Beginning in January 2018, candidates may apply and take the MCCQE Part I and MCCQE Part II a maximum of four times each.
A one-year waiting period will be required between the third and fourth attempts. After four attempts, in exceptional personal circumstances, the candidate can request that the Central Examination Committee (CEC) grant them special permission to make a fifth attempt.
Exam attempts before 2018 will not count towards the limit; the count starts in 2018. If candidates receive a result of “no standing” because, for example, they fell ill during the exam, this will not count as an attempt. However, failing or a status of “denied standing” will be considered attempts.
As is currently the case, candidates who have passed the MCCQE Part I or the MCCQE Part II will not be able to re-take it.