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Annual Professional Eligibility Renewal

Applicants must gain NCTRC eligibility to be seated for the NCTRC exam. Eligibility is valid for five years from the date of issue provided the individual submits an annual maintenance application and fee.

Professional Eligibility Annual Maintenance Application

The Professional Eligibility Annual Maintenance Application and fee must be submitted to NCTRC by the required expiration date or professional eligibility will become inactive.

Applicants with inactive status will need to reinstate their professional eligibility prior to registering for the NCTRC exam. Reinstatement to active professional eligibility status can be achieved at any time during the five-year professional eligibility cycle by paying the current reinstatement fee plus any delinquent annual maintenance fees. Reinstatement to active status may not occur following expiration of the five year eligibility cycle. Professionally eligible applicants must pass the exam to receive the CTRS credential.

Please submit a completed application. If your application is incomplete it will be denied and your requested test date may be postponed. All materials submitted to NCTRC as part of the Professional Eligibility Application process will become the property of NCTRC.

Please keep contact information current throughout your application process. You may update your contact information by logging into your profile at MY NCTRC LOGIN or you may email your requested changes to

Application Fees

Applications for Professional Eligibility Annual Maintenance are accepted throughout the year but must be postmarked prior to the posted deadline. The specific fees associated with the Professional Eligibility Annual Maintenance are as follows:

Annual Fee to Maintain Professional Eligibility $80.00
(required after 1 year of Professional Eligibility)
Professional Eligibility Reinstatement Fee $25.00
(required if Professional Eligibility Annual Maintenance is late)
Exam Registration Fee $325.00
Exam Reschedule Fee $25.00
Returned Application Processing Fee $25.00
Fee for Bank Checks from Foreign Countries $25.00
Fee for Returned Check $50.00
Fee for Rejected Credit Card $20.00

The required fees must accompany each NCTRC application or the application will be returned. All fees must be in U.S. dollars. If an individual resides outside of the U.S., the fees must be sent by credit card, money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars made payable to NCTRC. All certification review fees paid to NCTRC are non-refundable, regardless of review decision or withdrawal of the application during the review process.