All candidates have the right to file an appeal of an adverse decision resulting in a denial of certification or recertification based on a failure to satisfy application requirements, payment of fees required by the Consortium, or failure of the certification exam caused by conditions beyond the candidate’s control.

An appeal must be submitted via the Appeal Requests & Reporting Form. The appeal must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after notification by the Consortium of the adverse decision. All relevant supportive documentation must be included or referenced in the appeal submission.

The appeal and all related documentation will be dealt with in a strictly confidential manner. The individual submitting the Appeal form agrees to hold in strict confidence the filing of the appeal. They will not announce or promote in any manner, or use personal or institutional communication vehicles, to announce the filing of the appeal.