Exams & Retests

Important Information

If you have registered for the upcoming class on February 28, you are automatically registered for the exam on March 1.  Therefore, separate exam registration is not necessary.

Click on the link below for exam instructions and the practice exam

Exam Primer

Exam Primer with Answers


If you are taking the exam again as a result of an unsatisfactory grade, please register by clicking the link provided to the right.  A $35.00 fee will apply for re-test.

Make-up Exam

If you need to make-up the exam due to a conflict with a previously scheduled exam, and you have completed the course, please contact us.

Exam Check-in

On site check-in is 8:00am – 8:45am.  All participants must be seated prior to 8:45am.  Late arrivals after 8:45am will not be admitted.  Exam will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Items to bring to the exam:

  • Number 2 Pencils (at least 1)
  • Valid State Driver's License or other government issued ID
  • Small Calculator - phones can not be used 

image of CEPSCI exam cover

Exam Schedule

The following dates are associated with Initial Certification Classes and are not open for Retesting

Exams are held in Columbia unless otherwise indicated  

River Center at Saluda Shoals Park
5606 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 

March 1, 2017
April 5, 2017
May 24, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 31, 2017
October 12, 2017
December 15, 2017


Retest Schedule

Retests are held in Columbia at the River Center in Saluda Shoals Park

5605 Bush River Rd
Columbia, SC

February 17, 2017
April 28, 2017
June 16, 2017
August 25, 2017
October 27, 2017

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