Schedule an Exam
Standard Model/CBT (Computer-Based Testing)
To register for an exam you must, submit the Test Section of the paper application to NICET, or sign up for the exam through the "Exam Application" section of your online account. Once you receive the eligibility notice from NICET wait 24 hours then contact Pearson Vue to select your test time and location. More information about taking the exams can be found here.
The following subfields are administered in the Standard Model/CBT format:
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems
- Special Hazards Suppression Systems
- Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems
- Water-Based Systems Layout
- Video Security Systems
- Electrical Power Testing
- Asphalt / Concrete / Soils
- Highway Construction Inspection
Work Element Programs
-- WORK ELEMENT TESTING HAS COME TO AN END ON 12/31/2017
NICET will continue to recognize certifications earned in the WE format. Certification holders must maintain their certifications through the usual recertification process. NICET will recognize higher level exam requirements met in the WE format for the foreseeable future. NICET will notify candidates of any change. Certification holders that passed WEs in their current recertification period but did not meet a higher level exam requirement may claim one CPD point per WE passed for recertification. To meet higher level exam requirements in the future, candidates must pass the appropriate exam/s in the Standard Model/CBT format. See the subfield specific requirements chart for details.
REMINDER: the fastest way to sign up for a test date is to sign up for the exam through your online account. You'll be able to see how many seats are available for your desired test date/location, and have the option of paying for the exam with a credit card.
PLEASE NOTE: NICET does its very best to schedule you for either your first or second choice in location and/or dates. However, there are times when we cannot accommodate your request and your application is placed in a holding file until either additional space is obtained or dates for the next calendar year have been received at your requested locations. If you view your records on-line and/or receive notification from NICET regarding exam scheduling, this will be noted by a testing date of 12/30 or 12/31 in your date assigned fields. Once we have made the appropriate arrangements, we will notify you of your scheduled exam date.
Enter the location, center code and date in Part I, Section II of the NICET Technician Application Form.
All postmark deadlines are 7 weeks prior to the listed exam date. When the postmark deadlines is listed as a Sunday or a postal holiday, the deadline is the preceding day of postal operations.
If you have questions and/or concerns about the application process for testing, please contact one of the examination services staff members listed below:
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Seats at test centers are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; please mail your application with the examination fee payment as early as possible to:
First-class mail using the U.S. Postal Services goes to:
c/o Bank of America
PO Box 418651
Boston, MA 02241-8651
Overnight Mailing goes to:
c/o Bank of America Lockbox Services
2 Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
Failure to submit full exam fee payment could delay your exam.
Applications must be submitted no later than the postmark deadline. If you have not received a confirmation letter by three weeks prior to your selected test date, please contact NICET. To reschedule your paper-and-pencil exam, please print out the Paper-and-Pencil Exam Rescheduling Request form.