SCR® Exam Policies

LAST REVISED: Jan. 18, 2024

Registration Policy

To register successfully for the SCR® Exam, candidates must:

  • Complete the registration form online
  • Pay the registration fee

Should a candidate decide not to schedule and take the Exam after completing the registration process and paying the registration fee, he/she will forfeit the registration fee unless a refund is requested within 48 hours.

As part of the registration process, candidates must agree to adhere to the Candidate Responsibility Statement and the GARP Code of Conduct.

Refund Policy

Candidates have 48 hours after submitting their exam registration payment to request a refund. All refund requests must be received via email to

Deferral Policy

SCR candidates may only defer an exam registration once to the next exam window.
A deferral to the next exam window must be submitted and paid by the below deferral deadlines:
  • April exam window - April 1
  • October exam window - October 1
There is an administrative processing fee of to defer. The applicable fees are provided below.
  • April - USD 100
  • October - USD 150
Candidates deferring into the next exam year will receive the new SCR eBook for free when it becomes available.

Scheduling Policy

Registered candidates can schedule an in-person Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Exam at a Pearson VUE test center. Candidates must schedule their Exam at least 48 hours prior to their desired exam start time in either the April or October windows, based on the window they registered for. All Exams are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Depending on availability, candidates may reschedule their Exam or change their exam site using the Pearson VUE scheduling website no later than 48 hours before the start of their scheduled Exam.

Candidates who fail to schedule their Exam and/or fail to appear at their exam appointment will forfeit their exam fee.

Retake Policy

Candidates who don’t pass their Exam, register and don’t schedule their Exam, or schedule and don’t take their Exam can register to take their Exam for USD 350 once to the next two available exam administrations.

If the curriculum changes before the candidate’s new exam date, updated study materials will be provided in a digital format.

Attendance Policy

Candidates who arrive at the check in area after the start time specified on the Confirmation of Appointment email will not be allowed entry into the exam room and will be considered late. Candidates will not qualify for a refund or a deferral (paid or free) and will forfeit the exam fee(s).

Identification Policy

To gain admission to the Exam, candidates must present a form of ID that meets ALL of the following requirements:

  • Original (not a photocopy) and valid
  • Non-expired
  • Government-issued
  • Contains current photograph of candidate
  • Contains candidate signature

Below is a list of possible acceptable forms of identification:

  • Passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • U.S. military ID
  • U.S. Dept. of State driver's license
  • National/state/country identification card
  • Alien registration card (green card, permanent resident visa)
  • Government-issued local language ID (plastic card with photo and signature)

A digital ID of any kind will not be accepted.

The name associated with the registration must exactly match the name on the candidate’s identification on exam day. This includes an exact match of the first name, last name, and any middle name or initial.

There are NO exceptions to GARP’s Identification Policy. On exam day, a candidate who does not present an acceptable form of ID as listed above will not be allowed to sit for the Exam and will forfeit their exam fee.

Exam Environment Policies


Personal Items:

No personal items are allowed in the exam room or environment. This includes but is not limited to hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs), other electronic devices, pagers, watches, wallets, purses, firearms or other weapons, hats (and other nonreligious head coverings), bags, coats, jackets, eyeglass cases, pens, or pencils, food and drinks.

Personal accessories:

Candidates may not bring or wear barrettes or hair clips that are larger than 1/4 inch (1/2 centimeter) wide nor headbands or hairbands that are larger than 1/2 inch (1 centimeter) wide into the exam room. Jewelry that is removable and larger than 1/4 inch (1/2 centimeter) wide is not permitted in the exam room. Candidates may not bring any books and/or notes in the exam room unless authorized by GARP for use during the exam session.

Candidates must store all personal items, including mobile phones, in a secure area (a locker) as indicated by the proctor or return them to their vehicles. Refusing to store personal items will result in the candidate being unable to sit for the Exam, and the registration fee will be lost. All electronic devices must be turned off before storing them in a locker.

Once the candidate has entered the exam room, there must be no communication with other candidates. Any disruptive, threatening, or fraudulent behavior in the exam room may be grounds for terminating the Exam, invalidating exam results, or disqualifying the candidate from taking the Exam at a future date.



Neither GARP, the exam site, exam personnel, nor vendors will assume responsibility or liability for any stolen, lost, or damaged private property left at the exam site.

To ensure the safety of candidates, proctors, and exam site staff, proctors and security personnel may inspect candidates' belongings for prohibited items before, during, or after the Exam on exam site premises.

Leaving the Exam Room

Candidates may not leave the exam room without proctor approval. Candidates who need a restroom break should raise their hand and wait to be acknowledged by a proctor. No additional time will be given if a break is taken.

Candidates who finish the Exam early should raise their hand and wait to be acknowledged by a proctor. Candidates must then exit the building promptly and will not be allowed to return.



For in-person CBT exams, candidates will be provided with a digital calculator on the screen (pictured below).




Candidates will be provided with an erasable note board and pen to use. During the exam session, candidates may not use any other exam-specific materials or scratch paper.

Exam Policy Violations

Any activity that compromises the integrity or validity of the Exam, including any activity or misconduct before, during, or after the administration of the Exam, is considered a violation of GARP's Exam Policies.

If a candidate's actions result in an Exam Policy violation, the candidate may be dismissed from the exam room and/or the exam session may be ended. A proctor will complete an Exam Policy Violation Report and send the report to GARP. GARP will conduct a thorough review of all violations.

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