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NCRA to Offer More Opportunities to Take Written Knowledge Test
More test dates, more sites, more opportunities to become certified, more convenience.
That’s what you’ll get as a result of the Board of Directors’ decision to shift to computer-based testing for NCRA’s Written Knowledge Tests (RPR, RMR, RDR, CCP, CBC, CLVS) beginning in October 2007.
Here are just some of the benefits of NCRA partnering with Pearson VUE, a leading professional electronic testing company, to conduct the Written Knowledge Test (WKT):
- More test sites – Over 200 test centers in the United States alone, which means an easier time finding a test site closer to home.
- More test dates – Choose a test date from 48 days out of the year (two-week windows in January, April, June and October), which is a substantial increase over the previous 2 days per year that the exam was administered. You can pick the time that works best for you.
- No more pencils – Take the NCRA Written Knowledge Test at a computer in a private cubicle at one of Pearson VUE’s secure test centers.
- Flexibility with scheduling – Schedule and reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the chosen exam date without incurring any postponement fee.
- Enhanced exam format – Advanced technology and a computer-based format will allow for better graphics and presentation of exam material.
- Increased security – Photographic and fingerprint identification are required at check-in. Prevention of unauthorized access to test items, test results, examinee data, testing schedules and other sensitive data. Professionally proctored test centers.
- Scoring – With computer-based testing you’ll have exam results in less than the current eight weeks.
“This is a big change to NCRA’s testing approach, but a necessary one,” said NCRA President Reesa Parker, RPR, CRR. “For years NCRA members have asked for more test sites and more opportunities to earn NCRA designations. Partnering with Pearson VUE will provide the convenience and flexibility that our members deserve.” In addition, NCRA is also exploring shifting the Skills Test to a computer-based environment within the next two years, thereby increasing the number of times during the year a candidate could attempt to meet the speed requirements of each certification.
The first two-week window for computer-based WKT testing will open in early October 2007. Information on how to register will be available soon at the Certification Test Center.