INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES REQUESTING AN I.B.E. EXAMINATION AT A SITE OTHER THAN AN OFFICIAL I.C.A.K. CHAPTER MEETING
When a sitting of the written or practical IBE examination is requested at a site other than a regular I.C.A.K. meeting, (any chapter), the extra cost for the examination must be borne by the examinee(s).
Candidates should appoint an "examination organizer" to be the local liaison for setting up the examination and to coordinate payment of the special examination fee or costs with the I.B.E. Corresponding Secretary.
In addition to the regular examination fees, examinees must provide payment for the following additional expenses:
or $1000 US, whichever is greater.
The $1000 special examination fee must be received by the I.B.E. Corresponding Secretary 60 days prior to the date of the special examination. IBE will pay special examination expenses the examinees are responsible for from this fee.
Grades will not be released nor diplomate status confirmed until all expenses are paid in full.
All other prerequisites and deadlines for sitting the examination apply.
IBE will cover:
It is to the advantage of the candidates to arrange the largest possible group to take the examinations at each special examination to keep costs lower for each candidate.
For a large special sitting, allocation of translation, model, and examination room costs may be negotiated with a sponsoring chapter to fit the circumstances of the sitting.
All candidates are encouraged to work actively to support their I.C.A.K. chapters and to take their diplomate examinations in conjunction with regularly scheduled chapter meetings wherever possible, avoiding all extra special examination costs.
The request must be made to the President of IBE at least 2 months in advance of the proposed special sitting. Approval of requested examination sites is at the discretion of the President and depends on a variety of practical considerations such as availability of proctors.