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Updated: 2015 Year-end Holiday Exam Scoring Schedule

November 17,2015

The following is the 2015 holiday scoring schedule

2015 Year-end Holiday Scoring Schedule

  • NBCOT will be closed December 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016.
  • The office will reopen for business on January 4, 2016.
  • The final score release of 2015 will be posted on December 22, 2015.
  • Candidates must take the exam by or on December 19, 2015, to be included in the final 2015 score release.
  • Scoring will resume on January 13, 2016.
In addition, due to annual maintenance updates, there will be an exam blackout period December 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016. Candidates will not be able to schedule or take the exam during this time. The last day to take the NBCOT exam in 2015 is December 19, 2015. Testing will resume on January 4, 2016.