Written Knowledge Test Information

NCRA Written Knowledge Tests are multiple choice tests that serve as a component of NCRA certifications. Learn more about NCRA Certifications.


Required information prior to registering for the test

Please refer to the Job Analysis below for a breakdown of what the Written Knowledge Test covers. If you are registering for the RPR Written Knowledge Test, you may purchase the RPR Study Guide at our online store, which provides detailed review of each domain as well as sample questions.




  • $230 (non-member)        
  • $200 (member)
  • $165 (student member) 




Test where you prefer – NCRA WKTs are now given with the option to test online from any location you choose, or you can schedule to test at a Pearson VUE Test Center near you.

Written knowledge tests are administered through Pearson VUE’s OnVUE online proctoring or at a Pearson VUE Test Center. Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. Please visit www.pearsonvue.com/ncra for complete details.


NOTE: *Written Knowledge Tests have 120 questions but only 100 are used to calculate a candidate's official score. The other 20 questions are new questions that are being tested to capture metrics on their validity. This does not apply to CRC Written Knowledge Test.



Registration information

All candidates must present a valid photo ID for verification of identity when signing in to take a test.

Before you register, ensure that the first and last name on your valid photo ID match EXACTLY the first and last name in your NCRA record. Pearson VUE does not check middle names. For example, if you have recently married and NCRA has your married name, but your valid photo ID contains your maiden name, you will not be permitted to take your test. Or, if NCRA has your first name as Missy and your valid photo ID has Melissa, you will not be permitted to take your test.



Testing dates and schedule


NCRA Written Knowledge Tests can be scheduled for any time or day that is convenient for you within the valid testing period. Please keep in mind that NCRA staff is not available after hours, weekends, or all Federal holidays. NCRA office and Member Service hours are M-F, 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. E.T.

NOTE: registration ends at midnight Eastern Time

Registration periods
Test dates
Dec. 1-31, 2022 Jan. 4-19, 2023
Mar. 1-31, 2023 Apr. 5-19, 2023 
Jun. 1-30, 2023 Jul. 5-19, 2023 
Sept. 1-30, 2023 Oct. 4-19, 2023 






Once you register for a test, you will receive a confirmation email within three business days. Your confirmation email will contain scheduling information for your test. Please remember to wait until you receive this confirmation to schedule your test. If you do not receive an email confirmation within three business days of your registration please contact testing@ncra.org.






Additional information

Job Analyses

Candidates must review NCRA's Job Analysis for the appropriate certification. Questions on the WKT are directly tied to the Job Analysis for each credential.

Written Knowledge Test policy

All WKT candidates are required to sign the following disclaimer prior to taking their written knowledge test:

This test is confidential and is protected by trade secret law. It is made available to you, the examinee, solely for the purpose of becoming certified in the technical area referenced in the title of this test. You are expressly prohibited from disclosing, publishing, reproducing, or transmitting this test, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose without the prior express written permission of NCRA.

Test results

Official scores are emailed within 2-4 weeks of the close of the testing window.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations should be sent to testing@ncra.org using the WKT cancellation form no later than the last day of the testing period for which you registered to consider a refund. NCRA will retain a $35 processing fee for all cancellations. If you do not contact NCRA by the last day of the testing period for which you registered, your testing fee will be forfeited. You must also contact Pearson VUE to cancel any scheduled appointment(s), otherwise you will be assessed an additional $65 cancellation fee for each no-show.