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)* is open notes (hard copy only). You may not bring Child Welfare Law and Practice (aka the Red Book) or photocopies of the Red Book to the exam. All other publications are allowed. California examinees may wish to bring Seiser & Kumli, the Dogbook, and the California Code.
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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