The patent office has adopted final rules for the computerized patent registration examination. (69 FR 35428).
The patent bar has a historically low passing rate. Thus, one interesting aspect of the new rules is that those who fail the examination will be allowed to re-take the exam within thirty days rather than waiting six months, as has previously been the case.
Providing the examination in this manner will benefit persons seeking registration by enabling them to apply at any time, schedule the examination at a location and date convenient to them, and receive their results more quickly.
Registration for the examination is now available here.