When a candidate completes the Registration Process, s/he is eligible to take the GPC Exam during a 90-day period of time – that is, the Eligibility Window. During that window, the candidate’s approved Eligibility Packet will remain in effect. However, the GPCI Board of Directors recognizes the changes that may occur within the eligibility criteria and have since 2007 considered the Eligibility Packet a time-sensitive document. Therefore, all candidates must sit for their GPC Exam within the assigned 90-day Eligibility Window. If a candidate fails one or both sections of the exam, s/he will receive a letter from GPCI detailing this. After a 30-day waiting period, the candidate can pay for the retake of the exam and then has 120 days to retake and pass one/both sections of the GPC exam. We provide here a scenario to demonstrate:
- Bob applies for the GPC Exam by August 1 and is deemed eligible for the exam on September 1. Bob’s Eligibility Window is: September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017.
- Bob takes the exam on October 15, 2017.
- Bob’s exam is scored and reported on December 15, 2017. Bob passes the Multiple Choice but does not pass the writing (or vice versa). The letter states he has a 30-day waiting period before he can pay for the retake, then 120 days to take the exam (a total of 150 days from the date of the letter). So his retake eligibility window is now December 15, 2017 to January 14, 2018 (waiting period), and January 14, 2018 to May 14, 2018 to retake the exam.
- Bob waits the 30 days, remits the Exam Retake Fee and schedules the writing retake for March 6, 2018.