NOTE: The CLVS Certification Education must be taken before the production exam or the WKT.
Steps 2 (Production Exam) and 3 (WKT) may be taken in any order.
The production exam is administered two times a year: spring and fall (depending on interest). Please contact NCRA by calling 800-272-NCRA (6272) for more information, or contact the CLVS Staff. During this exam you'll run the show at a staged deposition and be graded on your ability to follow video deposition guidelines and produce a usable, high-quality video of the deposition. When your passing grade is confirmed, and you have passed the written knowledge test, you have earned your CLVS. This exam will stay on your record for 3 years. If you have not taken your WKT within three years of the production exam, you must retake the exam.
Those who already hold another NCRA certification will earn 0.5 CEUs after passing both the Written Knowledge Test and the Production Exam.
Spring registration will be open March 1-31, 2023. The production exam will be administered April 28-29, 2023 with optional Hands-on training offered April 27, 2023.
Written Knowledge Test
The Written Knowledge Test (WKT) is a 120*-question, multiple-choice test that focuses on the areas that come from the CLVS Job Analysis:
- Pre-production (19%)
- Production (39%)
- Post production (28%)
- Professional practices (14%)
You must pass with a score of 70 or better.
* Pretesting ensures that all items on an examination are items with good statistics and no brand-new, untried items will appear on any examination. This means that the examinations will have 120 items instead of 100 items. These items will not be scored, so the exams are still based off of 100 points. Candidates will not know which items are pretest items. Candidates have 110 minutes to complete all items on the test.
This exam will stay on your record for three years. If you have not taken your Production Test within three years of the WKT, you must retake the exam.