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Certification and Eligibility

Which certification suits me best? +
How many years of work experience do I need? +
Can I obtain a DASCA certification even if I am not working or do not have any work experience? +
Do I qualify for a discount if I have obtained my Bachelor's/ Master’s from a DASCA-recognized/ accredited institution? +
What should you do if your candidature is disapproved on eligibility grounds? +
How long is the process of earning a DASCA certification? +

Application Requirements & Audits

How do I switch programs if I've already registered for a program? +
What is DASCA’s procedure to review a candidate’s application? +

DASCA Exam Preparation Resources

How will I receive the exam preparation resources? +
Do I need to pay extra for the study material – the DASCA exam preparation kit? +
Can I buy the DASCA Exam Preparation Resources even if I am not an applicant? +

Exams & Results

How soon can I schedule my exam? +
What IDs are accepted to register with ExamStrong™ for my DASCA certification exam? Can the exam be taken on a personal computer? +
What is the duration, format, and pattern of the exam? +
Can I use electronic devices (like mobile phones, digital watches, calculators etc.) during the examination? +
Am I allowed to take breaks during the exam? +
At what time should I reach the examination venue? +
What are the minimum system requirements for online-proctored exams? +
What if I have canceled my exam but want to reapply for it now? +
How do I reschedule my exam? +
What is the minimum passing score for the exam? +
When can I expect to get my result? +
What if I am not able to pass my DASCA certification exam on the first attempt? +
What if I miss my scheduled appointment (‘No Show’)? +


How do I maintain my DASCA certification? +
When will my credential expire? +
How will recertification benefit me professionally? +
How much will it cost me to become recertified? +
When can I submit my recertification application? +
My certification validity has expired but I have to renew my certification what should I do? +

Upgrade your Certification

What is the Difference between Recertification and upgradation? +
How much will it cost me to upgrade my certification? +
What if I fail to renew my credential? +

Payments and Refunds

What are the available modes of fee payments? +
What is the refund policy in case I wish to withdraw from the certification program? +
Can I pay the fee in installments? +
Do I have to pay fee again if I cancel an exam I scheduled? +

Digital Badging and Credentials

Do I have to pay extra for my digital badge? +
How do I share my digital badge? +
Can I get a hard-copy certificate in addition to the digital one? +
How can I inform my employer of the successful completion of my exam? +
What is the procedure for obtaining a duplicate certificate? +

Shipping & Logistics

How do I track my DASCA shipments? +
What should I do if I haven't received my shipment although I received the shipment delivered notification? +
What if my kit is delivered to the wrong address? +
What happens if I am not available to receive the shipment? +
Can I change my shipping/mailing address once I have paid the certification fee? +
Can I reschedule the date of delivery of my DASCA Certification Preparation Kit? +
What do I do if I received a damaged or wrong set of books? +
Do I have to pay any additional duties and taxes? +

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