IMPORTANT CHANGES TO API ICP EXAMS: This summary of examination information is provided by CASTI for your general overview. It is important that you read the complete documents containing these details as provided directly from API.

There will no longer be one global exam day, but a testing window. Please view the schedule below for exam dates and deadlines.

ALL API examinations have changed from paper-and-pencil delivery method to computer-based-testing (CBT).

You will not need to bring anything to any examination, other than your government issued picture ID and admission letter. When Codebooks are necessary for an exam, those will be displayed on your monitors. You will also have access to a calculator and scrap paper for calculations.

Tests will be offered over a 14-day testing window; only Monday to Friday and some Saturday dates are available in any window. This means each applicant will have a choice of when or where they want to test within a given window however, all computer testing centers have a limited capacity, anywhere between 5 and 40 seats; in Edmonton and Calgary there are only 10-15. Tests will be available at any Prometric computer testing center around the world. Currently Prometric features over 8,000 computer testing centers in over 160 countries. The schedule for 2018 exams is as follows:


Exam Window

Exam App Deadline

API 510

January 5 - 19, 2018

November 3, 2017


May 4 - 18, 2018

March 2, 2018


September 14 - 28, 2018

July 13, 2018

API 570

February 16 - March 2, 2018

December 15, 2017


June 22 - July 6, 2018

April 20, 2018


October 12 - 26, 2018

August 10, 2018

API 571

April 6 - 20, 2018

February 2, 2018


August 17 - 31, 2018

June 15, 2018


December 7 - 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

API 577

April 6 - 20, 2018

February 2, 2018


August 17 - 31, 2018

June 15, 2018


December 7 - 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

API 580

April 6 - 20, 2018

February 2, 2018


August 17 - 31, 2018

June 15, 2018


December 7 - 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

API 653

March 16 - 30, 2018

January 12, 2018


July 20 - August 3, 2018

May 18, 2018


November 9 - 23, 2018

September 7, 2018

Once API reviews and approves your application submitted in the online portal, you will receive an exam authorization letter, containing your exam eligibility ID. (Please note: API applications must be done online through the API ICP Portal ).

As soon as you receive your eligibility ID, you will have to log in to the Prometric website ( and schedule yourself to take the exam at the time and location of your choice. API staff will no longer schedule your exam for you.

Important: Scheduling at Prometric locations is on a first come-first serve basis; and you will be competing for your test spot with other API applicants as well as with other organizations’ applicants. To ensure that you obtain an exam seat of your preference, please apply to API as early as possible and schedule your exam immediately upon receiving your eligibility ID. Additional information and policies regarding rescheduling the test at the Prometric computer center can be found here:

Before the start of any exam a brief tutorial will be presented on how to take a computer based test. You can view a PDF version of this tutorial, visit:

All Prometric testing centers feature specific security procedures. Preview an exam at a Prometric computer center by viewing this video:

For information on fees for all API ICP Examinations, visit:

For API ICP Exam Performance Statistics, please look for ICP Statistics in: ICP News

FAQ for API ICP Examinations prepared for you by CASTI.

Prometric Computer Testing Centers in Alberta:

Prometric Test Center 6014
Suite 316 - 8944 182 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 2E3

Prometric Test Center 6017
Suite 215 - 4014 MacLeod Trail S
Calgary, AB T2G 2R7

For more information, contact API directly at:

1220 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
customer service desk: (202) 682-8064