How do ICB Exams work? They are pretty much similar to how regular examinations are handles. You arrive at a specific venue, along with other students and write your exams while being monitored by exam officials (invigilators). There are a few important details you should know, especially if you are a distance learner and you study at home.
How do I Register for the ICB Exams?
Registering for the exams is a simple process, as long as you have completed certain things in advance. These are the steps you must take.
2)Complete the Exam Entry Form and hand it in, along with your exam fees and the date you wish to write the exam. This tells the ICB that you will definitely be attempting the exam and they should expect you.
About ten days after you have registered, the ICB will provide you with a letter saying you are successful. They also send your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). It is important to register for your exams as soon as possible since this process confirms you as a student. Also, it leads to your course work being handed to you. Meaning you need to register for the exam to be able to actually study.
What Must I do Before Writing my ICB Exams?
After registration and receiving your PoE, you need to finish the actual course work. This is the contents of the PoE, it contains 3 assignments and 2 tests. These are highly important and you must be sure to complete them to the best of your abilities since they test your knowledge of the course work.
The PoE must then be submitted fully, with nothing left out or incomplete. You hand in all of this work on the day that you write your exam, along with the exam itself. If you do not hand in your work, you cannot write the exam, because you will automatically fail. Remember to pay the fees and select the exam venue location and time that you wish to write.
What Happens if I am Unable to Attend my Exam?
The important thing to remember is: Do not panic! If you have missed your date that you have registered for, you can still write the exam. The exams are written over the course of a couple of days. Meaning as long as there are other dates available to write, you can register to write your exam.
If you are unable to attend because you are a distance learner or live too far away, don’t stress. Have a look and make sure there are no exam venues within 200km of where you live or work. You can have a look at the detailed list available here. If this is not an option, you can apply for a Private Invigilator Application with the correct fee. This will be considered on a per-person basis.
If I am not Happy with my ICB Exam Results, What can I do?
You have the option to ask for a remark if you are not happy with the mark you have received. There is a limited time to do this (one month after results), so it is best to do it as soon as you can. You need to download and fill in the Application form for Re-mark, as well as pay the amount that is needed.
Your entire course work (PoE) will be examined and a detailed report will be made. There is, of course, no guarantee that your marks will change. Because of the strict guidelines, they assess your work and make a decision.
Exams are always a stressful and hectic time, but being prepared ahead of time makes the whole process that much better. If you come prepared, it makes your road ahead a lot smoother and easier to walk!
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Last updated: June 2, 2020