Q. How long do I have to take the exam?
A. You will have 150 minutes to complete the AHC exam and 230 minutes to complete the AP exam.
Q. What is the format of the exam?
A. It is a multiple choice exam.
Q. What happens if I have decided not to take the exam after I register?
A. If you register for the exam and later decide not to take it, then we offer a refund minus $25 processing fee.
Q. What information is included in my results?
A. Because the exams are pass or fail, we will not release specific information/detail about your exam results, such as the questions, answers, and/or the overall passing score. We will release your Pass/Fail result and your topic percentage scores, which are primarily intended to help examinees who fail the exam to focus on the topic(s) they need to improve upon.
Q. What happens if I fail the exam?
A. If a candidate fails the test, then they may re-take it at the same fee. A candidate has up to four attempts to pass the certification examination within three years of the issuance of the Authorization to Test letter. If a candidate fails the certification exam, then they must wait at least three months before retaking the exam. If a candidate fails to achieve certification within the three-year time period, then their eligibility lapses.
Q. What if there is no testing location near me?
A. If you experience difficulty selecting a location and/or time to take the On-Site Proctored exam, then you may request to take the the On-Line Proctored (OLP) exam instead. However, you must; be sufficiently computer literate, complete a biometric profile, use an external web cam, use a computer system that meets certain hardware/software requirements. To find more information on this please email us.
Q. Are there special accommodations for the exam?
A. Yes. If you would like special accommodations for your test, then please review, complete, and submit the Special Accommodations Request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days before your test. Please be aware that there may be additional fees to fulfill Special Accommodations Requests. The fees may vary according to the accommodations requested and the exam center.
Step 1: Ensure You Qualify to Take the Exam
To ensure you meet the qualifying standards, please review the competency guidelines on the exam information page.
Step 2: Register
Fill out the registration form on the registration page and make payment.
Step 3: NAMACB Review
NAMACB will conduct a high level review of your registration form and, if you qualify, e-mail you instructions to setup your exam account and schedule your exam. If you do not qualify, then, in some cases, we may allow you to take the exam if we perceive that you will soon qualify. An example of this is, if you are near graduation of a qualifying program and/or you have not completed the client/patient encounter requirements, but will soon do so.
Step 4: Schedule Your Exam
Follow the instructions e-mailed after you have been approved. First you will must set up an exam account and then you can schedule your exam.
Step 5: Take Exam
Step 6: Exam Results
NAMACB will e-mail your test results within 4 weeks of your exam date.