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Retaking SCJP - minimum time between exams

Ioan Damian Sirbu

Joined: Dec 22, 2008
Posts: 18
Hello everyone!

I have purchased some time ago a SCJP 1.5 voucher with a free retake option.
From what I understand, a minimum of 7 days were required before retaking the exam.
Quoting from the certification page:

Sun's Certification Retake Rules:

* There is a 7-day minimum wait period before retaking a failed exam.
* You can retake the same exam a maximum of three (3) times in one calendar year.
* After the third failed attempt within one calendar year, you must obtain written permission from Sun prior to attempting a fourth time by sending an email request to
* An exam cannot be retaken once it has been passed.

However, in JavaRanch FAQ writes that this period is 2 weeks.

My voucher expires on 30 april and I want to know that, if I attend it on 20, 21 or 22 april I still have time to retake it, if needed.

Thank you
Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
Posts: 9452

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