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Candidates will be required to arrive at least thirty (30) minutes before the exam starts. Candidates arriving late will not be given additional time to compensate for the late arrival and may even be denied entry to the exam (if they arrive more than 5 minutes after the beginning of the exam scheduled time). A candidate that had exclusively registered for an exam (who did not follow a training course) and does not show up the day of the exam will have to register for a new exam.

All candidates will need to present a valid identity card with a picture such as a national ID card, driver’s license or passport to the invigilator.

Additional time can be provided to candidates taking the exam in a language different than their mother tongue.


Exam results will be communicated via email within a period of 15 days from the exam date. There will be no exact grade included in the communication of the results to the candidate, only pass or fail.

Candidates who successfully complete the exam will be able to apply for one of the credentials in the respective certification scheme.

In the case of exam failure, the results will be accompanied with the list of domains in which the candidate has failed.


There is no limit on the number of times that a candidate may retake an exam. However, there are certain limitations in terms of the allowed time frames between exam retakes.

  • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the 1st attempt, the candidate must wait 15 days (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (1st retake). The retake fee applies.
  • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the 2nd attempt, the candidate must wait three months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (2nd retake). The retake fee applies.
  • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the 3rd attempt, the candidate must wait six months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (3rd retake). The retake fee applies.
  • After the fourth 4th attempt, the waiting period for further retake exams is 12 months from the date of the last attempt. The retake fee applies.

For candidates that fail the exam in the 2nd retake, IGS recommends to attend a training course in order to be better prepared for the exam.

To arrange exam retakes (date, time, place, costs), candidates need to contact the IGS who has initially organized


A significant component of a successful and respected professional certification credential is maintaining the security and confidentiality of the exam. IGS relies upon the ethical behavior of certificate holders and applicants to maintain the security and confidentiality of IGS exams. Any disclosure of information about the content of IGS exams indicates violation of IGS’s Code of Ethics. IGS will take action against individuals who violate IGS Policies and the Code of Ethics. These actions include permanently barring individuals from pursuing IGS credentials and revoking the awarded credentials. IGS will also pursue legal action against individuals or organizations who infringe upon its copyrights, proprietary rights, and intellectual property.


On the day of the exam
Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask the Invigilator for clarification if you are not sure about the instructions Periodically check your progress. This will allow you to make any adjustments in time. Pay attention to the time you have left to finish the exam
Only the questions you answer correctly are scored. There are no penalties for answering a question incorrectly, so answer as many questions as you can. If you are unsure of a response, eliminate as many options as possible, and choose an option from those that remain


Certificate of successful completion of written examination shall be issued to all the delegates who attend entire duration of the course & pass.

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