If your FPGEC file expires, you may re-apply to the FPGEC program according to the current FPGEC requirements as stated in the FPGEC Bulletin at that time.
If your FPGEC file is closed, you are prohibited from applying again to the FPGEC program.
Your application will expire, and fees will be surrendered to the FPGEC in the following situations:
Your application may be closed, and fees may be surrendered to the FPGEC if the FPGEC has reason to believe you submitted fraudulent documents or participated in exam misconduct (as defined in this Bulletin), or have failed to pass the FPGEE after five attempts.
If your file is closed, a notification will be sent by the FPGEC including the appeal policy and process.
If your file is closed, you may appeal the decision within 30 days.
You may take the FPGEE up to 5 times in your lifetime. If you are not able to pass the exam after 5 attempts, your file will be closed and you will not be able to reapply for certification.
If you have taken the FPGEE fewer than a lifetime total of 5 FPGEE attempts and you wish to pursue FPGEC Certification after your application is expired, you may begin the process as a new applicant to try again. You will need to pay the full fees, submit your documentation, and go through the entire application and exam process again. Candidates who were previously eligible for FPGEC Certification in previous years are not guaranteed acceptance upon reapplying and must meet all current requirements.
Note that expired applications cannot be appealed. The FPGEC does not grant extensions of expiration dates. Expiration dates are final.
After your FPGEC application is accepted, as reflected in your e-Profile status, you will qualify to take the FPGEE.