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Examination Policies

ARTIBA practices stringent policies that not only help maintain the credibility of its examinations, but also ensure that a just, affirmative, and objective oriented approach is pursued for evaluating applicants' fitness for award of its credentials. Though these policies can be read in detail in the ARTIBA Registrant Handbook, the following are some of the most important policy areas for examinees to make note of.

Examination Retake Policy

In the event that examinees fail their first attempt to pass their ARTIBA Certification examination, they shall be required to pay a nominal fee of USD 50 from their myARTIBA account to reappear for the exam. Also, if an examinee has passed an ARTIBA Certification exam, she/he cannot take it again without a prior consent from ARTIBA.

Examinee Conduct Policy

ARTIBA has a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy for misconduct or adoption of unfair means. During examination, the 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. Taking any assistance from anybody
  3. Using 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 from the exam room
  6. Trying to mess with the computer
  7. Trying to remove questions (in any format) from the exam room
  8. Not obeying the directions given by the authorized proctor
  9. Sharing the content of the exam with others

Please be informed that ARTIBA is authorized to take legal action against anybody who violates copyright laws such as reproducing and distributing examination content or materials. The data bank of questions, the exam form, and all exam-related materials have copyrights and are the legal property of ARTIBA.

Any communication – be it 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 will invite stringent penal action.

Examinee Appeals

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

Candidacy Reconsideration Form
Examinees seeking to dispute any ARTIBA action or decision against their candidacy may download and fill up the Exam Candidacy Reconsideration Request Form and send it to exam@artiba.org for initiating process and action.

b. In case of No Show

Emergencies
Examinees missing a scheduled exam because of emergencies should directly contact ARTIBA to report matter.

The following reasons for missing out on, or not showing up for a scheduled ARTIBA Certification examination have been defined as acceptably genuine, and deemed as justified for grant of retake permissions if requested:

  • If examinees themselves or any of their immediate family members (like Spouse, Siblings, Parents, Grandparents or Children) meet a serious accident, or develop a sudden medical condition demanding serious attention.
  • If there is a bereavement in the family (like Spouse, Siblings, Parents, Grandparents or Children).
  • If examinees are summoned by courts, or are drafted on juries, or are required for some urgent national duty.

Examinees forced to miss out on their scheduled ARTIBA exam for any of the above-mentioned reasons are required to contact ARTIBA and request for a Retake by submitting doctor’s or hospital certificates etc., as proofs of the emergency encountered.

Please note that certification fee is non-refundable. However, in accepted case of emergencies, there will be no additional charge to reappear in the exam.

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