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Examinations Policies

TMI practices stringent policies that not only help maintain the sanctity and credibility of its internationally renowned examinations, but also ensure that a just, affirmative, healthy, objective, and empathetic approach is pursued for evaluating applicants' fitness for award of its prestigious credentials. Though these policies can be read in detail in the TMI Registrant Handbook, the following are some of the most important policy areas for examinees to make note of:

Examination Reappear Policy

In the event that examinees fail their first attempt to pass their TMI Certification examination, they shall be required to pay a nominal fee of USD 50 after logging into their myTMI account, to reappear for the exam. Please note that the examinee can apply to reappear right after his/her examination result gets published.

Examination Reapply Policy

If an examinee voluntarily cancels the scheduled examination appointment, he/she can immediately reapply from the myTMI dashboard by paying a nominal fee of USD 50.

Examinee Conduct Policy

TMI has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy for misconduct or adoption of unfair means. During the examination, the test manager (proctor) has all rights to dismiss an examinee from the exam session for any of the following reasons:

  1. Causing any disturbance during the exam session
  2. Giving or taking any assistance to or from anybody
  3. Using digital assistants, notes, books, wristwatch calculators, electronic dictionaries, or other aids/devices
  4. Using electronic devices, such as mobile phones
  5. Trying to remove any type of scratch paper during the examination
  6. Trying to mess with the computer
  7. Trying to relocate during the examination from alloted computer/system
  8. Trying to remove questions (in any format) during the examination
  9. Not obeying the directions given by the test manager (proctor) or remote-proctor
  10. Sharing the content of the exam with others

Please be informed that TMI is authorized to take legal action against anybody who violates copyright laws such as reproducing and distributing examination content or materials. The data bank of questions, the exam form, and all exam-related materials have copyrights and are the legal property of TMI.

Any communication – be it verbal, written, or electronic – made by an examinee, which can be deemed to be against the policies of examination, is strictly prohibited. Any such act will invite stringent penal action.

Examinee Appeals

In case of a TMI Disciplinary Action in pre- and post-exam scenarios

a. Candidacy Reconsideration Form

Examinees seeking to dispute any TMI action or decision against their candidacy, may download and fill up the Exam Candidacy Reconsideration Request Form and send it to exam@tmi.org for initiating process and action.

b. Request for Reconsideration Form

Examinees seeking for reconsideration of their exam result, may download and fill up Request for Reconsideration (Appeal) Form and send it to care@tmi.org.

c. In case of No Show

Examinees missing a scheduled exam because of emergencies should directly contact TMI to report the matter. The following reasons for missing out on, or not showing up for a scheduled TMI certification examination have been defined as acceptably genuine and justified for grant of Retake permissions if requested:

  • If examinees themselves or any of their immediate family members (like spouse, siblings, parents, grandparents, and children) meet with a serious accident, or develop a sudden medical condition demanding serious attention
  • If there is a bereavement in the family (like spouse, siblings, parents, grandparents, and children)
  • If examinees are summoned by courts, or are drafted on juries, or are required for some urgent national duty

Examinees forced to miss out on their scheduled TMI exam for any of the above-mentioned reasons are required to contact TMI and request a Retake by submitting doctor’s or hospital certificates etc as proofs of the emergency encountered.

Please note that the certification fee is non-refundable. However, if the case is not listed under our ‘no show’ policy, an additional fee of USD 50 will be charged to reapply. The examination can be scheduled from the myTMI dashboard after 14 days from the date of missing the appointment.


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