This article explains how cooldown periods work in CodeSignal, including when they do and do not apply. Skip to a section using the links below:
- What is a "cooldown period"?
- What is the cooldown period for the General Coding Framework and other certified assessments?
- How does taking a proctored versus a non-proctored assessment affect the cooldown period?
What is a "cooldown period"?
A cooldown period is the amount of time you have to wait after taking a CodeSignal certified assessment before you are eligible to retake the assessment.
Cooldown periods help maintain the validity of certified assessment results by limiting how frequently candidates can retake an assessment.
What is the cooldown period for the General Coding Framework?
- The cooldown period for General Coding Framework is 14 days
How does taking a proctored versus a non-proctored assessment affect the cooldown period?
For proctored assessments, the cooldown period still applies even when you are invited to take a certified assessment by multiple companies. This means you must wait a minimum of 14 to 180 days (depending on the assessment) before retaking, even if another company invites you to take the assessment prior to the end of your cooldown period.
As of Winter 2021, candidates can proceed with a new proctored invitation without waiting out the cooldown period if the assessment in cooldown was non-proctored. In other words, taking a non-proctored certified assessment does not impact when you can take a proctored version of the same assessment.
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