How to Register

How do I register to take the EGSA Certification Test?

First, download the application (click here).  You register for the test by mail or by fax. Your application form must be submitted with the appropriate fees to Ferris State University at the same time. You may pay your fees (detailed here) using your VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card.

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Can I take the test outside of the United States?

We encourage technicians working outside the Unites States to take the exam. Technicians working outside the United States might have legitimate concerns about their possible lack of awareness of standards used in the United States and that lack of knowledge might interfere with their ability to pass the test. After scrutiny and review of the Certification test EGSA has determined that there is no reason that the test could not be fairly applied to any NAFTA technician.

The process of arranging a proctor may take a bit longer and Technicians living outside the United States may be asked to help identify appropriate proctors and test sites. Shipping costs are included for those taking the test in the U.S. However, shipping charges for tests given outside the United States will be higher and will be added to the purchase price of various items. Contact Ferris State University before you order so that you know how much shipping charges will be.

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Which contact information do I use for applications and other correspondence?

Your primary contact will be Ferris State University. The contact information for Ferris State University is:

EGSA Technician Certification
Ferris State University
Center for Certification Training & Testing
CPD Building Suite 117
1020 Maple Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Toll Free: 866-880-7674
Fax: 231-591-5821
E-mail: click to send

You may also need or want to contact EGSA. The contact information for EGSA is:

EGSA - Certification Program
1650 South Dixie Hwy, Ste 400
Boca Raton, FL 33433
E-mail: click to send

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What happens after I register?

You should receive confirmation within two weeks that your application has been received. You will also be given information on how to schedule your test.

If you do not receive confirmation within two weeks or there was an error, phone Ferris State University at (866) 880-7674.

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When will I get confirmation of my test date and location?

Confirmation of testing will be mailed out within ten business days of receipt of your application.

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Can I take my test if I do not have my confirmation letter?

It is best to have your confirmation letter and pictured identification. If records show your participation and you have two forms of pictured identification you will be allowed to take the exam without having the confirmation letter.

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Can I reschedule a test date?

Yes - by contacting the testing center assigned.

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What happens if I register but I am unable to show for the tests?

Contact the testing center for details on their “no-show” policy.

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Are there other program policies that I should be aware of?

See our Policies and Procedures page.

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