IBCA practices stringent policies that not only help maintain the sanctity and credibility of its internationally renowned examinations, but also ensure that a just, affirmative, healthy, objective, and empathetic approach is pursued for evaluating applicants' fitness for award of its prestigious credentials. Though these policies can be read in detail in the IBCA Registrant Handbook, the following are some of the most important policy areas for examinees to make note of.
In the event that examinees fail their first (1st) attempt to pass their IBCA Certification examination, they shall be required to pay a nominal fee of USD 95 from myIBCA to reappear for the exam. Please note that the examinee has to wait for 14 days from the day of the examination result, before he/she can apply to reappear.
If an examinee voluntarily cancels the scheduled examination appointment; he/she can immediately reapply from the myIBCA account dashboard by paying a nominal fee of USD 50.
IBCA has a ‘zero–tolerance’ policy for misconduct or adoption of unfair means. During examination, the test manager (proctor) has all rights to dismiss an Examinee from the exam session for any of the following reasons:
Please be informed that IBCA is authorized to take legal action against anybody who violates copyright laws such as reproducing and distributing examination content or materials. The data bank of questions, the exam form, and all exam-related materials have copyrights and are the legal property of IBCA.
Any communication – be it verbal, written, or electronic – made by an examinee which can be deemed to be against the policies of examination is strictly prohibited. Any such act will invite stringent penal action.
Candidacy Reconsideration Form
Examinees seeking to dispute any IBCA action or decision against their candidacy, may download and fill up the Exam Candidacy Reconsideration Request Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for initiating process and action.
Examinees missing a scheduled exam because of emergencies, should directly contact IBCA to report matter. The following reasons for missing out on, or not showing up for a scheduled IBCA Certification examination have been defined as acceptably genuine, and deemed as justified for grant of Retake permissions if requested:
Examinees forced to miss out on their scheduled IBCA exam for any of the above-mentioned reasons are required to contact IBCA and request for a Retake by submitting doctor’s or hospital certificates etc., as proofs of the emergency encountered.
Please note that the certification fee is non-refundable. However, if the case is not listed under our no show policy, an additional fee of USD 50 will be charged to reapply. The examination can be scheduled after 14 days, from the date of missing the appointment from the myIBCA account dashboard.