by Dan Ebeling, Certification Manager, RID
The announcement of the moratorium on certifications created a large influx of exam registrations, particularly for the NIC Interview and Performance Exam. During the two months between the announcement and the October 1, 2015, registration deadline, RID processed 339 registrations for RID Knowledge Exams and 832 for RID Performance Exams. This is over five times more than were registered during the same time period in 2014.
The chart below demonstrates exam registrations on a monthly basis between April 2014 and October 2015. (Click on the chart to see it larger.)
It is anticipated that the vast majority of these exams will be taken during the months of November and December 2015. With such a large number of test takers in a short period of time, we anticipate that there will be delays in score reporting. The extent of these delays depends on the capacity of the exam processing systems, which are being assessed at this time. Realistic results turnaround times will be communicated with the candidates in queue as they become available.