certification programs


Standard Model/CBT Programs

Applications are now done electronically in the NICET portal. Please log into your NICET account or if you are a first time applicant, create one here.

Education Credit Partial work history credit for a degree that is directly related to the certification area.
Major Project Guidelines


Renewals are now done electronically in the NICET portal. Please log into your NICET account to get started. See Recertify for more information.  

For information on the Special Recertification Exam, please call NICET at 1-888-476-4238 (toll free) or 703-548-1518 and select Option 2 for Recertification

Technologist Application Forms

Application Package All the forms you need to apply, complete with instructions
General Instructions General overview of the application process
Technologist Work History (Part II) You provide us with a detailed description of your responsibilities for all positions you've held
Technologist Endorsement (Part III) The endorser rates your capabilities and professional character

Work Element Programs

NICET ended the Work Element (WE) exams December 31, 2017. Exams passed in the work element format are still valid towards certification. To meet higher level exam requirements in the future, candidates must pass the appropriate exam/s, if available, in the Standard Model/CBT format. Testing is no longer available for some programs.