certification programs


Standard Model/CBT Programs

Applications are done electronically in the NICET portal. All your supporting documentation – work history, performance measure verifications, personal recommendation, and major project (where applicable) must be submitted through your candidate portal. Please log into your NICET account or if you are a first time applicant, create one here.

Education Credit Partial work history credit for a degree that is directly related to the certification area.
Major Project Guidelines


Renewals are done electronically in the NICET portal. Please log into your NICET account to get started. See Recertify for more information.  

For information on the Special Recertification Exam, please call NICET at 1-888-476-4238 (toll free) or 703-548-1518 and select Option 2 for Recertification

Work Element Programs

NICET ended the Work Element (WE) exam(s) December 31, 2017. Exams passed in the work element format are still valid towards certification. Please note: We are not able to provide score reports for work element examinations. To meet higher level exam requirements in the future, candidates must pass the appropriate exam/s, if available, in the Standard Model/CBT format. Testing is no longer available for some programs.