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Examinations in Australasia

Please note, the following examinations or examination elements are delivered by Pearson Vue:

CREST Practitioner Security Analyst
CREST Registered Security Analyst
CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester (written element)
CREST Certified Web Applications Tester (written element)
CREST Certified Simulated Attack Specialist
CREST Simulated Attack Manager
CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst
CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst
CREST Certified Threat Intelligence Manager
CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst
CREST Certified Incident Manager

The fee for examinations, or examination elements, delivered by Pearson Vue are paid directly to Pearson Vue at the time of booking; the fee for the practical element of the exam is paid to CREST.  The fees shown below are the total sums payable for the examination (exclusive of applicable taxes).

The CREST Registered Penetration Tester examination costs AUD725.00

The CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester examination costs AUD2435.00  (Practical element only.  Written element (AUD540) paid direct to Pearson Vue)

The CREST Certified Web Applications Tester examination costs AUD2435.00  (Practical element only.  Written element (AUD540) paid direct to Pearson Vue)

The CREST Certified Simulated Attack Specialist examination costs AUD2435.00  (Practical element only.  Written element (AUD540) paid direct to Pearson Vue)

The CREST Registered Intrusion Analyst examination costs AUD725.00

Equivalency Scheme AUD185.00 – please refer to the Equivalency Recognition page for criteria and procedures


Examination dates

CREST is pleased to announce that we are restarting practical examination deliveries in Australia.

The examinations available are:

  • CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT)
  • CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester (CCT Inf)
  • CREST Certified Web Applications Tester (CCT App)
  • CREST Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS). Note that a valid CCT Inf certification is a pre-requisite for the CCSAS examination.

The proposed locations will be Melbourne, Sydney and Perth with the dates and locations as follows (these locations may be subject to change):

Location Dates Examination Type
Melbourne June 2022 (dates to be confirmed) CRT, CCT Inf, CCT App and CCSAS

Candidates wishing to take the practical examinations must ensure that they have achieved a pass in the theory component prior to taking the practical examination.


Booking in Australia

For all bookings and enquiries, please email [email protected]

To book your place, complete the booking form from the link below and return it, along with payment details, to [email protected].  Once your payment has been received you will be notified by email of your exam date.

Booking Form for Examinations in Australia (PDF)


Useful Information
You can access the following information from the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions (opens in new window)

Terms and Conditions (opens in new window) – includes hard disk drive wiping policy


Pearson Vue
Please note that Vouchers can also now be purchased from Pearson Vue to cover the cost of CREST examinations delivered via their centres.  The webpage is   This page can also be accessed via the CREST landing page at, by selecting ‘Purchase test vouchers’ in the ‘Related Links’ section on the right or in the Vouchers Store at .

Special Arrangements for Candidates

CREST will provide reasonable special arrangements, also known as “Accommodations.  These accommodations ensure a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skill in the essential functions being measured by CREST examinations.

Reasonable accommodations will provide candidates with special arrangements to address conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and other medical conditions that, for example, justify the allocation of additional time.

All reasonable special accommodation requests must be received by CREST at least four weeks in advance of a candidate wishing to book to sit a specific exam.  Reasonable accommodations are decided upon based on the individual’s specific disability or condition, supporting documentation provided, specific request and appropriateness of the request.

Reasonable accommodations do not include actions that fundamentally alter the purpose or nature of the examination.  Reasonable accommodations are generally provided for candidates who:

  • have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits that person in one or more major life activities (eg. walking, talking, hearing and performing manual tasks;
  • have a record of such a physical or mental impairment;  or
  • are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

To apply for reasonable special accommodations, a candidate must submit a written request accompanied by supporting documentation on official letter head from their health care provider that explains the nature of the disability or condition and specifies the exact accommodation(s) needed and email it to [email protected]  or [email protected].  Requests must be received and approved BEFORE you book your exam.  This is particularly important for those examinations delivered via Pearson Vue.

Group Bookings
For the registered tester examination, CREST can accommodate group bookings for groups of consultants from the same company. For details please contact CREST at [email protected].

Logistics and timings

Please email [email protected] for details of examination locations.

New Zealand

CREST in New Zealand is overseen via the CREST Australia Council.  We are planning member events and stakeholder interaction.  More details will be posted on this page as they are progressed.

Exams in both Wellington and Auckland are being scheduled for 2022.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.