Extensions to CPhT and CSPT authorizations to schedule are not available. The steps below apply only to Assessment-Based Certificate candidates.
PTCB Assessment-Based Certificate Program candidates who cannot take the exam within the 90-day authorization period have the option of extending their authorization period for an additional 90 days.
Each application is limited to two 90-day extensions. An extension must be obtained within the 90-day authorization period. Extensions cannot be obtained after the 90-day authorization period expires.
To obtain a 90-day extension, log into your PTCB Account and click “Manage my Assessment-Based Certificate (ABC) Programs” in the blue box at the top of your account homepage:
Then, click the Extend Exam Authorization link:
Confirm the extended authorization end date and click “Continue” to complete the authorization extension and $24 authorization extension fee payment:
A confirmation email is sent once your extension is processed. To schedule your ABC exam, log into your Pearson VUE account at pearsonvue.com/PTCB or call 866-902-0593.