Illness or absence from exam

If you are uanble to sit your exam due to illness or other special personal circumstances you will need a certificate issued by a medical professional. The application form Registration of valid absence and the certificate must be submitted within five days of the exam in question.

The certificate issued by a medical professional must contain:

  • Date/time of your absence
  • What exam/course, with course code, the certificate applies to
  • The certificate must state that you were too sick to attend your exam
  • The certificate must be signed and stamped by the doctor or other medical professional

If you get sick during your exam other rules apply

If you submit valid documentation/certificate the examination and/or assessment in question will not be counted as an attempted examination. 

Please note. If you submit a certificate prior to your exam but still sit your exam, the certificate will not be valid. If you sit your exam the result from that exam overrule the certificate, no matter the mark on the exam.   

If you submit valid documentation/certificate you may be allowed to register for re-examination.

Published 28. November 2016 - 10:17 - Updated 15. March 2017 - 9:25

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