In March 2016, the RID Board of Directors made the decision to open the application process for the NIC and CDI as of July 1, 2016. This left the SC:L and OTC Performance Exams to remain under the moratorium, and with this, written test takers remain in limbo. As a result, during the May 19, 2016 Board Meeting it was decided to add the SC:L and OTC Knowledge Exams to this existing moratorium. In the near future [at least the next 2-3 years], there is no plan to offer specialty testing due to a lack of fiscal resources for new test development. As well, due to the age of the tests, and the need for new written test development as well as performance, it is not reasonable to continue offering these tests. Therefore, effective June 1, 2016, RID will no longer accept any new applications for the SC:L or OTC Knowledge Exams.
RID has been and will continue to be in contact with those individuals who are in the process of seeking SC:L or OTC certification to determine if they meet the refund policy regarding this administrative decision. Refunds will be made to individuals who have paid for either the OTC or SC:L test, but have not yet taken the exam, or who have taken and passed the written exam, but have been unable to take the performance exam. Individuals who paid for and failed either the written or performance portion of these tests are not eligible for refund.
If you are within the certification process with either of these exams and have not yet received notification of your options, please contact Tina Maggio, Sr. Director of Programs and Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.