NCTRC Certification Exam
Successful completion of the NCTRC Certification Exam is a requirement of the CTRS credentialing application process. Applicants must establish Professional Eligibility in order to register for the exam. For a complete explanation of the exam application process please review NCTRC Certification Standards: Part II NCTRC Exam Information.
The NCTRC Certification Exam is only available to individuals who have established professional eligibility or who have current CTRS status.
Download: Exam Registration Application
About the Exam
The NCTRC examination is a 3 hour examination. During the administration of the examination, each candidate will be presented with an exam form consisting of 150 items. You are permitted to move back and forth within the test form and candidates should answer each question presented, marking any questions you would like to review should time permit. The test may not be reviewed once it has been exited.
Upon completion of the test, you will receive a score report indicating pass or fail.
To maximize your time and to assure that you do not exit the test in error before answering all of the questions, you should attempt each question before reviewing marked questions. To ensure the valid development of the NCTRC exam program, a small number of items will be presented in order to gather performance statistics. These items will be non-scored, will not impact your test result and will be presented randomly within the test form.