Rescoring Policy

Last updated August 11, 2021

1. Background

This policy allows a candidate who has failed the NDHCE an opportunity to request that their examination result be re-verified via manual rescoring.


2. Grounds for Rescoring

A candidate who has failed the NDHCE can request a rescoring of their exam on any grounds.


3. Procedure

A candidate may request rescoring of their answers by the NDHCB testing agency to verify that the examination was accurately scored. The rescoring of the answers is done by hand rather than through the normal electronic process. The rescoring process can be used to determine a) if there was improper recording of the answers to one or more examination items and/or b) if one or more examination item was improperly scored against the answer key.

An application for rescoring and payment of the applicable fee must by made to the NDHCB within 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of the examination results.

Applicants will be provided with the results of the rescore via a letter from the NDHCB.

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