Prospective Candidates for either the CRA or CRM certification pay a non-refundable $100.00 USD Application Fee for processing of their original application and evaluation of credentials. Applicants who fail to meet mandatory qualifications will be required to resubmit a new application form (including a new $100.00 USD processing fee) if they wish to request reconsideration more than one year after the date of the original application.
Candidates who fail to pass all required parts of the examination within 5 years (Parts 1-6 for CRMs, and Parts 2-4 for CRAs), must pay a Candidate Reactivation Fee of $100.00 USD in order to be eligible to sit for the examination again. They are then given a new five-year testing period during which they must take and pass all required parts of the examination (Part 6 for CRMs, and Parts 2-4 for CRAs).
Examination Fees for US and Canadian Candidates are $100.00 USD for Parts 1-5 of the examination, per exam and $150.00 USD for Part 6 of the examination. For all other countries, Examination Fees are $125.00 USD for Parts 1-5 of the examination, per exam and $175.00 USD for Part 6 of the examination. Examination fees are paid directly to Pearson VUE, the testing service.
Active CRAs and CRMS are required to pay an annual Membership Fee of $200.00 USD. Retired CRAs and CRMS are required to pay an annual Membership Fee of $15.00 USD. Invoices are mailed in November with payment dues by January 31st. Newly certified CRAs or CRMs are charged their first Membership Fee upon passing all required parts of the examination (Parts 1-6 for CRMs, and Parts 2-4 for CRAs). This first-time Membership Fee is prorated to the Exam cycle in which the last required exam was passed.
Membership Fees are billed annually in November for the upcoming calendar year and are due no later than January 31st immediately following billing. Payments received on or after February 01, 2016 must include an additional $15.00 USD late fee.
CRA or CRMs whose membership has lapsed (non-payment of Membership Fee, CMPs were insufficient at the end of the five-year CMP cycle, or the Member had been previously Retired) and wish to be reinstated must submit a Reinstatement Application and pay a Reinstatement Fee of $100.00 USD.