Report of Results

After completion of the evaluation, candidates are instructed to report to the proctor to receive their score reports. For full details on how test results are reported, including the scale score concept, please refer to the current Handbook.


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There is no limit to the number of times unsuccessful candidates may take the Examination, provided eligibility requirements in effect at the time of applying for re- Examination are met. A current Application must be submitted with applicable fee each time.

Refer to the "Re-Examination" section of the current Handbook for additional details and documentation.

Appeal of Examination Results


  • In the rare event that a problem arises in the administration of an examination, it may affect an individual or group of applicants. Problems may include, without limitation, power failures, defective equipment, or other disruptions of exam administrations such as natural disasters or other emergencies. When these atypical circumstances occur, the testing agency will conduct an investigation to provide information to NCBDE. Based on this information, NCBDE, at its sole discretion, may not score the exam, may withhold reporting of a score while NCBDE reviews the matter, or may cancel/invalidate the test score. If NCBDE deems it appropriate to do so, NCBDE will work with the testing agency to give affected candidates the opportunity to retake the exam as soon as possible, at no additional cost. Affected applicants will be notified of the reasons for the cancellation and their options for retaking the exam.
  • Applicants who do not pass the examination and believe irregular testing conditions (such as a disturbance) were a contributing factor may file an appeal with the CEO. All appeal requests must be filed no later than thirty (30) days after the applicant’s examination administration date. All appeals must describe the suspected problem and the requested remedy. Appeals based on irregular testing conditions will be reviewed by NCBDE only in the event the applicant does not pass the examination. If the applicant passes the examination, the appeal will be terminated without a decision on the appeal.
  • Notice of the CEO’s final determination will be provided to the applicant, and the determination of the CEO will be final.
  •  Applicants may not:
    • Obtain copies of the examination
    • Appeal the content or interpretation of NCBDE’s examination questions or examinations.


  • Applicants wishing to appeal must submit a written letter requesting the appeal.
  • The request for appeal may be sent via mail, facsimile or email.
    • If mailed, the appeal must be postmarked within thirty (30) days of the examination administration date.
    • If sent via facsimile or email, it must be received within thirty (30) days of the examination administration date.
  • The applicant is responsible for verifying receipt of the appeal. NCBDE will not be responsible for correspondence that is not received by the deadline. The recommended method for submitting an appeal is via mail, using a method that provides the applicant with proof of mailing, e.g., certified mail.
  • The letter must be addressed to the NCBDE CEO at the NCBDE national office. (Note: when published, include appropriate contact information).
  • The request for appeal must include a detailed statement identifying the irregularity and a statement of the resolution requested by the applicant, e.g., ability to retest at no charge.
  • NCBDE will endeavor to respond in a timely manner regarding the outcome of the appeal after completing an investigation, normally within thirty (30) days following the close of the investigation. The testing agency may respond on behalf of the NCBDE if so requested.

(Revised 11/2015)

Certificates and Wallet Cards

Complimentary certificates and wallet cards are provided by NCBDE to those who pass the Examination approximately three months after passing the Examination.