NCTRC Certification Exam


Application Deadlines for Certification Exam

 

July 10, 2014 for October 6-18, 2014 exam

October 1, 2014 for January 5-17, 2015 exam

February 1, 2015 for May 4-16, 2015 exam

July 1, 2015 for October 5-17, 2015 exam


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TAKING THE EXAM

The NCTRC examination is a variable-length examination. During the administration of the examination, each group of questions (testlets) is timed separately. The base test is completed by all candidates and consists of 90 questions for which you have a total of 86 minutes. You are permitted to move back and forth within the base test, but the base test may not be reviewed once it has been exited. Upon completion of the base test of 90 questions, you will receive (a) a passing score ending the exam; (b) a failing score ending the exam; or (c) a score that falls in a range that is neither failing nor passing and you will move to another section.

These additional sections are called "testlets", each containing 15 questions and lasting for 14 minutes. You are permitted to move back and forth within each testlet, but each testlet may not be reviewed once it has been exited. At the end of each testlet, the same scoring decision as used at the end of the base test will occur and the examination will either end or continue. If you receive the base test and all testlets (total 180 questions), you will have a maximum of 3 hours of seat time. Candidates should answer each question presented, marking any questions you would like to review should time permit in each section. To maximize your time and to assure that you do not exit each section in error before answering all of the questions in each section, you should complete each section before reviewing marked questions. To endure the valid development of the NCTRC exam program, experimental nonscored questions are presented in the course of the variable-length examination.

 

HELPFUL TOOLS IN PREPARING FOR THE EXAM

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      NCTRC Exam Reference List                            Summary of NCTRC Exam with Accommodations

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      NCTRC Practice Exam (Fee Required)

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