As of January 1, 2016, the initial NEB application fee is $500. The initial registration fee covers NEB registration for the first two years. After the initial two year period NEB candidates will have to pay an annual fee of $250 until completion of all NEB exams. If a candidate lets their file expire after two years and does not pay the annual renewal fee of $250 at that point and decides to continue with the exams at a later date, the annual fees that were not paid will be collected retroactively before a candidate is able to resume taking NEB exams. For more information on NEB fees see Schedule of Fees.
Candidates enrolled in the NEB on or after January 1, 2016, will be required to complete all NEB examinations and requirements within seven years of enrolling in the NEB, in order to successfully complete certification requirements. Those candidates who do not complete all NEB examinations and requirements within seven years will be required to start over again while maintaining registration in the program. That is, candidates who do not complete certification requirements within the stipulated seven-year period will be required to:
- Submit new language test scores
- Successfully complete the BCSE anew prior to becoming eligible for the NAVLE, the PSA and the CPE again
This seven-year time limit to complete the NEB program will affect all NEB candidates. However, candidates that registered to the NEB at any time before January 1st, 2016 will get the total of seven years to complete their certification requirements regardless of when they first applied to the NEB.
All candidates working towards completion of certification requirements will be required to maintain registration in the program by paying the required annual fees towards re-registration.
If a candidate doesn't want to continue with the NEB process and want to permanently close their file in order to avoid having to pay renewal fees please use the NEB File Closure Request form.