Course delegates can re-sit assessments at the next possible opportunity in accordance with CITB rules. Delegates are not automatically re-entered for re-sits, so it is incumbent on the delegate to notify the course administrator of their intention to re-sit by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is agreed, you will receive confirmation of the decision once your request has been considered.
Any re-sits authorised will be in accordance with the following CITB (the accrediting body) scheme rules:
If a delegate has:
• completed the four core exercises, and
• passed the trainer’s review, and
• gained between 72%–78% (23, 24 or 25 out of 32) in the exam,
then they may re-sit the examination one further time.
The re-sit may take place on the same day or by attending the final day of another course within a 90-day period (the delegate is not obliged to re- do the whole course). The re-sit may be conducted in either face-to-face or a remote setting.
The training provider must make the arrangements with the delegate and ensure that the dedicated re-sit exam paper is used. A charge may be made to the delegate. However, this fee is left entirely to the discretion of the training provider. The training provider may also recover additional costs from the delegate, which should be agreed in advance.
Subsequent arrangements will be at the delegate’s own expense. If a delegate fails the re-sit, they must take the full SMSTS course again.
When a delegate scores less than 69% (22 correct answers out of 32) in the final exam, the delegate must attend the full SMSTS course again before they are permitted to re -sit the exam.