Exam Schedule

The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences offers the examination via Prometric, a global testing service provider. The exam is available quarterly each year.

The testing windows are as follows:

  • January 1-31
  • April 1-30
  • July 1-31
  • October 1-31

*Please note, for 2020, the exam will be offered from October 15-November 15.

You can visit the Prometric site to search for a testing center location near you. https://www.prometric.com/site-status.

Once the registration form has been completed and the fee has been paid, BELS will enter you into the Prometric (the computer-based testing company BELS uses) exam system.  Prometric will then send you instructions on how to find a testing center near you. They will also send communication on how to schedule your exam in a timeslot that best fits your availability.

You must first apply and be accepted into candidacy prior to sitting for the exam. The full process of candidacy application and exam registration can be found here.

Already accepted into candidacy? Register for the exam here.

Please note: If you are retaking the exam please submit an Exam Retake Application.


For more information please visit our Certification FAQ page or contact us.