How many times can one take the comprehensive examination?

There is no limit. There are, however, time lines that one must wait to retake the examination until successful completion:    

  • First Attempt: Before taking the comps, one must have completed a minimum of 2/3 of the coursework in one's "certification only" program. 

  • Second Attempt: Next offering

  • Third Attempt: Minimum wait of one semester and then the next offering 

  • Subsequent Attempt(s): Minimum wait of one year for each unsuccessful attempt and then the next offering