INTERNET REGISTRATION FOR RICA WRITTEN EXAMINATION
Registration for the RICA Written Examination is available on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For information about registering for the RICA Video Performance Assessment, see "Registration Options."
You should try to register as early as possible before your desired test date. Due to the amount of time required to process a computer-based registration, you may not be able to schedule a test appointment if you register within three calendar days of the day on which you plan to take the test. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seating is limited.
Before you register. Because of laws protecting confidentiality and privacy, only you may register yourself for a test. Before you register, be sure to have available your email address, Social Security number, and credit card information (number, expiration date, and name of cardholder). You may wish to review the "Background Questions" to prepare answers to the questions you will be asked during registration.
If you wish to request alternative testing arrangements, see "Registering for Alternative Testing Arrangements" for information about how to complete and submit the Alternative Testing/Assessment Arrangements Request Form.
Please note the following restrictions:
- You must wait 45 calendar days before retaking the RICA Written Examination.
- Once you have registered, you must wait until after you have tested to register again for computer-based testing.
Payment. Payment must be made at the time of registration using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or a debit or check card that carries the VISA or MasterCard logo and that can be used without the entry of a personal identification number (PIN). Bank cards without the VISA or MasterCard logo cannot be accepted. See "Test Fees and Payment Policies" for complete information about registration, test fees, and payment policies.
How to register. Registration for computer-based testing is a two-part process with a registration step and a test appointment scheduling step.
Registering for the test. To register, select
on the RICA website and follow the instructions provided. You will be asked to provide your personal
and payment information. If you don't have an account, you will be prompted to create one.
See "About My Account" for information
about creating and using an account. Be sure to have available your email address, Social Security
number, and credit card information (number, expiration date, and name of cardholder). Enter
your name as it appears on your government-issued identification that you plan to use for
admittance to the test center. When you register online, you may sign up to receive your test results by email.
Acknowledgment of registration and Authorization to Test. After you have completed the registration process, Evaluation Systems will send you an email acknowledging that you have submitted a registration. Within one business day, Evaluation Systems will email you an Authorization to Test. This Authorization to Test allows you to schedule a test appointment. Be sure to check the information on your Authorization to Test when you receive it. Notify Evaluation Systems immediately if any testing information needs to be corrected.
Your Authorization to Test is valid for one year from the date of issue. If you do not schedule a test appointment and take your test within one year, or withdraw your registration within one year, your authorization will expire, and you will receive no refund or credit of any kind.
- Scheduling your test appointment. Follow the instructions on your Authorization to Test to schedule your test appointment. After you schedule your appointment, you will be sent an email confirming your appointment and providing the address and phone number of the test center, as well as directions to the test center.
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