Registration Fees & Refund Policy

The table below indicates ISSP member and nonmember prices for each certification exam. Note that ISSP offers a special Partner Fee for individuals who are not ISSP members but fall under the following categories:

  • Students, faculty, and staff of higher education institutions affiliated with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Staff of STAR Communities member municipalities
  • Staff of Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) member municipalities

These individuals must register for the exam using an email domain associated with their relevant institution or municipality.


ISSP Member Fee

Partner Fee

Nonmember Fee









*Registration for the ISSP-CSP exam is scheduled to open in early 2017

Once an exam is scheduled, candidates will be able to reschedule at no charge or cancel for a full refund as long as they do so at least 72 hours before an onsite exam or 24 hours before an online exam. Within 72/24 hours, a fee will apply to reschedule or cancel an exam.

If a candidate fails an exam, they must wait until the following Test Season in order to make another attempt. We recommend that candidates who fail take a look at our Education Partners’ Test Prep offerings or purchase a Study Guide.

Dragonfly Fund Sponsorship

Thanks to a generous grant from the Dragonfly Fund, ISSP is offering a reduced price of $100 on the ISSP-SA exam to those ISSP members who completed the ISSP Sustainability Certificate Training program in the past (please see the FAQ for a description of the difference between this educational program, which is no longer active, and the credentials now offered by ISSP Certification).

In order to be eligible for this discount, you must have completed the educational certificate program, be a current ISSP member, and plan to schedule the ISSP-SA exam before February 18, 2017. If you qualify, please reach out to for more information.