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Test Site Procedures
Currently, RID offers four certification examinations:
Depending upon which exam you have applied for, one of the following will occur:
Inclement Weather Conditions
RID Test Sites may be closed or may experience delays during severe weather, natural disasters, or other emergencies. Exam appointments that the RID Test Site cancels under such circumstances may be rescheduled at no cost. Contact the test administrator at the RID Test Site for rescheduling information. If the RID Test Site is open and you do not arrive on time for your appointment, it will be considered a missed appointment and forfeit your exam and all related fees. You would then be required to register and pay for the exam again in order to sit for it in the future.
Candidates who miss their scheduled exam appointment or need to cancel their exam appointment after the deadline due to an excusable emergency situation should notify the RID Test Site immediately and then must contact the Certification and Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 838-0030 with notification within 3 business days following the documented emergency (or the first available opportunity if the nature of the emergency prevents them from contacting us) to be considered for a cost-free rescheduled exam appointment.
Excusable emergency situations include:
If you have paid for but have not yet scheduled an appointment for an RID exam and decide you no longer wish to take the exam, RID will be happy to either refund your payment or credit the exam fee to your RID account, minus the $40 non-refundable application processing fee, within 2 years of the paid date. After 2 years, the exam fee cannot be refunded but can be credited to your account (minus the $40 non-refundable application processing fee) so it can be applied to other RID products and services. Please submit your request in writing by email to email@example.com or by postal mail to: RID, Attn: Cert & Ed Dept, 333 Commerce Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
The ability to test candidates arriving late for their scheduled exam appointment will be at the discretion of the Test Administrator with the following guidelines:
If the candidate is the only person or the last person to be tested that day, it will be at the discretion of the Test Administrator or the availability of the testing facility whether the tester will have his/her regular allotted time for testing.
If the candidate does not show up or contact the test site, the Test Administrator is required to remain at the test site until the start time of the scheduled examination. At that time, the Test Administrator is free to leave, but must notify the RID Certification and Education Department on the first business day following the scheduled test. The candidate will forfeit all fees in regard to the missed test unless the circumstances are deemed to be an emergency. The candidate must notify Certification and Education Department staff within three business days following the missed examination. Test Administrators will be paid for candidates who fail to show for examinations.
Hand-scoring of Knowledge Exams
Knowledge exam candidates may file a written request for hand-scoring of their test within 30 days of the date-of-notification of results. Written requests must be sent via certified mail to the RID Certification and Education Department. (RID will not be held responsible for letters sent to RID Headquarters unless sent via certified mail.)
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