For FLEX Remote exams, please allow at least 5 business days for exam directions to be emailed. Once you receive these emailed directions you are able to take the exam. You do not need to schedule a date.
For In-Person exams, you can schedule as early as 3 weeks out. To get the date and location you prefer we recommend you register as far in advance as possible.
If you are unable to take the exam on the date originally chosen, you must notify IAPMO at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled exam. There is no fee for rescheduling, however, if you do not show up for a scheduled examination and fail to notify IAPMO 24 hours prior, all fees paid will be forfeited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For IAPMO Certifications: Candidates failing to achieve a passing score will be eligible for re-examination as soon as the next examination is scheduled. Re-examination will require the submittal of a new application and the payment of a new fee. There is no limit to the number of times you may take the examinations, however, after the 3rd attempt, the candidate will have to wait three months before applying again. It is recommended that you spend some time studying between attempts.
For License Testing: How quickly a candidate can retake a license testing exams is typically dictated by the local licensing body. Candidates should contact their testing licensing body for their testing requirements and policies.
If a certification has been expired for less than 3 years from the original expiration date, candidates can reinstate expired certifications by meeting the CEU requirements for certification renewals AND taking the reinstatement exam. There is an additional reinstatement fee per application to reinstate certifications that are expired ($125 for Members; $175 for nonmembers). Candidates who have been expired for more than 3 years or who cannot meet the CEU and online course requirements will be required to pass the certification exam to become certified. For more information click here.