How much is certification and can my union or employer pay my fees?

Who pays for an individual certification is between the applicant and the other entities, however the fees are only one-hundred dollars ($100) per year (dependent on national certification dates), with up to five years certified at a time. There is also a one-time, non-refundable initial application fee of fifty dollars ($50) per applicant. You may apply on-line and pay with a credit card or you may mail your application with a money order, company or personal check, or a cashier’s check payable to the “Department of Labor.”