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Exam scores are scheduled to be released on the dates indicated on the calendar. Score release dates are subject to change without notice. NBCOT aims to make exam results available on the scheduled score release date; however, there may be unforeseen circumstances when this is not possible.  In these circumstances, scores are posted as soon as possible. 

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