General Enquiries

Q: There are some common acronyms used by CXC that I am not familiar with their meaning. Can you tell me what does CCSLC, CSEC, CAPE, CPEA, ORS, SBA and UCN stand for?

A:

CCSLC® Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence
CSEC® Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
CAPE® Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
CPEA® Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment
ORS Online Registration System
SBA School Based Assessment
UCN Unique Candidate Number

Q: Who or what is the CXC Local Registrar?

A: The CXC Local Registrar is an official of the Ministry of Education (Overseas Examinations Commission in the case of Jamaica) who is responsible for handling the day-to-day activities relating to the security and administration of the Council’s examination in each territory. The Office of the CXC Local Registrar is usually located in the Examinations Section of the Ministry of Education (Overseas Examinations Commission in the case of Jamaica).