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About the Examiner Certification Program (ECP)


Participation in the Examiner Certification Program (ECP) is open to all state agency regulators who meet the education and experience qualifications for a credential, and is strictly voluntary. Refer to the Participant Handbook linked below for details of all ECP processes, procedures, and governance.


A one-time fee of $20 will be charged for each application received; an annual fee of $75 applies to each certification held.

To Apply

Overview: An applicant should review all requirements of the designation for which he/she is applying before beginning the process. Visit the site for Safety & Soundness, Mortgage, and/or Specialty certifications below to view detailed requirements for all available ECP credentials. Applicant and supervisor will be required to submit a signed Applicant/Supervisor Agreement (see ECP Documents below) before final application review may be completed. An applicant should consider whether he/she will be able to meet the continuing education requirement for maintaining certification before application is made.

Online: The online application process is the easiest and most secure way to apply for ECP certification. To begin the process online, request account setup by sending the applicant's name and email address, and the name and email address of his/her supervisor, to Both parties will receive a welcome email containing login information, demo video, and other pertinent information.

Paper: Paper applications are also available. A completed paper form should be emailed to or sent by regular mail to Rose Shaheen, CSBS Education Foundation, 1129 20th Street NW, Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

Acceptance of Equivalent Certification

An examiner who has attained certification from another state or federal agency and/or association in related skills may apply for consideration of equivalent certification in the CSBS Examiner Certification Program. An abbreviated application form is available for an applicant requesting consideration under equivalent certification criteria. Please call Rose Shaheen at 202-728-5710 for more information.

ECP Documents