Certification fees


Certification Application Fees

The application fee is due when a certification application is submitted. The application fee pays for the processing of an application only. It does not include the exam fee.

Current DDNA Member
$60
Application Processing Fee (due with application)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees.
New Member Option
$140
Application Processing Fee (due with application)
Join the association and apply for certification at the same time. This fee includes one year's membership dues.

Certification Exam Fees

The exam fee is due after your certification application has been approved. The exam fee pays for the costs of the exam only. It does not include sitting fees charged separately by the local test site.

Group Exam
$250
Exam Fee (to be paid after approval)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees. The Group Examination Fee is to be paid after you receive your application approval letter. Certification fees are non-refundable. Group examination fees are transferable. You must be a member of DDNA to take the certification exam.
Local Exam
$150*
Exam Fee (to be paid after approval)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees. The Local Examination Fee is to be paid after you receive your application approval letter. Certification fees are non-refundable. Local examination fees are not transferable. You must be a member of DDNA to take the certification exam.

*An additional sitting fee of $175 will be charged by the local testing company (Prometrics). Do not send the $175 fee to DDNA.

Certification Renewal Fees

DDNA Member in Good Standing
$100
Renewal Application Processing Fee (due with application)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees.
DDNA Member with expired membership
$210
Renewal Application Processing Fee (due with application)
This amount includes reinstatement of your membership for one year, a reactivation fee, and the certification renewal application processing fee ($80+$30+$100).