Test Scoring Info & Reporting
Written Exam Info & Reporting
Written score reporting
Written Examinations are scored in the D2L/Brightspace virtual exam environment and reviewed and approved by the Program Coordinator.
Candidates will receive credit only for answers recorded.
All candidates will receive a score report of their performance. Examination results are emailed to candidates approximately five (5) business days after the examination administration.
Candidate results will be reported as a scaled value, on a scale ranging from 0 to 100 points, with a score of 70 representing the "minimum passing" score.
Retaking the examination
Candidates who fail the examination may retake it after a 60-day interval (cooldown period). Candidates will be advised via email when the exam becomes available and will be required to pay the exam fee again before launching.
Practical Exam Info & Reporting
The scoring system for the Practical Examination has been validated by BCCSA’s pilot testing program and verified by Subject Matter Experts. The score of 70 represents the “minimum passing” score for the Concrete Pump examination.
Note that some sections of the Practical Examination require a 100% score in which case it is more useful to view these sections as finding the candidate “competent” or “not yet competent”. The next section gives the scoring breakdown of the Practical Examination. All five sections must be passed in order for the candidate to receive an overall grade of competent.
Note: Candidate score cannot be given over the telephone or on the day of the examination.
Practical score reporting
Candidate performance on the Practical Examination is recorded by the Practical Examiner.
The testing procedure has been developed to provide the highest degree of standardization and reliability. The Examiner’s (Assessor’s) task is primarily to record the performance of the candidates.
A candidate may lose points either through operational errors or exceeding established optimum time limits. The scoring of candidates’ performance is done off-site and approved by the CCPO Program Administrator before being released to the candidate. The “minimum passing” score for the Practical Examination is 70 on each of the five sections of the practical assessment except for the items noted as mandatory which require 100%, or more accurately are graded by a “competent” / “not yet competent” metric.
Final approval of a Practical Examination score is granted by the Program Coordinator upon receipt of the electronic or paper score sheet.
Hand score requests
Candidates who were not successful on the Practical Examination may request a hand scoring of the answer sheet from the Examiner and the Program Coordinator. The request must be made in writing within three (3) months of the test date, and the request must be accompanied by a processing fee for either one (1) failed test score or for two (2) or more failed tests.
Requests can be made via email or fax.
In the event that the hand scoring of a failing candidate’s answer sheet results is a passing score, the Hand Scoring fee(s) will be refunded in full.
Retaking the examination
Candidates who fail an examination may retake the examination up to three (3) times.
Candidates who are unsuccessful for three attempts, must begin the certification process from the starting point.
Information Release Policy
BCCSA may release any information regarding a candidate’s examination application and a candidate’s examination administration to any employers, regulatory agencies or any other person or entities that may inquire in writing.
The name and certification status of individuals who have successfully completed the BCCSA examinations may be published and released upon request to employers and other interested parties. BCCSA will discuss score-related matters with the candidate or the candidate’s legal representative only.
Practical Assessment Appeal Policy
Any concerns about the conduct of the assessment should be addressed in writing to the BCCSA’s Certified Concrete Pump Operator Program in accordance with the Program Procedure 07.1 Appeals.