The NACC Certification exams are locally proctored at testing centers, libraries, etc. – examinees are able to schedule their individual exam during the exam season (typically January thru November) once their completed application has been approved by the NACC Certification Committee and all fees have been paid.
The NACC Certification exam(s)* are open notes. You may not bring books or photocopies of the Red Book with you to the exam.
Multiple Choice – 60 questions/2 hours
Essay – 2 essays/1 hour 40 minutes (24 points Essay 1 – recommended 1 hour) (16 points Essay 2 - recommended 40 minutes)
Multiple Choice – 30 questions/1 hour
Essay – 1 essay/1 hour
*California examinees must sit for both the National Exam and the California Exam.
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