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 2017 - 2018 exams is as follows:

EXAM

Exam Window

Exam App Deadline

API 510

September 15-29, 2017

July 7, 2017

 

January 5 - 19, 2018

November 3, 2017

 

May 4 - 18, 2018

March 2, 2018

 

September 14 - 28, 2018

July 13, 2018

API 570

October 13-27, 2017

August 4, 2017

 

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

December 8-22, 2017

September 29, 2017

 

April 6 - 20, 2018

February 2, 2018

 

August 17 - 31, 2018

June 15, 2018

 

December 7 - 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

API 577

December 8-22, 2017

September 29, 2017

 

April 6 - 20, 2018

February 2, 2018

 

August 17 - 31, 2018

June 15, 2018

 

December 7 - 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

API 580

December 8-22, 2017

September 29, 2017

 

April 6 - 20, 2018

February 2, 2018

 

August 17 - 31, 2018

June 15, 2018

 

December 7 - 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

API 653

November 10-24, 2017

September 1, 2017

 

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 http://www.api.org/products-and-services/individual-certification-programs/apply ).

As soon as you receive your eligibility ID, you will have to log in to the Prometric website (http://www.prometric.com/apiexams) 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: https://www.prometric.com/en-us/for-test-takers/prepare-for-test-day/frequently-asked-questions/pages/register-reschedule-cancel-confirm.aspx.

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: http://www.api.org/~/media/Files/Certification/ICP/Examinations/510-570-653_CBT-Tutorial_English_rev-121416.pdf

All Prometric testing centers feature specific security procedures. Preview an exam at a Prometric computer center by viewing this video: http://vimeo.com/74953443

For information on fees for all API ICP Examinations, visit: http://www.api.org/products-and-services/individual-certification-programs/schedules-and-fees#tab_fees

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:

Edmonton
6014: PROMETRIC TEST CENTER
8944 182 St. NW
Suite 316
Edmonton, AB T5T 2E3

Calgary
6017: PROMETRIC TEST CENTER
4014 MacLeod Trail S
Suite 215
Calgary, AB T2G 2R7

For more information, contact API directly at:

API ICP
1220 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
E-mail: inspector@api.org
Customer service desk: (202) 682-8064
Fax: (202) 682-8348