Part IV Deadlines

The NBCE will accept your written request to withdraw and issue a full refund if your request is received by the exam withdrawal deadline. The NBCE will issue refunds approximately two weeks after receiving your withdrawal request. Please contact the NBCE at for more information.

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.

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 irregularity policy here.

May 2020 Administration

Administration Dates May 15, 16, and 17, 2020
Applications Available December 2, 2019
Application Deadline
February 25, 2020
Withdrawal Deadline March 27, 2020
Scores Posted Online June 29, 2020
Appeal Letter Deadline
July 17, 2020

November 2020 Administration

Administration Dates Nov 13, 14, and 15, 2020
Applications Available June 1, 2020
Application Deadline
August 18, 2020
Withdrawal Deadline September 25, 2020
Scores Posted Online December 28, 2020
Appeal Letter Deadline
January 15, 2021


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