Updated BCSE Four-Month Retake Timeframe

​All ECFVG candidates are permitted to attempt the Basic and Clinical Sciences Examination (BCSE) only three times (i.e., the original test attempt and two retake attempts) within a 12-month period.

In addition, beginning Aug. 1, 2016, all ECFVG candidates who fail the BCSE are required to wait about four months (or about 120 days) between BCSE attempts (i.e., from date of previous BCSE attempt) in order to apply for a BCSE retake. For example, if a candidate took the BCSE on Aug. 1, 2016, then the candidate will be able to pay retake exam fees and apply for an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter no earlier than Dec. 1, 2016. Once the submitted retake application is processed and the ATT letter is received, the BCSE retake candidate can then schedule a testing appointment directly with Prometric® as before.

As before, BCSE testing appointments will continue to be offered by Prometric® at its testing sites throughout the year on a continuous testing basis.  Candidates may only test one time (one test attempt) with each submitted application and ATT letter received and within 365 days from the date of receipt of BCSE application in the ECFVG office.