If a candidate fails the written examination, the candidate may take the examination again. There is an administrative fee for retaking the written examination. Candidates may take the written examination up to three times within a five-year period. If the candidate does not pass on the third try, the candidate’s application is terminated.
The Board charges a continuous registration fee to maintain records on persons who have not completed the certification process. The continuous registration fee is equal to the PAT annual renewal fee.
If a candidate fails the on-site observation, it may also be retaken twice. The Board will pay a maximum of $100 toward the expenses of the first on-site observation. The candidate is responsible for paying all expenses over $100 for the first on-site observation and all expenses for the 2nd and 3rd observations. If the candidate does not pass on the third try, the candidate’s application is terminated.
Candidates must successfully complete both the written examination and the onsite observation within five years of admission to the certification process.