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   CPES Certification



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CPES Certification

Application Process:

Complete the online CPES application form. Click Here For The Online Application 

  1. Include the name, title and phone number of your Chief, Sheriff, or Agency CEO who can verify that you meet the job experience requirement.

  2. Make online payment ($175 U.S.) by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the application page and continuing on as instructed in our online cart payment system. (Note: If you cannot pay online with a credit card, call 800-449-4273 for payment instructions).

Online Written Examination

Once your application and payment have been received and processed you will be sent an e-mail message containing the online test administration information and login procedures. Regarding your online test:

  • You need a computer that has Internet access for a period of 120 minutes

  • The exam contains fifty (50) multiple-choice questions and all of these questions are based upon the I.A.P.E. Professional Standards. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST IAPE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: Your online test is a timed assessment, once you log into the actual test the clock begins to run. Do not open the test until you are ready to actually take and complete the exam.

  • When the test is completed you will be notified of the test outcome.
    (Note: Should you not pass the test, you will be given one opportunity to take another version of the test. The second exam is covered in
    your initial fee.)

  • After you pass the test, you will be mailed your official IAPE Certified Property & Evidence Specialist certificate.


Billing and payment issues: Call 1-800-449-4273 (California)
Online test or technology issues: Call 1-631-628-2823 (New York)