Certification Fees

The Value of Credentials

How much would you pay for effectiveness? Or confidence? Or the capacity to be viewed as a highly competent professional? Or for the ability to get a new job with more responsibility?

Yes, you will pay a lot less for our certification compared to other “certificate” programs; but it’s not because Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC)® credentials aren’t valuable. Nikeya Diversity Consulting and IDC’s joint strategy is to make certification affordable so that more people will achieve qualification credentials, and cost isn’t a barrier to effectiveness, or confidence, or competence.

Nevertheless, the emphasis of IDC’s credentialing program is on the value that credentials bring to an employer’s bottom-line and the benefits of a Learning Management System in designees’ careers.

Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® Exam

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Single Group (3 or more) Private Virtual/Onsite Group Options
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Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® Exam

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Description of Fees

Test fees and related materials are for a one-time sitting only.

Companies and organizations also have the option of having private virtual and/or onsite credentialing curriculum for your group. Get your talent these crucial inclusive leadership credentials to inspire and empower diverse teams to drive innovation and cultural transformation. To take advantage of discounts for groups with 3 or more and/or to discuss personalized private virtual and/or onsite credentialing options for your company, please contact Sarika Bhakta at sbhakta@nikeyadiversity.com for more information.


If you do not pass the knowledge-based exam with a clear 80.0% or better, you must pay the Exam Retest Fee, which is $599 for either exam in 2020. The retest fee is a per sitting fee.

Withdrawals and/or Refunds

Candidates who withdraw from the program within 14 days of their registration date may receive a refund, minus a $500 processing fee. No refunds will be provided, for any reason, after 15 days have expired. Candidates may choose to reschedule or make a substitution in the same calendar year (January 1st through December 31st) without being charged a fee. If a substitution is made in a subsequent calendar year, the $350 Exam Change Fee shall apply.

If a Candidate chooses to withdraw, study guides must be returned unused or the cost of the study guide will be deducted from the refund, along with the withdrawal fee. Allow 30 days for refund processing. Also, Society for Diversity membership fees will not be refunded.

Exam Cancellation

Candidates who are scheduled to test but cancel their knowledge-based exam within 48 hours of taking the test will be charged a fee for the cancellation. The Late Cancellation Fee is $350 before rescheduling can occur.


The Recertification Fee is $50. If a certification lapses more than one (1) year, designees will have to retest but will not have to submit another Candidate Project. The going rate for the CDP® or CDE® exam will apply. If the study guide has changed, candidates may utilize the online version at no cost or purchase another study guide at the going rate.

Alternatively, for a limited time, designees may pay a higher fee ($250) and commit to additional continuing education in exchange for renewing expired credentials. This option does not require taking the exam.

Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® are Registered Trademarks of the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC)®, used under license.