The process for cancelling a CIPS examination is available from the procedures tab.
Reasonable adjustment and special consideration
CIPS has a responsibility to ensure all candidates have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. In some instances, candidates may require adjustments to the assessment process to give them an equal opportunity. Applications for Reasonable Adjustments should be made at least eight weeks prior to the date of the examination or assessment.
Candidates may apply for Special Consideration in instances that could not possibly be predicted. Such applications must be made within 14 days of the date of the examination or assessment. This also applies to candidates wishing to report any incident which may have affected their examination or assessment performance.
Before applying for Reasonable Adjustment or Special Consideration, please download and read the related policy document:
Reasonable adjustments and special consideration policy
Reasonable adjustments guidance and application form for candidates
Assessment review and appeals
Our assessment review and appeals policy applies to all forms of assessment against our units including examinations, work-based assessments and exemptions.
Assessment review and appeals policy and procedure
Appeal application form
Fees and invoicing
Every effort is made to ensure learners have access to clear information about fees and payment, and are offered a variety of payment methods.
Fees and invoicing policy
Introduction of regional centre candidate fee FAQs
Position statement on introduction of regional centre candidate fee
Malpractice and plagiarism
CIPS Awarding Body strives to prevent the occurrence of malpractice in the development, delivery and award of its qualifications, in order to safeguard the consistency and integrity of all assessments.
Examples of malpractice
Plagiarism guidance for learners
Conflict of interest policy
Candidate regulations for CIPS exams
Position statement on progression through CIPS qualifications
Return of examination answer booklets to candidates
Please note, certificates will be posted to successful candidates after result publication. Delivery should be in 6 – 8 weeks.