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CSPCC Exam Dates and Deadlines

UPDATE:  Based on the results of the most recent job analysis for the CSP and CSPCC certifications, it is necessary to implement/initiate a testing blackout period to allow time for development and programming to align with the new CSPCC examination content outline.

The blackout period will begin July 1, 2021.  The next available examination window is scheduled for October 1-30, 2021.  The exam will resume year-round testing beginning February 2022.

Testing Opportunity

Application Accepted

through June 30, 2021

By June 3, 2021

October 2021 window

from June 4, 2021 through September 30, 2021

February 2022 and after

October 1, 2021 and after

Scheduling is based on availability with the testing vendor.


The Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition (CSPCC) examination will be administered year-round.  To apply for the CSPCC examination, please follow these steps:

  • Log into your My CDR page
  • Click on "Apply for Specialist Certification" (on the blue toolbar)
  • Select “Add a new application” and choose the application for “year round testing”

Examination Fee:  $350
Examination Fee for Canada, Puerto Rico, international test center locations:  $475

(Please note:  The examination fee is due when the application is submitted.  Applications will not be reviewed unless the fee is paid).