What is the maximum PNA point credit an E-6
Navywide examination candidate can earn?
What is the maximum PNA point credit an E-4 or
E-5 Navywide examination candidate may earn?
Before an E-7 selectee can be frocked, he or she
must complete what course?
Substitute examinations are administered to
individual candidates who, through no fault of their
own, were unable to take the examination at the
regularly scheduled time. Supplies of examinations
used for this purpose are extremely limited;
reproduction and processing procedures are expensive
and time consuming.
Justification of Requests for Substitute
Requests for substitute examinations must justify
the circumstances preventing the candidate from
taking the regular examination. They must also justify
the reasons for noncompliance with the regular exam
schedule. Requests are considered on individual merit.
Administrative delays in submitting requests to
COMNAVPERSCOM for waiver of eligibility
requirements for advancement, change in rate, or
request for service record information sometimes
occur. However, such delays are not justification for a
substitute examination. Each request for substitute
examinations must contain valid justification based on
the following criteria:
The candidate concerned must have been
recommended for advancement and eligible to
take the regularly scheduled examination.
The candidates absence from the regularly
scheduled examination must have been through
no fault of his or her own. In general, the absence
should be the result of one of the following
Emergency leave (normally annual leave or
PCS leave is not adequate justification unless
extenuating circumstances are involved).
When a candidate is on emergency leave on
the exam administration date, a substitute
examination should be ordered on that date.
Sick in quarters (SIQ) or hospitalization. A
statement by a medical officer must verify that
taking the regularly scheduled examination
would have been harmful to the candidates
Operational commitment. The commitment
must be of such a nature that a short delay in
the administration of the regular examination
series was not feasible.
T h e c o m m a n ds i n a b i l i t y t o d e t e r m i n e a
candidates exact date of return to the command should
not prevent the ordering of a substitute examination
before or within a day or two after the regularly
scheduled advancement examination. The substitute
examination should be administered as soon as
possible after the candidates return.
Requests for Substitute Examinations
Requests for substitute examinations often result
from administrative errors or poor administrative
planning on the part of individual commands.
Therefore, commands are urged to anticipate
requirements for substitute examinations, when
possible, before the regular examination dates. The
need for a substitute examination can normally be
determined before or within a day or two after the
scheduled Navywide advancement examination.
Substitute examinations should be ordered by
message only. Requests should list the required
examinations alphabetically by rating and give
justification in each case. Enclosure (1) to the NETPDTC
ordering letter lists all available examinations. Requests
for substitute examinations must info the immediate
superior and COMNAVPERSCOM.
NETPDTC is the approving authority for all
substitute examinations. Refer to the Advancement
Manual and the respective NAVADMIN message for
deadline dates for ordering substitute examinations.
Requests for substitute examinations will be
disapproved if submitted after the respective
d e a d l i n e . R e q u e s t s m u s t c o n t a i n b o t h t he
circumstances precluding the candidates regular
participation and reasons for non-compliance.
Requests are considered on individual merit.
COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-852/862) will act on
questionable cases. In cases of denial, instruct
members to participate in the next advancement cycle
and, if a selectee, petition the Board for Correction of
Naval Records (BCNR) for possible backdating of
the prospective effective date.