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The CPCE will be given during a 2-week window in March 2021 (March 15-26). A new process for the Spring of 2021 requires Dr. Barrow to provide a roster of authorized students at least 60 days before testing begins. If you are in practicum and taking the CPCE this spring, please complete the following Doodle survey by January 10th. 

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After completing the Doodle survey you may register for the CPCE using the instructions below.

If you will be taking the exam at NCCU, follow the directions linked above on our website (Instructions for Registering for the CPCE) entitled Registering with Pearson VUE.APB on campus. Your cost is $75.

For students that are not local to Durham/NCCU you may elect to take the CPCE closer to home for an additional fee. You still must take the exam during our March 15-26, 2021 testing window, but your directions are going to be different. Use the directions entitled Registering with Pearson VUE.CBT off campus to take the CPCE at a Pearson Vue site close to you. Your cost is $150. For Spring 2021, many Pearson Vue Sites are operating at 50% capacity and registering early will help you get the testing date and site you want and need.

Special Accommodations: If you are approved for exam accommodations, the Disabilities Office or Student Affairs at your school should email a letter on school letterhead to the Accommodations Manager at CCE via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The letter will need to be signed and dated by the school representative. DO NOT PAY for the exam until the accommodations have been applied to your account. You will then call Pearson VUE accommodations team and schedule/pay over the phone.

Pearson Vue Accommodations Line: 800-466-0450 opt 3

I sincerely hope you have a strong start to your semester and that you have your prep plans in place to successfully pass the CPCE.  

Be well, 

Dr. Barrow


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