Completing the Application

Applications must be completed and returned to NEHA for review at least 4 weeks prior to the exam date. If an application is received less than 4 weeks prior to your planned exam date, you may have to schedule the exam for another date.

A complete application should include:

Completed CFSSA Application (PDF)  

Official College Transcripts. To be considered an official transcript it should be received at the NEHA office in the sealed envelope from the College Registrar’s Office/Transcript Office. It can be sent directly from the school to NEHA or submitted with the application in the sealed school envelope. Electronic transcripts from the school or transcript service are accepted when e-mailed to

Work Experience Verification Form.

Appropriate fees.

Third party review (applicable for candidates with foreign education).


Application Expiration Policy

Applications are good for 2 years from the date NEHA received them. If you have not tested within two (2) years of applying, you will need to submit a new application and fees.  Pearson VUE testing authorizations are good for one (1) year.