If on the first attempt the examination is failed, the applicant is allowed one re-test any time within one (1) year’s time frame.

If on the second attempt the examination is again failed, the applicant must wait six (6) months before retaking the exam. The applicant should take this time to re-study. The applicant must resubmit the re-examination fee associated with the exam.

If on the third attempt the examination is failed, the applicant cannot test again for one (1) year. The applicant must submit the following:

1) The ABWH Examination Application
2) Six (6) Continuing Education Credits
3) The re-examination fee associated with the exam

This will be the applicant’s FINAL opportunity to pass the examination.

Re-Examination Fees:

  • The PCHM re-examination fee is $125
  • The PCWC re-examination fee is $125
  • The CHWS re-examination fee is $25
  • The CHS re-examination fee is $25
  • The CSWS re-examination fee is $25