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BICSI announces RCDD and specialty fee change

The BICSI board of directors has approved an increase to the fee structure surrounding the RCDD and Specialty desig...


August 30, 2005  


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The BICSI board of directors has approved an increase to the fee structure surrounding the RCDD and Specialty designations. In addition, applicants will no longer be required to be BICSI members to sit for the RCDD or Specialty exams.

Current RCDD fees ($100 to apply and an additional $100 to sit for the exam) will be combined into one payment: $295 for BICSI members and $495 for nonmembers. Candidates will have one year following payment to complete the exam.

Those RCDD candidates who complete and submit an application prior to Sept. 1 may take advantage of the current pricing and will have one year to complete the credentialing process, BICSI said.

For existing RCDD professionals who are seeking a specialty designation, the fee for that credentialing will increase from the current $100 to $295 for members and $435 for non-members.

Specialty applicants who submit a completed application form along with the current $100 fee prior to Sept. 1 may avoid the price increase provided that they satisfactorily complete the credentialing process within one year.

In addition, current RCDDs and Specialists wishing to renew their designation will experience an increase from the current $95.00 renewal fee. The new fee to renew a designation will be $100 for BICSI members and $275 for non-members.

The fee to retake a specialty exam will increase from $50 for $100 for both members and non-members. The RCDD exam retake fee will remain at its current price of $100.

All fees quoted are in U.S. dollars.