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Applications must be received by the NBCE by the deadlines listed below. Requests for withdrawal and for hand grading must be received by the NBCE by the deadlines listed below.

November 2018 Administration

Applications open on 05/21/18.

Administration Dates November 9-11, 2018
Application Deadline 08/14/2018
Test Accommodations Request Deadline 08/14/2018
Withdrawal Deadline 09/21/2018
Scores Posted Online 12/26/2018, 8:00 a.m. MT
Appeals Deadline 01/11/19

May 2019 Administration

Administration Dates May 17-19, 2019
Application Deadline 02/26/19
Test Accommodations Request Deadline 02/26/19
Withdrawal Deadline 03/29/19
Scores Posted Online 07/01/19, 8:00 a.m. MT
Appeals Deadline 07/16/19

November 2019 Administration

Administration Dates November 15-17, 2019
Application Deadline 08/20/19
Test Accommodations Request Deadline 08/20/19
Withdrawal Deadline 09/27/19
Scores Posted Online 12/30/19, 8:00 a.m. MT
Appeals Deadline 01/15/20
Exam Withdrawal

The NBCE will accept your written request to withdraw and issue a partial refund if your request is received by the exam withdrawal deadline. The NBCE will issue refunds approximately two weeks after receiving your withdrawal request. (See form below).

Exam Withdrawal Form (PDF file)

The NBCE will not accept withdrawal requests after the published deadline. You must submit a completely new application with correct fees when you apply at a later date.

Emergency Cancellation Policy

In the event of an emergency or administrative irregularity, the NBCE reserves the right to make adjustments in exam administration procedures, to withhold the reporting of scores, and/or to order the re-administration of an examination.

An emergency or administrative irregularity might include, but is not limited to, any natural disaster (hurricane, flood, tornado, earthquake, fire, etc.), power failure, technology malfunction, or other facility breakdown, which, in the opinion of the NBCE, could affect the validity of examination scores.

Read the entire examination interruption policy here.