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Pass/Fail Rates

Pass/Fail Rates

The passing rate for the CIC® examination may vary a bit from year to year, but it has been approximately 70.2% in recent years. In 2016, the passing rate for the CIC® examination for first-time and lapsed certificants was 70.2%. In 2016, 84.1% of candidates who took the recertification examination (formerly called the SARE) passed. See the chart below for pass/fail rates from previous years.

Year Exams Taken Pass Rate
2016 1000 70.2%
2015 1077 59.8%
2014 803 59.3%
2013 953 58.7%
2012 845 53.1%