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Part IV Scores

Concerns During Exam Administration

If at any time during the Part IV Exam administration you encounter a situation that might have a significant impact on your performance, immediately notify the NBCE official in charge at the test site. The official will attempt to resolve the matter according to administrative guidelines established for the Part IV Exam. Administrative problems that are not brought to the attention of test site personnel may be impossible to resolve after the exam is over.

Post-exam Review

Following the exam, the NBCE will carefully review the statistical performance of each test question and will read and research examinees’ written concerns regarding test questions. Final scores will be determined after all test questions have been evaluated by the NBCE Department of Practical Testing. To ensure that each exam is scored accurately, the NBCE will also thoroughly check the answer sheets of each examinee. You will not be allowed to review exam questions or answer sheets following the administration of the exam.

Part IV Appeals

An examinee may submit a written appeal if the examinee believes that his/her examination results were adversely affected by administrative irregularities during the examination. A failing score is not by itself sufficient grounds for an appeal.

The NBCE charges a processing fee of $150.00 to review appeals requests. The NBCE must receive the appeal and fee payment no later than 10 business days following the release of scores.

If the NBCE upholds an appeal, it will:

  • Void the examinee’s failing score
  • Offer the examinee an exam retake, free of charge
  • Refund the appeal fee

The appeals process is the final authority and, if the appeal is denied, there is no further review by the NBCE.

Mail the processing fee, the written appeal, and all supporting documentation to:

NBCE
Attention: Registration and Records
901 54th Ave
Greeley CO 80534