Exam Timetable

Examination Timetable
The National Certification Examination will be available in Computer Based Examination format for the upcoming November 13th, 2021, exam. We appreciate your patience as we continue with the development of the NCE. The National Certification Examination Handbook will contain all the necessary information for online proctoring and test centers, including system requirements, registration process, exam day expectations and exam support.
Starting in November 2021, the National Certification Examination will be available in Computer Based Examination format; therefore, there will be an ability to write the exam domestically or internationally.
September 15, 2021October 30, 2021November 13, 2021
March 25, 2022May 28, 2022June 11, 2022
September 15, 2022November 5, 2022November 19, 2022
March 24, 2023May 27, 2023June 10, 2023
September 15, 2023November 4, 2023November 18, 2023
Applications Open: Applications for the CATA National Certification Examination will open on February 15 for the June exam period and on August 15 for the November exam period. 
Application Deadline: The application deadline occurs at 5:00 PM EST on the day listed above. No applications will be accepted after this time. 
Refund Deadline:
  1. If you formally withdraw your applications prior to the refund deadline you will be issued a full refund of the examination fees. A refund of the application fee is not issued.
  2. If you formally withdraw your applications after the refund deadline you forfeit all application and examination fees.
Results Notification: Examination results will be available to the candidate via their online profile approximately 4 - 6 weeks following each respective examination.
Exam Fee
NO tax included
Application Fee
NO tax included
Written Exam$673.75$101.25