Examination Candidates Returning After Three Previous Failures


In accordance with the College’s Examination Regulation, candidates who fail examinations three times must return to school and obtain a new diploma prior to applying to the College a second time. Some candidates were not successful in only one examination having passed the other.

This policy clarifies the status of the earlier examination in which a candidate obtained a pass.


Any candidate who failed one or more of the College’s certification examinations, returned to school and obtained another diploma then reapplied for examinations, will be treated as a new applicant.

These candidates must take and obtain a successful result on both the multiple choice (MCQ) examination and the Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) examination regardless of their previous history on the examinations.


Adopted by Council: May 25, 2007