Delegated examining authority is an authority OPM grants to agencies to fill competitive civil service jobs. Appointments made by agencies through delegated examining authority are subject to civil service laws and regulations. This is to ensure fair and open competition, recruitment from all segments of society, and selection on the basis of the applicants’ competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. The Delegated Examining (DE) course and certification assessment (exam) costs include:
Please refer to the DE Handbook (revised June 2019) to learn about the changes to the program including requirements, outcomes, and costs.
Registration and payment for training must be completed at least 72 business hours prior to class, which is the Wednesday preceding the start of class. Upon completion, you will receive confirmation that you are registered. Do not plan to attend or make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation of your registration.
The revised training is part of the overall upgrade of the DE Certification program, which culminates with a proctored examination at a testing center (locations nationwide and abroad). It is not mandatory that this training be completed in order to sit for the certification exam. OPM will continue to offer the training as we believe this training is key to ensuring that all HR practitioners are equipped with the knowledge and applied learning necessary to pass the examination.
Welcome to the DE Certification Program. We need to collect some information about you and seek your supervisor's approval to grant you access to request registration into the Delegated Examining Course OR Certification (Recertification) Assessment.
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