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A fee is assessed annually once certification has been granted. A discount will apply to a designee who holds more than one certification. Group discounts are not available.

Annual Fees

CertificationAnnual Fees
One ABA Certification (CERP, CRCM, CTFA)$275
One ABA Certification (CAFP, CCTS, CFMP, CISP, CRSP, CSOP)$249
ABA Marketing Network Members
Two Certifications
Three or More Certifications$499

*Fees are subject to change without notice.

Referral Fees

If you refer a candidate who subsequently sits for an exam, ABA Professional Certifications will waive your next annual fee. To submit a referral, please use the Certification Referral Form. To receive a waiver of your annual fee, we must receive the referral before the exam candidate submits his or her exam application and pays the exam fee.

Annual Fee Due Dates

Your annual fee due date is based upon when you earned your Certification:

Date EarnedFee NoticeDue Date
Prior to September 1 of the current yearOctoberJanuary 31
Between September 1 and December 31 of the current year
FebruaryMarch 31

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