Fees for Certification


Certification Application Fees

The application fee is due when a certification application is submitted. The application fee pays for the processing of an application only. It does not include the exam fee.

Current DDNA Member  $60

Application Processing Fee (due with application)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees.

New Member Option  $160  Please note: membership dues have increased (as of 7/1/2017). 

Application Processing Fee (due with application)

Join the association and apply for certification at the same time. This fee includes one year’s membership dues.

Certification Exam Fees

The exam fee is due after your certification application has been approved. The exam fee pays for the costs of the exam only. It does not include sitting fees charged separately by the local test site.

Group Exam  $250

Exam Fee (to be paid after approval)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees. The Group Examination Fee is to be paid after you receive your application approval letter. Certification fees are non-refundable. Group examination fees are transferable. You must be a member of DDNA to take the certification exam.

Local Exam  $150*

Exam Fee (to be paid after approval)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees. The Local Examination Fee is to be paid after you receive your application approval letter. Certification fees are non-refundable. Local examination fees are not transferable. You must be a member of DDNA to take the certification exam.*An additional sitting fee of $181.25 will be charged by the local testing company (Prometrics). Do not send the $181.25 fee to DDNA.

Certification Renewal Fees  Please note: membership dues have increased (as of 7/1/2017). 

DDNA Member in Good Standing  $100

Renewal Application Processing Fee (due with application)
This fee is for active members. It does not include membership dues. Please check your membership status before submitting fees.
If your certification renewal is postmarked AFTER your expiration date, please add the $50 late fee to your renewal.  This will be assessed upon receipt of your application and must be paid before your renewal can be processed.

DDNA Member with expired membership  $250

Renewal Application Processing Fee (due with application)
This amount includes reinstatement of your membership for one year, a reactivation fee, and the certification renewal application processing fee ($100+$50+$100).