How to: Extending the Assessment-Based Certificate Exam Authorization to Schedule Period

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 or call 866-902-0593.

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