Industry certifications are resume builders. Certifications say that you have met industry standards and that you can perform at a certain level of expectation. Certifications, combined with your degree, will help you enter and to advance in your professional career. As part of the comprehensive technology curriculum here at ECPI, active students in good academic standing have a unique opportunity take certifications. Certification preparatory work is embedded in certain courses in your curriculum. Upon completion of these courses, you may be eligible to take a certification exam. Certification exams can cost hundreds of dollars; however, the undergraduate student out-of-pocket cost is only $15.00. The retake fee is $30 (one attempt per exam). Students in the A.S. Degree or B.S. Degree program must receive prior approval from their Program Directors before taking an exam. Undergraduates are eligible for a total of 5 (five) test vouchers.
Students in the A.S. Degree or B.S. Degree program must receive prior approval from their Program Directors before taking an exam. Undergraduates are eligible for a total of 5 (five) test vouchers as an actively enrolled student.
Students in the Master of Science in Information System* program are eligible for 2 vouchers at a $20 rate/ $40 retake (one attempt per exam). Prior approval must be received from the Program Directors.
Alumni are eligible for 5 vouchers, in addition to eligibility for 5 vouchers as an undergraduate student, at a $20 rate/ $40 retake (one attempt per exam). Prior approval must be received from the Program Directors.
Consult with your Program Directors for more information.
It is recommended that students take certification exams immediately upon completing the appropriate prerequisite courses. Once approval is received from the Program Manager, online payments can be made at https://www.ecpi.edu/online-payments/. Proof of payment must be sent to Online voucher coordinator Tanya Zin email@example.com in order to receive an exam voucher.
Test Center policy recommends scheduling an exam within 7 days of receiving the voucher. Exam vouchers are good at all Pearson VUE Test Centers. To locate a local Pearson VUE Test Center: Click Here
The ECPI Online Library Certification LibGuides (research guides) provide access to certification eBooks and training video materials at ECPI LibGuides
Consult with your Program Directors for more information regarding these certification exams.
Once you have completed the necessary prerequisite course or course(s) with a grade of B or better contact your Program Directors via email for approval. NOTE: Make sure you thoroughly discuss your preparedness with your advisor. Generally the best time to take the exam is immediately after completing your final prerequisite courses.
Once you receive approval via return email from your Advisor go to ECPI's online payment site https://www.ecpi.edu/online-payments/ to pay your $15 certification fee(s). Email the Online Campus Certification Point of Contact, Online Services when your payment is entered.
For exams offered at a VUE test center or Prometric test center, once it has been confirmed your $15 certification fee payment, he will forward you your exam authorization number(s) via email, this normally takes about 2-3 business days. You will need these numbers to schedule your exam.
For exams offered at a Certiport test center you will be required to pay the exam fee up front when registering for your exam. The current charge for these tests is $75. Once you have paid for the test please forward the Online Department proof of payment via an electronic receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copy (which you can either mail to 5501 Greenwich Road, Suite 275, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, or fax to 757-257-0064). Upon receipt your student account will be credited with the $60 balance for the test.
You will have 1 week from the date the voucher is issued to take the exam.