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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 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 from your agency point of contact.

Online Certification System User Guide [PDF]

Online Certification System User Guide [Video]

Paper: Paper applications are no longer accepted. All certification tasks should be completed online in the new Appian portal.

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 ECP. Please outline your existing certification in the notes section of the application. If you have any questions, please email