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What to Expect on Your Exam Day
It is important that you understand the content that will be covered during your exam. You should review the exam content outlines for your exam.
You can find out more detailed information about the exam format and how it is scored by reviewing the Foundations of the NBCOT exam.
View the Exam Tutorials in Advance
These tutorials demonstrate the functionality of the exams in the computer-based testing environment. Sample exam items are included at the end of the tutorial to enhance your experience; they are for practice only.
The tutorials occur at the beginning of your exam. Your exam time does not begin until you have completed the tutorials or you choose to skip them.
Candidates can revisit the tutorial at any time during the exam; however, the exam timer will continue to run.
Tutorials for 2023 Exams at Prometric Test Centers
Tutorials for 2024 Exams at Pearson Professional Centers
What to Expect at the Test Center
NBCOT exams are administered at Prometric test centers through 2023. Beginning in 2024, they will be exclusively administered at Pearson Professional Centers. You will have four hours to take the exam. Plan on being at the test center longer to complete all administrative requirements. These videos will help you understand what to expect on your test day.
What to Expect at a Prometric Test Center in 2023
What to Expect at a Pearson Professional Center in 2024
Things to Remember As You Prepare for Your Exam Day
Make sure you have reviewed the exam handbook
Read through your ATT letter
Complete the tutorial for your exam
Know your test center
Stay calm and positive
Treat yourself after your exam and acknowledge the amount of work you have put in