Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professionalism Examination Administration Appeals

First approved: October 2011

Revised: May 2023

Reviewed: May 2023

This policy outlines how administrative appeals on the Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professionalism exam will be managed.


An exam candidate may file an appeal based on examination administration conditions that were not resolved to his or her satisfaction before or during the examination. Such appeals do not apply to the content or methodology of the examination.


If a candidate experiences less than optimal conditions during the administration of the examination, the candidate should bring any concerns about the administration of the examination to a proctor’s attention before or during the examination process. In large examination sites, such concerns should be referred to the lead proctor.


Prior to ending the exam session, the candidate wishing to file an appeal must complete a post-exam survey. The candidate’s report will identify the reason(s) for the appeal request, including the details of the condition(s) considered by the candidate to have had a negative effect on his or her performance, and how the issue was addressed by the (lead) proctor.

Exam Administrator

The proctor will immediately submit the report to the College.

College Staff

College staff will gather additional information as necessary, and review with the exam administrator how any relevant processes and procedures were followed if required.

Decision criteria

This policy is only applicable where the condition(s) cited by the candidate:

  1. Would reasonably affect the candidate’s performance on the examination;
  2. Can be confirmed by the exam administrator or other independent means; and
  3. Could reasonably be resolved by the exam administrator.
Possible outcomes

Successful Appeal

If the appeal is granted, the candidate will be given a “No Standing” on the examination administration. The candidate will be allowed to take the following examination at no cost.

Unsuccessful Appeal

If it is confirmed that appropriate measures were taken by the proctor(s) when the candidate raised his or her concerns, no further action will be taken. The candidate’s result on the examination will stand.


College Contact: jurisprudence@ocpinfo.com