Are questions negatively marked?
No. Only the questions you answer correctly will be considered towards your score.
When will I get my certification examination results?
You can expect your results via email between two to four weeks. However, keep in mind that you will only be provided with two possible exam results – pass or fail – rather than an exact grade.
In case of exam failure, candidates will receive the results with the list of domains they did not attempt fully. That way, they can prepare better the next time.
What is the exam retake policy?
Candidates can retake a PECB certification exam as many times as they wish. However, the following limitations apply:
- Candidates need to wait 15 days for their second attempt if they do not pass on the first attempt. They can retake the exam for free within 12 months.
- Candidates who do not pass the second attempt need to wait for three months from the initial date of the exam. Examination retake fees will be charged.
- Candidates who do not pass the third attempt need to wait for six months from the initial date of the exam. Examination retake fees will be charged.
- Candidates who do not pass the fourth attempt need to wait for a year (12 months) from the last session date.
Are there any certification requirements I should know of?
The PECB Certified ISO/IEC 38500 Foundation credential does not require professional experience, MS audit/assessment experience, or ITCGMS project experience. That said, you will need to sign the PECB Code of Ethics to be certified.