Eligibility & Reassessment - Transitional Candidates

This policy relates to candidates who are in the process of completing but have not passed the CACO as of the October 2016 CACO administration and who under the Eligibility policy are eligible for one or more retakes of the CACO. The Examination Policy for Transitional Candidates supplements the CACO Eligibility policy. The Eligibility policy continues to apply to all candidates attempting the CACO and the new examination. 

To elaborate, this policy does NOT apply to candidates who took the CACO written in fall 2016 and OSCE in spring 2017.

  1. Examination retakes
    A candidate requiring a retake after fall 2016 will attempt the CACO (failed components).  All retakes after spring 2017 will be the new examination, i.e. the written and the OSCE.

 

  1. Number of attempts
    Candidates will be permitted to 3+1 attempts of the new examination with 3 years to complete. 

Candidates will be permitted to retake failed component(s) as follows: 

Second attempt

·         Failed any part of CACO Written Examination and/or

·         Failed any part of CACO Practical Examination (skills)

in May 2017

·         Retake is of the OEBC written exam 

·         Retake of the OEBC OSCE

up to 3 attempts; 4th and final attempt is whole exam

Third attempt

·         Failed any part of CACO Written Examination and/or

·         Failed any part of CACO Practical Examination (skills)

in May 2017

Retake is of the OEBC written exam and OEBC OSCE together

up to 3 attempts; 4th and final attempt is whole exam

 The requirement that candidates complete the first attempt of the CACO or new examination within three years of program completion remains.

 

  1. Final administration of the CACO
    The CACO will be offered one final time in spring 2017 only to eligible retake candidates. There will be no further administrations of the CACO after spring 2017. All exams after spring 2017 will be in the new exam format.