Registration Timeline

The GPC Exam occurs year-round. GPC candidates may commence their registration at any time. However, the registration process is time sensitive. That is, candidates must continue to complete registration in a timely manner to remain in the exam queue.

In general, this approach includes a Cohort Model. Candidates who initially register in August, for example, will be approved in September and will take the exam within a six-month exam Eligibility or Examination Window* from September to March. A candidate approved on September 1 could take the exam the following day or at any time within that six-month window.

The timelines below represent the schedule for GPC registration cohorts, as well as the dates for scoring each cohort.

Annual Exam Timeline
Packet Submission Deadline Packet Review Period Eligibility Status Notification Date 6 Month Exam Window
January 1 January 1 – 31 January 31 February 1 – July 31
February 1 February 1 – 28 February 28 March 1 – August 31
March 1 March 1 – 31 March 31 April 1 – September 30
April 1 April 1 – 30 April 30 May 1 – October 31
May 1 May 1 – 31 May 31 June 1 – November 30
June 1 June 1 – 30 June 30 July 1 – December 31
July 1 July 1 – 31 July 31 August 1 – January 31
August 1 August 1 – 31 August 31 September 1 – February 28
September 1 September 1 – 30 September 30 October 1 – March 31
October 1 October 1 – 31 October 31 November 1 – April 30
November 1 November 1 – 30 November 30 December 1 – May 31
December 1 December 1 – 31 December 31 January 1 – June 30
Scoring Exams
Exams Taken Results Provided
January March 31
February April 30
March May 31
April June 30
May July 31
June August 31
July September 30
August October 31
September November 30
October December 31
November January 31
December February 28

Scoring

When will I know if I passed?

Exams are scored and candidates are notified 60 to 90 days after the exam was taken.

Example 1: Exam taken on February 1 – notified of result by April 30. Example 2: Exam taken on February 28 – notified of result by May 31.

Shortest possible time in process: 4 months

Candidate submits a packet on January 1; packet review period is January 1 – 31; approved by January 31; candidate schedules then takes exam in February; scoring completed and candidate notified by April 30.

Longest possible time in process: 10 months

Candidate submits a packet on January 2; packet review period is February 1 – 28; approved by February 28; candidate schedules then takes exam in August; scoring completed and candidate notified by October 31.