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Examinations Policies

Central Blockchain Council of America (CBCA) exercises stringent policies that not only help maintain the sanctity and reliability of its internationally renowned examinations, but also ensure that a fair, favorable, fit, and un-biased approach is pursued for evaluating applicants' competence for award of its prestigious credentials. Although the CBCA Registrant Handbook puts forward these policies in detail, the following are the more important policies that each examinee must make note of.

Examination Reappear Policy

In the unfortunate event that an examinee fail his/her first (1st) attempt, he/she must pay a nominal fee of USD 95, from myCBCA account, to reappear for the examination. Please note that the examinee will have to wait for 14 days from the day of the 1st examination result, before he/she can apply to reappear.

Examination Reapply Policy

If an examinee voluntarily cancels a scheduled examination; he/she may immediately reapply for examination, from their myCBCA dashboard, by paying a nominal fee of USD 50.

Examinee Conduct Policy

CBCA follows a ‘zero–tolerance’ policy for misconduct or usage of unfair means. During examination, the test manager (here on referred to as proctor) has all rights to dismiss an Examinee from the exam session for any of the following reasons:

  1. Causing any disturbance during the exam session
  2. Giving or taking assistance to or from anybody
  3. Referring to any material in any form such as digital assistants, notes, books, wristwatch calculators, electronic dictionaries, or other aids/devices
  4. Using electronic devices, such as mobile phones
  5. Trying to remove any type of scratch paper during the examination
  6. Trying to mess with the computer
  7. Trying to relocate during the examination from allotted computer/system
  8. Trying to remove questions (in any format) during the examination
  9. Not obeying the directions given by the (proctor) or remote-proctor
  10. Sharing the content of the exam with others

Kindly note that CBCA has the authority to take legal action against anyone who violates copyright laws including but not limited to reproduction/replication and distribution of examination content or materials. All exam related materials incluing but not limited to the data bank of questions, the exam form have copyrights and are the legal property of CBCA.

Any communication –verbal, written, or electronic – made by an examinee which can be deemed to be against the policies of examination is strictly prohibited. Any such act may invite stringent penal action.

Examinee Appeals

a. In case of a CBCA Disciplinary Action in pre and post exam scenarios

Candidacy Reconsideration Form

Examinees who wish to dispute any action or decision taken by the CBCA against their candidacy, may download and fill up the Exam Candidacy Reconsideration Request Form and send it to exam@cbcamerica.org to initiate process and action.

b. In case of No Show

Emergencies

Examinees, who miss a scheduled exam because of any emergency, may directly contact CBCA to report the matter. The following reasons for missing out on a scheduled CBCA Certification examination have been defined as genuinely acceptable for grant of Retake permissions if requested: If the examinee himself/herself or any of their immediate family members (such as Spouse, Siblings, Parents, Grandparents, and Children) meet an unfortunate accident, or develop a sudden medical condition demanding serious attention.

  • In case of bereavement of an immediate family member (such as Spouse, Siblings, Parents, Grandparents, and Children)
  • If the examinee is summoned by a court of law, or is drafted on juries, or is required for some urgent national duty.

Examinees who happen to miss out on their scheduled CBCA examination because of any of the above-mentioned reasons must contact CBCA and submit a request for a Retake by providing documents of proof for the encountered emergency such as doctor’s or hospital certificates among others,.

Also note that the certification fee is non-refundable. However, in the unlikely case that the reason for absence is not listed under our no show policy, an additional fee of USD 50 will be charged to reapply. In such an event the examination can only be scheduled after 14 days, from the date of the missed appointment, from the myCBCA dashboard.

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