Life gets in the way of things... like studying and signing up for the certification exam. So I'm finally getting to the point where I feel that I've studied enough that I can set up a date to take the exam (maybe that or I'm getting to the point where I'm tired of studying and figure I might as well get it over with). I started off by filling out a printed version of the application so I could just send a check (can I mention that writing the ASCP a $500+ check hurts?) but there was a number I'd have to email my course director to get and didn't want to be a bother. So I figured I'd just do the online application and skip that bit, except four minutes after I started filling out the online application the website went down for maintenance. Rats, foiled again!
So I'm going to stay up and try again in a few hours. I don't get any bonus points for just trying to sign up, I have to actually do it and having now finally gotten around to doing it (and having located my sealed transcripts) I'd really like to be done with it.
I have to do the online application and then mail in my sealed transcripts, and then I wait to hear back from them with my three month window for when I can actually take the exam. So even this doesn't mean that I'll know my date immediately....
But, still... it is a step in the right direction. I'm tired of having it hanging over my head.