The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) offers high quality examinations for ophthalmologists around the world. It is committed to providing an excellent service for its examination candidates. This Policy is to ensure that all candidates for ICO Examinations are treated fairly and equitably. Candidates are encouraged to communicate if they have any cause for concern.
Candidates who fail their examination have a right to request a manual check of their answers on their examination answer sheets. Candidates will be required to make an administrative payment, which will be refunded in full if the manual check results in amending from a ‘fail’ to a ‘pass’ mark.
3.1 An appeal is defined as a request for a review of a case or decision where there is evidence of one of the following:
3.2 Appeals will not be accepted on the grounds that the candidate disagrees with the academic judgement of the question setters, examination result or was unaware of the examinations regulations as published.
3.3 A candidate who wishes to appeal against either Exceptional circumstances or Procedural irregularity that is deemed to have adversely affected their ability to perform during the examination should:
Pre examination results
Post examination results
Documentary evidence must be submitted to the ICO Examinations office as soon as possible. The candidate will be required to make an administrative payment, which will be refunded in full if it is decided that the appeal is upheld.
3.4 The outcome of the appeal may be as follows: