Candidates must inform BPS of their intent to withdraw, at which point they will be sent a link to an online form to make an official request. The request must be received by the Board on or before the deadline of August 1, 2017. Candidates who withdraw from the certification process will be refunded the fee paid, less an administrative charge of $200. Refunds will be processed within five weeks of the final examination date. Candidates whose withdrawal request is not approved by BPS will forfeit all testing fees.
After August 1, 2017, BPS will review requests for withdrawals with decisions made on a case-by-case basis. Acceptable withdrawal requests, with appropriate documentation (e.g., physician’s letter, police report, etc.) will be considered under the following situations:
- Serious illness (either the candidate or an immediate family member)
- Death in the immediate family
- Disabling accident
- Court appearance
- Jury duty
- Unexpected military call-up
Supporting documentation must be submitted to BPS within 7 days after the exam date. Candidates whose withdrawal request is not approved by BPS will forfeit all testing fees. If approved, all administrative fees will apply.
Spring candidates also have the option of having their application deferred to the next examination cycle (Spring 2018). Candidates who defer to the Fall exam cycle and do not test will forfeit all fees; no additional deferral will be allowed.
Not appearing for a testing appointment or rescheduling less than four (4) business days before a testing appointment (outside of the special circumstances listed) will count as the candidate’s testing appointment. Candidates marked as no-show candidates will forfeit all testing fees.