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Help! How long is the time left after you buy the voucher?

 
Jamy Wang
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I need your help. Who know how long is the time left after you buy the voucher of the esssy exam? Is it a year or shorter? It's meaningful for me beacause of financial reason.
 
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Hi James,
Unfortunately I cannot give a definitive answer - the voucher times vary. Up until recently in Australia vouchers had an "up till" 3 month expiry (they expired at the end of the month that was more than 2 months away, so if I bought it today, it would have expired at the end of December), but they seem to have changed recently to an "up till" 9 month scheme. I have heard that America has 12 month vouchers.
I would suggest contacting your local Sun office and asking them, or contact the global Sun Education office at who2contact@sun.com and ask them.
You can also check your local Prometric office to see what their policy is on rescheduling exams. I believe Prometric allow you to reschedule several times, and you may reschedule for a date after the voucher has expired as long as you booked the original exam for a date before the voucher expired. There is a limit on how many times you may reschedule (I think 3 times), and how long the reschedule period can be (I think no more than 1 year after the date of the initial booking), and you must give at least 2 working days notice.
Do you have to buy the voucher now? Some countries allow you to purchase the assignment and the voucher seperately, which means you can take as long as you like to do the assignment, and only buy the voucher when you are ready to do the exam.
Regards, Andrew
 
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