Rescheduling or cancelling your HEC-C exam due to COVID-19

The HCEC Certification Commission understands that these recent days have been stressful and uncharted, and many of you are on the front lines of caring for patients who may be ill or compromised. You also may have your own personal concerns about your certification plans in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is with this in mind that we wish to remind you of some flexibility during this unpredictable period.

If you choose to submit your HEC-C application, the options explained below are available to you for scheduling flexibility. Keep in mind that in order to cancel or reschedule your testing appointment, you must already have responded to Scantron's Notice to Test if you applied for the exam and your application was accepted. When you receive your notice via email, follow the provided instructions and plan your testing appointment.

More details about our rescheduling policies are available on pages 8 and 9 in the HEC-C Candidate Handbook. Should conditions change, we will be in touch with any changes to the cancellation and transfer policies. 

Application Information

Reschedule your testing appointment within the current testing window

You may reschedule a testing appointment up to 2 business days prior to your testing appointment. There is a $50 rescheduling fee.

Cancel your testing appointment

Scheduled testing appointments may be cancelled up to 2 business days prior to the testing appointment. There is a $50 cancellation fee.

Transfer testing windows after you have already scheduled a testing appointment

You may reschedule your scheduled appointment up to 2 business days prior to the testing appointment. To reschedule to the upcoming testing window, you must first cancel your current testing appointment. There is a $50 cancellation fee. Once you have cancelled the testing appointment, please contact the Commission at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a transfer to the next testing window. If your request is approved, you will receive a notice to schedule from Scantron once scheduling for the next testing window starts.

Transfer testing windows when you have NOT already scheduled a testing appointment

If you have not already scheduled a testing appointment, please contact the Commission at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a transfer to the next testing window. Note: you may only transfer your application one time and only to the next testing window.

  

8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631
847.375.4745
Contact Us

 © American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; The HCEC Certification Commission is a body created and funded by the ASBH that has autonomous decision-making control over essential elements of the certification program.