Exam Retake Policy

If a candidate does not successfully pass an EC-Council exam, he/she can purchase ECC Exam center voucher to retake the exam at a discounted price.

  • If a candidate is not able to pass the exam on the first attempt, no cooling or waiting period is required to attempt the exam for the second time (1st retake).
  • If a candidate is not able to pass the second attempt (1st retake), a waiting period of 14 days is required prior to attempting the exam for the third time (2nd retake).
  • If a candidate is not able to pass the third attempt (2nd retake), a waiting period of 14 days is required prior to attempting the exam for the fourth time (3rd retake).
  • If a candidate is not able to pass the fourth attempt (3rd retake), a waiting period of 14 days is required prior to attempting the exam for the fifth time (4th retake).
  • A candidate is not allowed to take a given exam more than five times in a 12 month (1 year) period and a waiting period of 12 months will be imposed before being allowed to attempt the exam for the sixth time (5th retake).
  • Candidates who pass the exam are not allowed to attempt the same version of the exam for the second time.

EC-Council strongly advises candidate who fail the exam for the third time (2nd retake) to attend official hands-on training that covers the certification objectives. This is not applicable for LPT (Master) Exam.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates who attempt the exam without abiding to EC-Council retake policy as stated above.

Should you require the exam voucher validity to be extended, kindly contact [email protected] before the voucher expires. Only valid vouchers can be extended (only once) for a further 3 months.