Starting September 1, 2018 candidates who will be testing should visit the PEARSON website at: www.tx.nesinc.com. All program policies and procedures, as well as the registration system and online reporting tool, will be available at this site—starting September 1, 2018.
Beginning September 1, 2018, all attempts of the same examination, no matter when they occurred, will count toward the five-attempt testing limit regardless of the date of the first attempt at the examination!
IF YOU CHOOSE TO REGISTER AGAIN FOR THE SAME TEST AFTER COMPLETION OF THE FIFTH ATTEMPT, YOUR SCORES WILL NOT BE COUNTED TOWARDS CERTIFICATION, AND YOU WILL ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR TEST FEES PAID. ---------What does this mean?
The statement above does not change the need to take the waiver hours. The statement above simply says that PEARSON testing will NOT be held responsible if you wish to register to take another exam after you have failed your fifth try. The system will allow you to register and will allow you to test, BUT IT WILL NOT COUNT, AND THEY WILL SIMPLY TAKE YOUR MONEY. So be very aware that you understand what the final statement is saying.
Now, if you have completed your waiver process, the above statement will NOT impact you, or you attempt to certify.