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Mark your calendar to note the application deadlines and exam windows for 2014. Complete an application, learn more about exam fees, payment methods, special accomodation requests, denial or revocation of IEEE WCET® Certification and appeals.

 
DATES AND DEADLINES

Spring 2014
Testing Window: 17 March - 12 April 2014

Fall 2014
Application Deadline: 19 September 2014 by 23:59 UTC
Testing Window:  6 October - 1 November 2014



TESTING WINDOWS and APPLICATION DEADLINES
The "testing window" is the time period during which the WCET exam is offered. There are two testing windows annually. Candidates may test on any date during the testing window, depending upon availability at the Prometric testing centers. Each testing window has a separate application period as noted above.

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All candidates who submit an application will be issued an IEEE WCET® ID number and receive a confirmation email acknowledgement within 24 hours indicating that their application was successfully transmitted. Candidates will subsequently receive an Authorization to Schedule notice providing information on how to schedule the exam.

Your IEEE WCET® ID number is very important! It will appear in three places: the Candidate Profile page, the confirmation email acknowledgement, and on the Authorization to Schedule notice. This IEEE WCET® ID number is required to review and modify your application and to schedule your examination. This is also your unique ID number for any future IEEE examinations as well as for recertification.
 

EXAMINATION AND OTHER FEES
IEEE WCET® total examination fee for IEEE and IEEE ComSoc members - US$450*
IEEE WCET® total examination fee for non-members - US$500*
Duplicate certificate - Processing plus shipping fee
Review of exam score - US$50
Online practice exam - US$50

* A nonrefundable US$95 application fee is included in the total exam fee.

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Organizations or employers may sponsor candidates for the examination. Candidates who are being sponsored by an employer will receive a promotional code from their sponsor. Candidates should enter this promotional code (and credit card information if applicable) in the payment section of the application.

PAYMENT METHODS
Examination fees are due at the time of application submission. Applicants may pay by VISA, MasterCard, or American Express. That is the only type of payment accepted.


SPECIAL ACCOMODATION REQUEST
IEEE ComSoc will, to the best of its ability, accommodate candidates with disabilities who need special arrangements to take the examination. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided except where these may fundamentally alter the examination or result in an undue burden.

Prometric may be unable to comply with special accommodation requests made by candidates taking the examination where local operating conditions or local laws and customs render such requests unlawful, impossible, or economically unfeasible to perform.

A special accommodation request must be made by the candidate at the time of application by marking the appropriate box on the online application. Candidates who request special accommodations must also submit the Special Testing Accommodation Request form and the Documentation of Disability-Related Needs by Qualified Professional form. The Documentation of Disability-Related Needs form must be completed by a professional with a license or credential appropriate to diagnose and treat the candidate's disability. The nature of the disability, identification of the test(s) and protocols used to confirm the diagnosis, a description of past accommodations made for the disability, and the specific testing accommodations requested must be included. All information submitted will be kept confidential.

Candidates must mail, email or fax special accommodation information to PES within ten (10) business days of the date they submit the application. Candidates who do not provide the requested information within the specified time frame will forfeit all fees.

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Denial or Revocation of IEEE WCET® Certification
Applications may be denied or certifications revoked for any of the following reasons:
• Violation of testing procedures;
• Failure to pass the certification examination; or
• Failure to meet recertification requirements.

Candidates whose applications are denied or certifications revoked for any of the above reasons will be notified in writing. Candidates may appeal the decision to the WCET Appeals Board by submitting an appeal in writing. Appeals must:

• Be in writing, signed by the candidate;
• Be sent to IEEE Communications Society - WCET by certified mail;
• Explain the specific reason(s) for appeal;
• Be accompanied by evidence or other pertinent information refuting the original decision; and
• Be postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the notification date on the letter.

Appeals should be addressed to:
IEEE WCET® Appeals Board
IEEE Communications Society
3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016 USA

Appeals Board for IEEE WCET® Certification Denial and Revocation
Appeal requests will be reviewed by the WCET Appeals Board. The Appeals Board is composed of two WCET Steering Committee members or their designees, one WCET professional, one WCET staff member, and an attorney if deemed appropriate.

The Appeals Board will review the request within 15 business days of receipt. During the review of the appeal, the Board may request additional documentation as needed. All information received will be considered strictly confidential and will be used only to review the appeal.

Appeals Decision
Candidates submitting an appeal will receive written notification of the decision within 30 days of receipt of the request. This notification will also be provided to the WCET Steering Committee. The WCET Appeal Board’s decision is final.




   

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