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D4 (Final) : FAQs

WHEN AND HOW SHOULD I REGISTER FOR THE DSE?

THE DSE CAN BE TAKEN AT ANYTIME; HOWEVER, ATTEMPTING THE DSE WILL BEGIN A CANDIDATE'S 18-MONTH TIME CLOCK IF IT IS THE FIRST EXAM PART ATTEMPTED. THE FIRST ATTEMPT OF THE DSE IS FREE OF CHARGE IF BOTH THE MANIKIN AND PATIENT SECTIONS ARE TAKEN WITH CITA.
THE FOLLOWING IS HOW CANDIDATES CAN RECEIVE THIS FEE WAIVER:
PART OF THE EXAM ALREADY TAKEN: CANDIDATES WHO CHOOSE TO TAKE THE DSE BEFORE THEY REGISTER FOR THE PATIENT PART OF THE EXAM SHOULD SIMPLY PAY THE DSE FEE. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST ATTEMPT AT THE DSE AND YOU HAVE TAKEN THE MANIKIN SECTION THROUGH CITA, THEN A CREDIT WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR CANDIDATE PROFILE THAT EQUALS THE DSE FEE. THIS CREDIT WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPLY TO YOUR NEXT EXAM/PART OF EXAM. 
REGISTERING FOR FULL EXAM:
CANDIDATES WHO REGISTER FOR THE TRADITIONAL EXAM WILL HAVE THEIR DSE EXAM INCLUDED WITH THEIR REGISTRATION. THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR THE INITIAL ATTEMPT OF THE DSE.
REGISTERING INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS OF THE EXAM:
CANDIDATES WHO ARE TAKING THE MANIKIN PART AT ONE LOCATION AND THE PATIENT PART AT ANOTHER LOCATION SHOULD CONTACT THE CITA OFFICE SO THEY CAN ADD THEIR INITIAL ATTEMPT OF THE DSE FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE NOTE: THAT IF A CANDIDATE REGISTERS AND PAYS FOR THE DSE ONLINE THEN CITA WILL CREDIT HIS/HER ACCOUNT FOR THE DSE FEE. A REFUND WILL BE PROCESSED UPON REQUEST ONLY AFTER THE CANDIDATE HAS PASSED ALL PARTS OF THE EXAM.

I ATTEND SCHOOL AT UNC OR ECU AND JUST HAD A FEE ADDED TO MY PROFILE. WHAT IS THIS FEE?

WHILE UNC AND ECU STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE A FACILITY FEE, THEY DO STILL NEED TO PAY THEIR $275 STAFFING FEE FOR THE PATIENT EXAM. THIS FEE WILL BE ASSESSED TO CANDIATE PROFILES PRIOR TO THE 60 DAY DEADLINE. WE RECOMMEND THAT IT IS PAID BY THE 60 DAY DEADLINE HOWEVER IT IS NOT DUE UNTIL THE 30 DAY DEADLINE.
PLEASE NOTE: THAT ANY CANDIDATE WHO HAS OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS DUES AT THE 30 DAY DEADLINE ARE AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR SEAT IN THE EXAM AND ALL PAID FEES WILL BE FORFEITED.

I AM A UAB STUDENT AND SEE THAT I WAS JUST ASSESSED AN EXTRA FEE. WHAT IS THIS FEE?

UAB HAS A REDUCED FACILITY FEE FOR THEIR STUDENTS OF $150 FOR THE PATIENT SECTION AND $150 FOR THE MANIKIN SECTION. THEY ALSO HAVE A $275 STAFFING FEE FOR THE PATIENT EXAM. THESE FEES WILL BE ASSESSED TO CANDIDATE PROFILES PRIOR TO THE 60 DAY DEADLINE. IF REGISTERING AFTER THE 60 DAY DEADLINE THEN FEES WILL BE ASSESSED WITH IN A WEEK AFTER THE CANDIDATE HAS APPLIED ONLINE. WE RECOMMEND THAT ALL FEES ARE PAID BY THE 60 DAY DEADLINE; HOWEVER, PAYMENT IS NOT DUE UNTIL THE 30 DAY DEADLINE.
PLEASE NOTE: THAT ANY CANDIDATE WHO HAS OUTSTANDING PAYMENT DUES AT THE 30 DAY DEADLINE ARE AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR SEAT IN THE EXAM AND ALL PAID FEES WILL BE FORFEITED.

I STARTED MY PROFILE SEVERAL WEEKS AGO AND IT STILL IS NOT VERIFIED. DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING ELSE?

CITA WILL REVIEW EACH PROFILE FOR THE APPROPRIATE PICTURE AND DOCUMENTS. PROFILES WILL BE VERIFIED ONLY AFTER BOTH OF THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE ACCEPTED. COMPLETE DETAILS ABOUT HOW TO REGISTER CAN BE FOUND IN THE REGISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES MANUAL.

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