NSCP Testing


Effective March 31, 2017, Pearson VUE will no longer be administering NSCP Testing. For more information, please contact NSCP.

NSCP is the only nonprofit professional association representing the compliance professional exclusively. The organization serves its members and the industry through education and information, certification, and advocacy. Since our founding in 1987, our membership has grown to over 1,700 in number and spans from broker-dealers, investment advisers, bank and insurance firms, to law and accounting firms. NSCP offers practical and interpretive guidance on compliance-related matters; alerts its members to important regulatory developments; sponsors educational meetings that serve as forums for exchanging ideas and information; provides professional analyses and counsel in regard to securities laws and regulations authorized by the states, federal agencies and the self-regulatory agencies (e.g. FINRA); and promotes professionalism among compliance officials within the securities industry.

Scheduling Information

  • Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. NSCP does not recommend waiting until the last moment to schedule an appointment; if there is no availability, you will forfeit your application and examination fee.
  • Appointments may be scheduled a minimum of one business day and a maximum of six months in advance.
  • Test centers do not permit walk-ins. Appointments must be scheduled before arriving at the test center.

Important Information

CSCP Program Registration Fees

The CSCP Program registration fees are as follows:

Disposition Standard Fees Reexamination Fees
US & Canada Pearson Centers $795 USD $690 USD
International Pearson Centers $825 USD $720 USD
Government | Regulator Candidates $695 USD $590 USD

Fees include writing the exam, the CSCP Credential Manager system, the CSCP credential application process, and the CSCP Certificate.

Reexamination Discount for the CSCP Exam

Any candidate that has taken the CSCP exam and did not pass is eligible for a discount on all subsequent retakes. Candidates who are eligible for the reexamination fee MUST contact Pearson VUE at ProfessionalProgramCoordinator@pearson.com or (888) 269-2219 prior to registration for the CSCP examination. Pearson VUE will assign the candidate a voucher number. Candidates can use this voucher number during the CSCP registration and scheduling process with Pearson VUE on either the web or through the call center to procure the CSCP reexamination discounted testing fee.

CSCP Curriculum

Beginning in 2011, candidates interested in the CSCP Program will purchase a separate membership to the CSCP Curriculum, through NSCP, and control their preparation strategy accordingly. The Curriculum fees will be as follows:

  • New Account – $200
  • Renewal of Existing Account – $175

For additional information, visit www.cscp.org/curriculum.php.

Reschedule and Cancel Policy

Candidates requesting to reschedule and/or cancel their CSCP® testing appointment are required to pay a $50 administrative fee or $95 administrative fee at the time the exam is rescheduled or cancelled. Candidates may reschedule their exam appointment online or cancel their exam appointment online or contact the toll-free number, 888-269-2219. The reschedule or cancel transaction must be completed at least one (1) business day prior to the candidate’s scheduled appointment.

No Shows and Late Arrivals

Candidates who do not contact Pearson VUE at least one business day prior to their scheduled appointment and fail to appear for their scheduled appointment, will have their application fee forfeited. A complete application and examination fee will be required to reapply.

Candidates who fail to appear for the examination or arrive at the test center more than 15 minutes late for their appointment will not be permitted to test. A complete application and examination fee will be required to reapply.

Completion of Program Requirements

Candidates who pass the CSCP examination must successfully fulfill all CSCP program requirements within three (3) years from their CSCP testing date. Examination results will expire for those candidates who have not met all program requirements within this three (3) year period and reexamination will be required.


In the event of a personal emergency, a candidate may request consideration to reschedule the examination without paying an additional fee by contacting NSCP in writing within 30 days of the scheduled testing session. A description of the emergency and supporting documentation must be submitted with the request. Rescheduling without an additional fee will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Last updated 2017-01-18