If a candidate fails to achieve a passing score on the examination, retaking the examination is permitted. The fee for retaking a certification examination is $300 USD. If the candidate does not retake the examination within a one-year period, re-submission of the complete application will be required, along with payment of the full fee in effect at that time.
Candidates who fail a certification examination must apply for a retake examination and pay the discounted retake fee. Candidates pursuing a specialty certification will be allowed two retake examinations, with a minimum of 90 calendar days and a maximum of 200 days between each attempt. If a passing score is not achieved after their third attempt, a candidate must wait 12 months to submit a new application, pay the current application fee of $600 USD, and begin the process again.
An individual who fails one specialty examination may NOT apply for another specialty examination as a retake candidate.