Apply to Be a CACS

Before You Start

CACS Requirements
2 years of equivalent experience (adjusted for education level ) with a significant safety component
No case study required
Score > 80% on a single part exam containing multiple choice and short answer questions

Material to Be Submitted

CACS applicants must arrange to have the following materials submitted before the application deadline (see attached schedule):


Examination Application Form

submitted by applicant. Please submit a photocopy of your passport along with your application.
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Referee Statement

(two are required) submitted by referee (one for each referee listed in Examination Application Form)
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Eligibility Requirements for Examination - CACS

A candidate must have 2 referee statements from other professionals (preferably CACEs) recommending candidates.

A candidate must have a minimum of 2 years related experience with credit given for education as follows:

Highest Educational Level Engineering Degree Other Technical degree Non-Technical Degree
No higher level education Subtract 0 years Subtract 0 years Subtract 0 years
Bachelor Degree Subtract 3 years Subtract 2 year Subtract 1 year

Payment for Application Fee

Pay Fee

Submit Application

The application forms must be emailed to If typed/printed, applications MUST be e-mailed into CFSE. Where a form is greater than one page in length, all pages must bear the candidate’s initials. Photocopies of your passport and diplomas must be provided.

Notification of Examination

Admission Applicants must allow two (2) weeks for full processing of their complete applications.

At least one week prior to the examination date, an admission notice will be sent to eligible candidates and will confirm dates, times, and location of the examination. If the admission notice has not been received at least one (1) weeks prior to the examination date, the candidate must contact CFSE.

Take the Exam!

Completed application materials must be received by CFSE at least 2 weeks prior to the exam date. The specific date is usually noted on the exam schedule information page. Please note that because of the tight deadline, incomplete applications will not be guaranteed a place at the exam. It is strongly recommended that all applicants send in their information well in advance of this deadline to insure a place at the exam. If CFSE does not receive your application prior to the exam, you may take the CACE / CACS exam at your own risk prior to acceptance to the exam. There are no refunds.

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