10.6 Retesting


If candidates do not pass the Board Certification exam, the exam may be retaken by completing the necessary requirements, also outlined in the Candidate Guide.


  1. Active Candidate status is valid for up to three years from the application submission date. Once Post-Graduate Requirements are complete, the candidate may take the Board Certification exam as many times as is necessary within this time frame.
  2. Active candidate status may be renewed for up to three years total by submitting proof of completion of 50 points toward the Post-Graduate requirements for each year of eligibility.
  3. Full registration fees are charged for each exam. Exceptions to this may be made at the discretion of the board.