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Council of Interstate Testing Agencies, Inc.

RESIDENT : FAQs

WHEN AND HOW SHOULD I REGISTER FOR THE DSE?

THE DSE CAN BE TAKEN AT ANYTIME; HOWEVER, IT WILL BEGIN A CANDIDATE'S 18 MONTH EXAM 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 SYMPLY 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 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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