A maximum of three attempts at the exam will be allowed, after which a cooling off period of 6 months will be imposed during which the application will be placed on hold. You can make up to 3 attempts at the approved exams regardless of the exam or combination of exams you choose to attempt. For example, you attempt Exam A and fail on the first attempt. You have two remaining exam attempts. You can then attempt Exam B. Should you fail you now have one remaining exam attempt at either Exam A or Exam B.
The next examination result that will be considered for application must take place a minimum of 6 months from the date of the third consecutive failure. A 6 month cooling off period will be imposed for every subsequent failure to a maximum of two years from the date of the initial application, at which time the registration application will be denied.
Authorization of a fourth attempt at the entry exam without a cooling off period will be considered based on extenuating circumstances including illness, illness of an immediate family member, or sudden or unexpected changes to one’s personal circumstances. ACSLPA reserves the right to request verification in the form of a medical certificate or other supportive documentation as required.
Should it come to light that an applicant who passed the exam did so without following the prescribed attempt limits and cooling off periods, an additional period of supervised practice may be imposed by the Registration Committee for the purpose of confirming competence. This will be evaluated and documented on a case-by-case basis.