Henry Dalziel | Certified Ethical Hacker | January 12, 2013
Not that any of our students would fail of course! – or have failed for that matter, it is good to know what the EC-Council exam retake policy is. We are referring to the Certified Ethical Hacker certification in this post – for all other certifications it’s best to check directly with EC-Council.
According to the organization, if a student does not successfully pass CEH then they can purchase vouchers to retake the exam at the cost of $500. CEH exam vouchers are available from EC-Council or VUE & Prometric APTC.
Here are three facts about re-taking a CEH exam:
1. There is no “cool-off” or waiting period required to attempt the exam for the second time.
2. If a student fails a second, third or fourth attempt to pass the exam then there is a cool-off period of two weeks.
3. According to EC-Council rules a CEH student is not permitted to take five attempts within a year period.
The terms are pretty generous really – but for students who fail the exam a third time – they ought to really be getting more “direct” help. From our experience in online education and training there is no direct association with more students failing “because they attended online boot camps” – rather, it is always down to the levels of preparation that a student has made prior to taking the exam.
However, failing for a third time clearly indicates that there are areas of the CEH syllabus that are not understood and in this instance it might be better to seek direct live tuition.
It is worth also saying here that EC-Council exam vouchers are valid for a maximum period of a year from the date of purchase. If you have to extend the duration of the exam voucher then the cost is $35 for an additional three months.
The exam vouchers are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable.
Good luck! Let us know how your studies are going in the comments below. Did you have to re-take? If so we’d like to hear from you.