After the Test of Competence
You will be informed in writing of the outcome of your TOC application within 7 working days of your interview.
The outcome will be one of the following:
- Further Evidence Required - there is insufficient evidence in a number of specific area/s to pass, but you may submit further evidence in relation to those specific area/s which, if sufficient, will allow registration to be granted.
The GCC does not enter into correspondence on outcomes of the Test of Competence, but does provide feedback to candidates on those aspects of The Code not demonstrated.
Deadline for Submitting Further Evidence
If the result of your TOC is 'Further Evidence Required' you will be asked to provide the further evidence within 6 months of sitting the TOC interview. We will send you information on the areas that you need to address.
Despite this deadline, we have found that applicants who supply this evidence within 3 months of the TOC interview have a much better chance of passing than those who take longer.
After passing the TOC and before we grant you registration, you will need to make sure that your application for registration is complete. Our registrations team will normally get in touch with you once they received notification of your pass.
Test of competence complaint procedure
The GCC has a complaints procedure in place where a test candidate has concerns that processes, either for the test or the test administration, have not been fully followed and which are set out below.
Stage 1: If you have a complaint about the test of competence, in the first instance, you should put your complaint in writing, addressed to:
Stage 2: Following stage 1 and where you are unsatisfied that due process has been followed, or you wish to make a complaint about an administration matter, you may take a complaint to the Registrar. This must be made in writing and addressed to:
Stage 3: Where the Registrar has completed his investigations and has decided that there is no case to answer, you may appeal his decision by following the appeal process for decisions of the Registrar, which you will find on our website here