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Authorization to Test

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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.

SAMPLE AUTHORIZATION-TO-TEST (ATT) EMAIL

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 used a Prepayment Option. 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).

TEST TAKER REQUIREMENTS:
1. Computer
2. Internet
3. Webcam or Smartphone

INSTRUCTIONS DAY OF THE EXAM:

  1. Close all programs running on your computer. Open one  (1) browser window and cut and paste the above link into your browser window. Wait for further instructions from your
  2. Have a government issued photo ID ready to show the proctor. (eg. Driver’s License, Passport)
  3. You are allowed one blank piece of paper and pen to write on during the exam.
  4. Be sure your phone battery is fully charged and that when it is plugged in, the proctor will have a clear view of your computer screen and hands on the keyboard. (Video proctoring uses battery power)

Your proctor will call you at the designated date/time of your exam.

EXAMINATION POLICIES:

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