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.



  • $220 (non-member)        
  • $195 (member)
  • $160 (student member) 




Pearson VUE professional testing center locations

All written knowledge tests are administered at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers. 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. It boasts the world’s leading test center network, with over 5,100 test centers in 175 countries, 400 of which are fully-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centers.

Visit Pearson VUE's website for a list of available locations

All candidates must present a valid photo ID for verification of identity when signing into the test center.

  • 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 entry to the testing facility. Or, if NCRA has your first name as Greg and your valid photo ID has Gregory, you will not be permitted entry to the testing facility.
  • Pearson VUE uses Palm Vein Recognition for personal identification of candidates at its written knowledge test centers. Your palm will be scanned at check-in to gain entry into the test room. This is strictly for identification purposes and will not be shared with, or compared against, any outside entity.



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


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.


Registration and test dates

RPR & CLVS dates
Registration dates
Test dates
 June 1-30, 2020  July 9-23, 2020
 Sept. 1-30, 2020  Oct. 8-22, 2020


RDR & CRC dates
Registration dates
Test dates
 June 1-30, 2020 July 9-23, 2020
 Sept. 1-30, 2020 Oct. 8-22, 2020



Important COVID-19 Notice

Please be sure to schedule your Written Knowledge Test with Pearson Vue as soon as you receive your confirmation email with scheduling instructions. Although we have added additional testing centers, the capacity at centers has been reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions. Scheduling early gives you the best chance at getting a slot at the testing center most convenient to your location. You can visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/ncra for the listing of test center locations. Best of luck on your Written Knowledge Test!



RPR Job Analysis

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

Candidates will know their computer generated preliminary pass/fail before leaving the testing center. Official scores are emailed within 4-6 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 10 days before the scheduled testing date to consider a refund. NCRA will retain a $35 processing fee for all cancellations. If you do not contact NCRA within 10 days of your scheduled testing date, your testing fee will be forfeited. You must also contact Pearson VUE to cancel your scheduled appointment, otherwise you will be assessed an additional $65 cancellation fee for no show.