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Authorization to Test

Upon records verification of your Candidate Application, you will be sent an Authorization to Test (ATT) to the email on your Candidate Application. NCEA Certification Candidates testing at a NCEA ATF/Testing Center will be provided with their Authorization to Test Instructions.


Date: _______________________

Dear _______________________

Congratulations! Your NCEA Certified Candidate Application has been verified, and this email document confirms your Authorization to Test (ATT). Online Proctoring now allows for you to take the National NCEA Certification Exam in the comfort of your own office or home. Once you have scheduled and paid for your exam, you will be sent an examination homepage link to this same email.

WITHIN 15 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THIS AUTHORIZATION-TO-TEST (ATT), you must call the NCEA Executive offices at 201-670-4100 to pay* and schedule your exam.

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST

Pay the $375 exam fee*, and schedule your NCEA Certification exam using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. *Unless you have prepaid fees through the NCEA Installment Agreement. You still need to schedule your exam.

PLEASE NOTE: You will have 60 days from the date on your ATT to take your exam. NCEA Candidates who do not schedule and test within 60 days will forfeit their exam fee. If you have not taken the exam and it is later than 60 days, please contact NCEA to re-register for this exam (additional fee required).

1. Computer
2. Internet
3. Webcam or Smartphone

1. You will connect with the proctor via webcam or smartphone. You must be able to show that the area surrounding your computer is cleared of your NCEA Training Manual and/or other study materials.
2. You will then be asked to show a valid non-expired government issued identification to the camera, and the proctor may also ask additional questions to verify your identity to ensure that you are the correct person scheduled to take the exam.
3. Once the proctor is satisfied with your identity, you will be asked to launch the examination homepage link. Enter your complete legal name (as it appeared on your Candidate Application). The proctor will provide the password to begin your exam.
4. You will be observed throughout your entire exam session to ensure that you follow NCEA Examination Policies. Upon completion of all the questions (or your allowed 90 minutes expires), you must click the “Submit” button in order to process your results. You will immediately be provided with a PASS/FAIL grade and further instructions, if necessary.


Cancellation Policy
If an NCEA applicant must cancel or reschedule, they must do so within 48-hours in advance of their appointment. Otherwise, they will forfeit their test fee. These applicants will be considered “no shows”.

Lateness Policy
If an NCEA applicant is 15-minutes late for their scheduled testing time, they may be refused admission to the test and considered a “no show’. The Candidate will have to pay $375 to reschedule their exam.

Identification Policy
All NCEA Candidates will be required to present a valid non-expired government issued identification bearing their photo and signature, such as driver’s license, or passport. Failure to present appropriate ID, as stated, will result in forfeiture of their exam fee.

Cheating and/or Misrepresentation
NCEA Candidates suspected of cheating or misrepresentation will have their exam session terminated. Any disciplinary action will be at the sole discretion of the NCEA.

Candidates with Disabilities
NCEA can provide special accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. If a disability prevents you from taking the examination under normal conditions, you may request special accommodations. You must submit a written request along with your application form for special accommodations, which explains the nature of the disability, the type of accommodation you feel is appropriate, and attach supporting documentation of the diagnosis from a licensed health care professional.

Program Evaluation
NCEA Candidates will be offered an opportunity to provide feedback on the entire NCEA Certification Program upon passing of their examination.

Sincerely, NCEA Certified