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The examination consists of two components and these are delivered at Pearson Vue centres:
Candidates are required to meet or exceed a two-thirds pass mark in both sections independently in order to pass the exam overall. If a candidate fails an element, the entire examination must be retaken.
The examination is delivered in two parts (see Notes for Candidates) with Part 1 taken first and Part 2 must be taken within three months of Part 1.
You can download the following documents from the links below:
For costs and availability please refer to individual country booking.
Recommended Preparation Material
The CREST Assessors panel regularly identifies common themes and consolidates common questions and answers from candidates and from the industry in relation to the CREST certification examinations. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with these, although they are free to disregard them if they wish.
CREST recommends that candidates familiarise themselves with the content in our FAQS which have been created specifically for those attempting a practical examination.
The following material and media have been cited as helpful preparation for this examination by previous candidates:
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Useful Information for Candidates
Details of the Logistics and Timings of CREST examinations can be found in the Examination Preparation pages for your country of choice
CREST’s Policy for Candidates requiring special arrangements including additional time to accommodate a medical condition (including examinations delivered via Pearson Vue.
Terms and Conditions for CREST Examinations (includes hard disk drive wiping policy)