COVID-19 and Certification Exams

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: (Updated May 23, 2024)

We are experiencing unprecedented times across the globe, and IBHRE hopes that you and your families are safe. IBHRE is actively monitoring the worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat to allow on-going communication with regard to potential impacts on exam candidates and subject matter experts who lend their time and talent to help advance IBHRE’s mission. 

Testing windows have been extended due to required decreased capacity at testing centers worldwide. Candidates will receive emailed instructions for scheduling exam appointments after eligibility confirmation notification from IBHRE is received. See table below for more information. 

Exam Testing Window Scheduling Window
CEPS for Allied Professionals June 5-7, 2024 March 15 - May 22, 2024
CCDS for Allied Professionals and Physicians August 7-9, 2024 April 15 - July 23, 2024
CEPS for Physicians (CEPS-A/CEPS-P) October 16-17, 2024 August 15 - October 2, 2024
CDRMS November 13-14, 2024 August 22 - November 1, 2024

Candidates who require assistance with scheduling an exam appointment should contact PSI Candidate Support. Appointments are given on a first-come first-served basis. It is highly recommended that candidates schedule an appointment as soon as instructions are received. Please note: Your first choice of site may not be available; travel may be necessary - PSI outsources testing sites. Please plan accordingly. 


Exam Results and Certificates

Candidates will receive emailed instructions for retrieving exam score reports approximately 12 weeks after the testing period ends. Successful candidates will receive a separate email for retrieving certificates approximately 30 days after score reports are released. IBHRE's recipient pages will be updated approximately 30 days after score reports are made public. A lapel pin will be mailed to newly certified specialists under separate cover around the same time.

Please visit this web page regularly. IBHRE staff will continue to update this page as necessary. Questions? Contact IBHRE at

Registration and Testing

IBHRE recommends visiting the PSI Test Taker Support link for additional information on registration and testing. In addition, candidates are encouraged to view PSI's Test Center Experience video for more information.


IBHRE Operations

  • IBHRE staff are working remotely until further notice. Staff can be reached Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET.
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