The following describes how you can appeal a negative decision.

The applicant must advise the BTM Forum office, in writing, of an intent to appeal within 30 days of receiving a rejection letter. This notification may come in the form of regular mail or electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The appeal must set out the case for re-consideration and highlight only new information not contained in the original application.

The fee charged for an appeal is $150 plus GST. The fee must be received in full with the appeal correspondence.

Appeals will be dealt with by the office on a timely basis. The appeal is forwarded to the BTM Forum Certification Council within one business week and a decision will be made at the Certification Council's next scheduled meeting

For clarification of information appropriate sources may be contacted by phone or in writing by the appeal committee. These may include, but are not limited to: 

  • the applicant
  • academic institutions
  • current/past employers
  • sponsors referenced by applicant

You will be notified of contact made and will be provided with copies of the documentation received from the third party sources.

Where an appeal is successful, the $150 fee will be reimbursed.

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