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Ready to Apply for Your Exam? Follow these steps:


Exam Applications are Valid for Three Months

Due to the pandemic, exam applications are currently valid for six months. This is a temporary measure and will remain in place until NBCOT determines otherwise.


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.

Transcripts are reviewed in the order they are received. This process can take up to 10 business days and may take longer during busy times.

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.

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.