How long must I wait before I can re-sit my examination?

Please see the following table for the resit criteria for each CREST examination:

Note:
a) If a candidate fails an examination that comprises two parts, both parts must be retaken.
b) For examinations marked with an *, if a candidate is unsuccessful on their fourth attempt, they must wait six
months before they can re-attempt the examination at which point they will have a further four attempts
available to them.

I.e.: 4 attempts, all fail = six-month break. Further 4 attempts, all fail = six-month break. And so on.

If there is an unenforced six-month break, candidates will have four attempts before this policy is applied.

Exam

Type

Re-Sit period

 

Exam

Type

Re-Sit period

Validity
Period

CPSA *

Written

7 days

 

CR TIA *

Written

7 days

 

 

All CREST qualifications are valid for three (3) years

CRT

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

 

CCTIM

Written

8 weeks (2 months)

CCT Inf *

Written

7 days

 

CRTSA

Written

8 weeks (2 months)

CCT Inf

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

 

CC WS

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

CCT App *

Written

7 days

 

CPIA *

Written

7 days

CCT App

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

 

CRIA

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

CCSAS *

Written

7 days

 

CCNIA

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

CCSAS

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

 

CCHIA

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

CCSAM

Written

8 weeks (2 months)

 

CCMRE

Practical

8 weeks (2 months)

 

 

 

 

CCIM

Written

8 weeks (2 months)