Initial Launch Window: October 1-31, 2020 (Application submissions requested by September 15, 2020*)
*Applications take 10-15 business days to be reviewed, so we strongly encourage submitting applications well ahead of the window. Though ILEA will accept applications after September 15, ILEA cannot control or guarantee the availibility of desired attempt dates/times.
PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 CSEP Exam is brand new, and therefore exam window attempt data must be analyzed by a psychometrician in order to set a passing score. This analysis will take place after the exam window closes, and score results will be emailed to candidates in mid-November. Please refrain from contacting ILEA about your exam results until after November 20, 2020.
Future exam availability will be announced after psychometric analysis of the initial exam window has been performed.
APPLICATION AND EXAM FEES
All Application and Exam fees are non-refundable.
CSEP EXAM ELIGIBILITY PATHWAYS
Proof of full-time, practical events industry employment is required to qualify to take the CSEP exam. Internships and volunteer activities do not count towards the full-time requirement.
Please review the three pathways below:
*Acceptable forms of documentation include but are not limited to: statement of employment verification from personnel or human resources official, copy of W2 forms, copy of 1040 forms, Business tax statements, T-4 forms, letters of incorporation, or business license plus proof of business ownership/leadership. Resumes are not an acceptable form of verification.
**Acceptable forms of education verification include: Transcripts, Copy of Degree/Diploma/Certificate, Signed letter from faculty certifying the completion of the program on official letterhead.
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE DOCUMENTATION
Please provide proof of meeting the full-time experience requirement of your selected pathway.* Resumes are not an acceptable form of verification.
PLEASE NOTE: ILEA DOES NOT WANT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. If you use a tax document for your employment verification, please redact or remove that from the document prior to upload.
*Acceptable forms of documentation include but are not limited to: statement of employment verification from personnel or human resources official, copy of W2 forms, copy of 1040 forms, Business tax statements, t-4 forms, letters of incorporation, or business license plus proof of business ownership/leadership. Resumes are not an acceptable form of verification.
As indicated earlier in the application, all CSEP Application Fees and CSEP Exam Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Upon application approval, your contact information will be sent to our testing company, who will reach out with scheduling instructions. An Exam Fee of $350 (separate from the Application Fee*) will be collected via credit card during the scheduling process.
*PLEASE NOTE: If your employer is paying for your CSEP fees and can ONLY pay via check, please submit both the Application Fee AND Exam Fee at the same time (total $700 USD). Exam fees are collected during the scheduling process, however check payments can be accomodated if payment is received in advance. Please pay all fees via credit card if possible to avoid any delays.
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