Policy for Re-taking PTCB Exam

by Robyn
(CA)

Recently, I took the PTCB exam and failed. That was in the beginning of this month. I know I can't take another exam during this same "window of testing", but when is the next available date I'll be able to sign up again for another exam?


Reply
(by Keith)

You'll be able to retake it in about two months. After it's been 4 weeks since you first took it, call Pearson-Vue and they will guide you. Below is the PTCB's policy on re-takes.

The
PTCB's policy for retaking the PTCE is:

"Candidates who fail the PTCE can retake the PTCE up to three times. After three retakes, candidates will need to appeal to PTCB. All requests will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. For the first two retakes, candidates are required to wait 60 days before taking the PTCE again. For the third retake, candidates are required to wait six months before taking the PTCE again. For example, if a candidate fails the PTCE (for the first or second time) on May 1, 2011, the candidate can reapply immediately to retake the PTCE, but his/her 90-day eligibility period would not begin until July 1, 2011 (60 days after the failure date) and would extend through September 30, 2011. If a candidate fails the PTCE for the third time on May 1, 2011, the candidate's 90-day eligibility period would not begin until November 1, 2011 (six months after the third failure date). Candidates who pass the PTCE are not eligible to retake it except under extraordinary circumstances."

-PTCB.COM faqs page   (08/2011)

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