of certificate/certification. By agreeing, you agree to all the terms and policies. For the policies or procedures on the certificate/certification exams, please refer to CSI’s website www.csinet.org/certification.

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Certification Exam Rescheduling Request Form (PDF)

If you are already registered for an exam but need to postpone for some reason, download this request form and submit to CSI.

Exam Cancellation Request Form

If you are registered for an exam but must cancel, download and submit this form to CSI.

Certificants Directory

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Certification Terms and Conditions

Certification Terms and Conditions

Certification Flyer (PDF)

Download the promotional flyer for this year's certification program.

History of CSI's Certification Program

CSI’s Certification Program was originally created in 1977 because of a perceived need in the 1970s for licensing specifiers.

Why Get Certified?

How CSI Certification can help you, your company and your clients.

NCARB & CSI Certification

Interns whether or not employed in a qualified work setting, may earn NCARB training hours through CSI Certification Programs.

Spring 2014 Exam Domain Update (PDF)

Developing and maintaining credible and relevant certificate and certification programs requires a significant investment of resources. Certificate and certification exams are the result of a multi-step process that follows a standard practice of review, every three to five years, to determine if changes in the industry have affected the program’s body of knowledge. The most recent reviews generated recommended changes to the structure (content domains) of the exams only. The source materials will not change. These changes will take place in the Spring 2014 exam cycle.

FAQs About CSI Certificate/Certification Programs

Frequently Asked Questions about CSI Certification.


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