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How to Apply

Applying to be a Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician is easy. Just follow these three steps:

If you submit an application online, your payment will be securely processed through PayPal. If you choose to mail in your application, then you can include your payment via check or a money order made out to AAPT and sent to 1220 S St, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811-7138

Certification Test Pricing

Basic — Level 1 only $139
Combined — Level 1 plus Level 2, 3 or 4 at the same time $159

Upgrade to Level 2, 3 or 4
— At time of renewal (additional fee) $30
— At any other time $45

Discount Pricing for Groups
For multiple applicants at one time, the discount rate is $119 for each Basic exam and $139 for each Combined exam.

Group Discount – Basic — Level 1 only $119
Group Discount – Combined – Level 1 plus Level 2, 3 or 4 at the same time $139

Checklist

  • Submit Application Form

  • Submit Payment

  • Confirm that your application and payment have been received

Application

By submitting the form, you agree to the following:

1. I will not copy the test or let anyone else copy it. I will return the test in 30 days.
(For your protection, use “certified mail, return receipt requested.”)

2. I will pay a late fee of $20 for each month or fraction thereof that the test is returned after 30 days,
regardless of whether the test is completed or not.

3. If I do not return the test within 180 days, I understand it is considered lost and I must pay a fee of
$1,000 for AAPT to revise and reprint all tests.

Once a certification test is ordered, it cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Results can be expected no later than 30 days after completing the test and all other requirements. You should call to inquire on your certification status if it’s been over 30 days.

If you’d prefer to mail in your application, click the button below to open up a fillable form in Adobe Acrobat PDF format that you can save and e-mail, print out for US Mail, or fax to AAPT.

Mail in Application

Checks can be made out to American Association of Psychiatric Technicians, or AAPT.

Mail your application and check to our office:

AAPT
1220 S Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95811-7138

Confirm

  • You must call AAPT (800-391-7589) to ensure that your application was received. Payments submitted without applications will result in the exam not being sent to you.
  • Once a certification test is ordered, it cannot be transferred from one applicant to another.
  • Results can be expected no later than 30 days after completing the test and all other requirements. You should call to inquire on your certification status if it’s been over 30 days.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP