Take the exam!
Chances are good that this exam will be administered sometime this early fall. Registering is now open until June 30, 2022, don’t procrastinate apply as soon as possible, this exam doesn’t come around often enough to take don’t wait for the next one.
My thinking is to take the exam and if you make it to the hiring process and don’t want it you can decline, you don’t know what your situation will be when and if that time comes.
Cost for exam is 61$.
Exam is made to pass, but passing is just not enough, the plan should be to get 100% (too much competition). Don’t let all the competition deter you from going in and trying to ace it. Prepare to do your best and you should be okay.