CSP Exam Update - 10/20/2022

The BCP regrets to inform those interested in sitting for the Remote CSP Exam that the recent beta testing of the online platform was a complete disaster.  The vendor reported a recent software update that created a cascade effect taking down the online exam delivery platform.  Fortunately, our beta testing discovered the errors before actual exams were attempted.  However, the vendor reports the damage has been extensive and we do not know when another beta testing can be scheduled.  We estimate we need 2 months between a successful beta testing and when we can have a scheduled online/remote CSP exam, and to provide you with time to prepare for the exam.  We hope to have another beta test in November with a possible CSP exam in January/February - subject to change.  We are diligently working with our vendors to resolve this technical issue vs. starting over, which would only delay future exams by several more months.  We apologize for this inconvenience as we are committed to ensuring the online examination goes smoothly.  Please return to this page for exam updates. 


Please ignore the information below as this is being updated as beta testing continues.  


The new digital CSP exam platform requires all examinees to install a browser lockdown application on the computer used to take the Practice Exam and CSP Exam, as well as meet minimum system requirements. 

The Practice Exam and In-Person CSP Exam use the same exam delivery platform. 

Practice Exam: 

  • Only available to registered examinees
  • Minimum System Requirements 
  • Install WebLock  
  • Desktop or laptop recommended as some tablets are not compatible
  • Mobile/smart phones are NOT compatible  
  • Chrome recommended, may also work with Edge, Safari and Firefox
  • If able to install WebLock the device is compatible and ready for the Practice Exam.  If WebLock cannot be installed, or does not meet minimum system requirements, use a different device. 
  • A unique Test Code for the Practice Exam will be emailed 2 weeks prior to the registered CSP exam.

In-Person CSP Exam: (only offered at the NAP conference location in June)

  • Minimum System Requirements 
  • Install WebLock in advance of the exam date
  • Wi-Fi enabled laptop recommended (some tablets are not compatible)
  • Mobile/smart phones are NOT compatible  
  • Chrome recommended, may also work with Edge, Safari and Firefox
  • If able to install WebLock the device is compatible and ready for the In-Person CSP Exam.  If WebLock cannot be installed, or does not meet minimum system requirements, use a different device. 
  •  A unique Test Code will be emailed at the exam check-in to access the In-Person CSP Exam
  • Additional exam-taking requirements are included in the Application

Remote CSP Exam:

The number of examinees is limited by the number of available proctors.  The application form will be disabled when the maximum number of examinees for the Remote CSP Exam has been reached. 

  • Minimum System Requirements 
  • install SmarTest Lock per your OS:
  • Desktop or laptop only - tablets, mobile/smart phones are NOT compatible
  • Operating Systems (OS) Requirements: Windows 8, 8.1, 10, 11 or macOS Catalina and higher
  • Chrome only - Edge, Safari and Firefox are NOT compatible
  • Webcam, microphone & speaker required (detachable webcam recommended)
  • 1-3 days before the Remote CSP Exam a unique link will be emailed - only limited login access is available before proctors are available - proctors will be available to accept identification and security scans approximately 10-15 minutes before the exam start time.  The link will allow you to test your device's compatibility.
  • Additional exam-taking requirements are included in the Application
  • If SmarTest Lock does not install, or my device does not meet minimum system requirements, use a different device. 
  • Generic Test-Taker Guidelines for login (disregard the sections on Material checks and Toilet break checks - neither is permitted for the Remote CSP Exam).  The Guidelines mentions a "keycode" (same as the Test Code) that is displayed on the left side of your screen - type in or copy/paste it into the field to enter the CSP exam. 

Not recommended waiting till the day of the CSP exam to complete the above steps in case of technical difficulties.

Additional exam-taking requirements are specified in the Attestation section of the Application.   

The Application will be available as soon as technical issues have been resolved.


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