Costs of Certification
1. Certification Cost
(Assistant/Associate: $250, $488, $598, $750; Practitioner/Mastery: $750, $897; Principal: $1,497; Executive: $4,500 (fees negotiable for volume corporate clients)
2. Membership and Certification Renewal
(annual membership fees)
3. Maintaining Credential Currency
(annual year cycle for renewal of knowledge, that is, continuing professional education/self-study
Assistant/Associate: 20 hours/year
Professional: 40 hours/year
Executive: 40 hours/year
Recertify by retaking the exams at a significantly reduced cost to certified members - visit "Members" tab for details).
The costs for certification vary depending on which credentials you wish to receive, the number of examinations you take and the study materials you decide you need to achieve your target certification status.
Typically at the highest level your costs average approximately US$1,200-US$1,500, with annual membership cost varying between $75 to $125 per year, plus the cost of staying current in education and training (approximately $500-$600/year in professional development costs).
That is why the majority of ICCP members belong to mid-to-large corporations that fund their employees certification, training and ongoing professional development.
The associate level programs offer the lowest entry point for most individuals whether recent graduates or those moving from junior into mid-level positions. Costs for most associate programs vary between $250 (two part CSA or ISA, exam) for graduating students (Information Systems Analyst program or Computing Science Associate program); to Associate Computing Professionals (ACP) $488 or $598, to mid-level Associates in Business Data Management (ABDMP) paying approximately $750 discounted corporate price for three examinations.