You will be assessed in both Theory and Practical examinations. You must receive a minimum of 60% (CIBTAC, ITEC), 70% (CIDESCO, CIDESCO Post Grad) in both Theory and Practical examinations in order to be considered to have passed the internal examination.
Example based on CIDESCO course:
Example 1: Theory Score = 70% Practical Score = 80% Average = 75% Outcome = Pass
Example 2: Theory Score = 68% Practical Score = 90% Average = 78% Outcome = Fail (minimum of 70% not achieved in Theory Paper)
Re-Sitting of Internal Preliminary Examination
If you fail to reach the minimum score in either the theory or practical (or both) component of the internal exam, you will be given another opportunity to re-take the whole examination or component of it at the sole discretion of the academy.
The re-take must be done within 1 week following the failure of the internal assessment. Any appeals on the sitting for the international exam shall be directed to the examination board. The decision from the examination board is final and no further appeal will be entertained. International examinations are assessed by external examiners provided by the International examinations bodies. Policies and fees for International exams are governed by the individual International Examining Boards. International examinations for CIBTAC and ITEC will take place in January, April, July and November of every year. The academy organize about 3-4 examinations in a year for the CIBTAC and ITEC courses. An official exam notification will be given to candidates at least 1 month prior to the examination. The exam schedule will consist of information such as exam date, time, venue, items to bring etc. International examinations for CIDESCO, CIBTAC and ITEC will be conducted at the end of the course or the next nearest exam date, whichever is later.
Absence from examinations
Students who are absent from examinations must have valid reason. They must produce valid medical certificate or supporting documentation to the school within seven (7) working days of the exam date.