For Coating Inspector Program (CIP) certifications, the authorization to test is valid for 18 months from date of purchase of the course. Students have a total of 3 attempts at the exam before they will be required to retake the full course.


For Cathodic Protection Program (CP) certifications, the authorization to test is valid for 4 years from the date of purchase of the course.  Students have a total of 15 attempts at the CBT exam before they will be required to retake the course.


For all other CBT exams, the authorization to test is valid for 4 years from date of purchase of the course.


Should you fail the initial attempt:

Student must wait 30 days before the second attempt and wait 4 months before the 3rd attempt and additional attempts. 

A retake can be scheduled provided it is within the authorization to test period.

The fee for the retake is dependent on the certification, See Exam Fees