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Spend Money to Make Money

November 6th, 2016 at 07:06 pm

I paid $250 for a study program for my field. It was highly recommended and proven to be very effective, but still, ouch.

I will be eligible to sit for our professional exam in December. The exam dates are offered in February and May. I don't know if I will be prepared enough for the February dates, but I'm going to really try to make that exam date. If I have to take the exam in May I won't get results until mid July. Since I'm currently a teacher, I would be expected to accept my contract by then. So I want to know well before July if I'm going to continue teaching or use my new certification in a private practice.

When I do apply for certification and sit for the exam that's another $350+. Then, after becoming certified, I am required to become licensed in my state, $200+. Once all of that is complete, though, I can start on my new career and see where that takes me.

My youngest was sick last week, and her ear started hurting a few days ago. I took her to an urgent care yesterday, and sure enough one ear was infected. She's on antibiotics now and is feeling a little better. The doctor's office didn't bill me, they are going to send an invoice in the mail so I am not sure how much that visit will cost.

3 Responses to “Spend Money to Make Money”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Was this teaching credentials? What program?

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Yep. DH has to take re-certification exams every two years, to the tune of $500 for the test and $200 in test prep materials. He can't really work without it, so it's not optional! I feel your pain!

  3. alice4now Says:

    It's for behavior analyst board certification, and then state licensure.

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