Candidates & Third Parties

Why Adex

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If a candidate believes the examination results were adversely affected by extraordinary conditions during the examination, the candidate may request a review of the examination by an expert panel.

The outcome of the appeal will be determined by the Appeals Panel in its sole and absolute discretion. If the Appeals Panel determines that substantial evidence exists to support the appeal, it may:

  1. Permit the candidate to retake the examination (in whole or part) at no additional fee;
  2. and/or b) Remove the failing scores from the candidate’s record of examinations.


Appeals Process

  1. Candidate Appeal may be generated if the candidate believes that his/her examination results were adversely affected by extraordinary conditions during the examination, which affected the final outcome of the candidate’s examination. The candidate appeal must be received no later than 30 days following the day you receive your scores. Should a candidate apply for re-examination during the pending appeal, the review shall be terminated, the appeal dismissed and the appeal cannot be re-instituted at later date.  Note, appeals are reviewed on the basis of facts surrounding the decision during the examination. Appeals based on patient behavior, tardiness, or failure to appear will not be considered. The appeals process is the final review authority and if the appeal is denied there is no further review process within the CDCA-WREB-CITA.
  1. All reviews of Candidate Appeals include the SCORE CERTIFICATION described above and are based on a reassessment of the documentation of the candidate’s performance on the examination. The review is limited to a determination of whether or not there exists substantial evidence to support the judgment of the examiners at the time of the examination. The review will not take into consideration other documentation that is not part of the examination process. Opinions of the candidate, auxiliaries, faculty members, patients, colleagues, examiners acting outside of the area of their assignment, and records of academic achievement are not considered in determining the results of the examination and do not constitute a factual basis for an appeal. Consideration can only be given to documents, radiographs, or other materials that were submitted during the examination and remain in the possession of the CDCA-WREB-CITA Any other information such as radiographs, photographs, or models of a patient taken after the completion of the examination will not be considered in the appeals process. The report of the candidate appeal Panel and all other internal documents related to each appeal shall remain confidential CDCA-WREB-CITA documents and shall not be reviewed and/or released to the candidate, a representative, or anyone else. The appeal becomes a permanent part of a candidate’s file maintained at the CDCA-WREB-CITA central office. If approved, there will be no fee for the retake, and the fee paid for the appeal will be refunded to the candidate. An appeal can take 4-6 weeks to complete once it is submitted.
  2. A candidate appeal must be made in writing by filling out the form below, accompanied by an administrative fee in the form of a cashier’s check or money order in the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00) payable to the CDCA-WREB-CITA sent by certified mail, addressed to:Candidate Appeals Panel
    1304 Concourse Drive, Suite 100
    Linthicum, MD 21090

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