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, 2023November 4, 2023November 18, 2023
March 15, 2024May 31, 2024June 15, 2024
September 15, 2024October 25, 2024November 9, 2024
March 15, 2025May 30, 2025June 14, 2025
September 15, 2025October 24, 2025November 8, 2025
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$775.00$116.25