If you can no longer sit your exam, you can defer your exam entry to the next session. This means that we will move your booking so that your exam takes place six months later, in the next exam session. Please note that exams, guaranteed or emergency, can only be deferred once. Exams cannot be deferred consecutively.
You can request to defer your exam entry up to 14 days after the exam entry deadline. More detail is provided below on how to apply, and any admin fees.
If your employer is paying for your exam entry, the exam fee is not deferred and is still payable when your invoice is received.
How to defer your exam?
You have until 14 days after the exam entry closing date (or 14 days after the late exam entry closing date if you paid the late entry fee) to defer your exam entry to the next session, free of charge. Exams entries can only be deferred once to the next exam session.
You may be able to request an emergency deferral, where your exam entry is deferred to the next session in recognition of exceptional circumstances, as outlined in the section below.
When applying for an emergency deferral, you will be asked for details of your circumstances and to upload any relevant documentation (such as medical evidence). If accepted, exam entries can only be deferred once to the next exam session
Complete the online form to defer your exam.