Appeals Process

Exam Administration Appeals

In the rare event that a problem arises in the administration of an exam, 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. Applicants who do not pass the exam and believe irregular testing conditions were a contributing factor may file an appeal with the CEO. Visit the Reconsideration of Adverse Exam Administration Decision Policy for details.

An individual who chooses to file an appeal (the appellant) shall be responsible for any expenses that he or she incurs in connection with this process. There shall not be any right of appeal based on the applicant's failure to submit a complete application (including submittal of any required audit documentation), pay the required application fees, or pass the CBDCE certification exam, nor shall there be any right of appeal based on the certificants failure to submit a complete application for renewal by continuing education, pay the required fees, or respond to requests for additional application information. These applications shall be deemed incomplete.

Application Appeals

Application appeals are available only to individuals whose applications are rejected because of failure to meet eligibility requirements. Appeals are not available to individuals whose applications are rejected for any other reason, including being incomplete or improperly completed, or when for other reasons evaluation of application cannot be completed. Visit the Reconsideration of Adverse Eligibility and Reconsideration Decisions Policy for details. 
 

An individual who chooses to file an appeal (the appellant) shall be responsible for any expenses that he or she incurs in connection with this process. There shall not be any right of appeal based on the applicant's failure to submit a complete application (including submittal of any required audit documentation), pay the required application fees, or pass the CBDCE certification exam, nor shall there be any right of appeal based on the certificants failure to submit a complete application for renewal by continuing education, pay the required fees, or respond to requests for additional application information. These applications shall be deemed incomplete.