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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 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, or other individual providing ratings, will be required to agree to the terms of an Applicant and/or Reviewer Agreement before final application review may be completed. An applicant should consider whether they will be able to meet the continuing education requirement for maintaining certification before application is made.

Online: Applying for ECP certification is a simple and secure online process. To begin, request account setup from your agency point of contact or by email to [email protected].

Online Certification System User Guide [PDF]

Online Certification System User Guide [Video]

Training Resources

Paper/Email: Paper and email applications are no longer accepted. All certification tasks must be completed online.

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 an equivalent ECP certification. Please provide details of your existing certification in the notes section of the application. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. The final determination of equivalency will be made by the CSBS Certification Committee.