Benefits of taking a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Exam


C-NET offers the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) option for the following certification exams:

 

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing (CMSRN)
  • Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
  • Certified Nephrology Nursing Exam
  • Certified Dialysis Nursing Exam

Some of the benefits of taking your exam in the Computer-Based Test Format are:

 

INSTANT SCORE REPORT

Upon finishing the exam, candidates are immediately given a printed Score Report showing their exam results and passing status. (NNCC certification status for each candidate should be verified 2 weeks after the test date at www.nncc-exam.org.) Candidates who do not pass are provided with a breakdown of how they performed in all areas of the examination.

EASY INSTRUCTIONS & TUTORIAL

Taking your examination on the computer couldn’t be easier! The CBT format is a point and click format. Before taking your exam, you will first take a tutorial to learn how easy it is to take an exam in CBT format. The large TOOLBAR has buttons that help you navigate throughout the exam and perform actions easily!

LENGTHY WINDOW OF TESTING TIME

Candidates are notified by mail that they have a 90-day window of time to schedule and take the exam once their file is cleared for testing by C-NET.

LARGE NUMBER OF TESTING FACILITIES

Candidates can choose from one of 270 designated computer facilities in over 260 cities. Click here to see a list of facility locations by city.

ONSITE ASSISTANCE WITH CBT FORMAT

Trained, on-site proctors are provided to assist with questions about the computer-based test format, and other technical issues.

Frequently Asked Questions
Computer-Based Testing is simply taking a test on a computer, using the keyboard and mouse to “flip through” and “answer” your test questions that appear on a computer monitor. Both the CMSRN exam and the CCHT exam are offered in the Computer-Based Test Format.
No. The CBT exam is offered at a computer testing location in your area. For a list of cities/states where you can find a computer lab, please click here!

Instant Score Report: Upon finishing the exam, candidates areimmediately given a printed Score Report showing their exam results and passing status. (NNCC certification status for each candidate should be verified 2 weeks after the test date at www.nncc-exam.org.) Candidates who do not pass are provided with a breakdown of how they performed in all areas of the examination.

 

Easy Instructions and Tutorial: The CBT format is a point and click format. Before taking your exam, you will first take a tutorial to learn how easy it is to take an exam in CBT format. The large TOOLBAR has buttons that help you navigate throughout the exam and perform actions easily.

 

Lengthy Window of Testing Time: Candidates are notified by mail that they have a 90-day window of time to schedule and take the exam once their file is cleared for testing by C-NET.

 

Large Number of Testing Facilities: Candidates can choose from one of 270 designated computer facilities in over 260 cities. Click here to see a list of facility locations by city.

 

Onsite Assistance with CBT Format: Trained, on-site proctors are provided to assist with questions about the computer-based test format, and other technical issues.

Once C-Net clears a candidate’s application for testing, the candidate will receive an official Exam Permit by mail. The official Exam Permit will provide a toll-free telephone number for the national CBT testing office for the candidate to call and recieve further information to reserve a time slot at a local computer facility for the CCHT Exam. The Exam Permit will also specify a 90-day window of time (approximately 3-months) in which the candidate must register for and take the exam.

Yes. You can move throughout the exam just as you would with a Paper & Pencil exam. On the toolbar menu, you will find an icon labeled “View” with a picture of a magnifying glass. This button allows you to see all of the question numbers on the exam with the status of that question. If you answered the questions, the number will have a printed “A” next to it. If you skipped it and left it unanswered, it will have a printed “U” next to it. You can also tag any question – whether you have anwered it or not, in order to mark the question so that you will remember to return to it later for review. The “TAG” icon is also on the toolbar menu, with a yellow checkmark.

1. The Exam Permit mailed from C-NET. Please note: This cannot be reprinted at the computer test facility! We suggest that you make sure you have your permit for testing in a safe place at least 5 days before the date that you scheduled your CBT exam.
 

2. Candidates must bring a valid (non-expired) government issue ID bearing their photo and signature. The name on the identification must EXACTLY match the name under which the candidate registered for the exam appointment.

***FAILURE TO PRESENT PROPER ID OR THE EXAM PERMIT WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.

FOR CCHT APPLICANTS: APPLICANTS WILL BE CHARGED AN EXAM FEE OF $85!

FOR CMSRN APPLICANTS: APPLICANT’S EXAM FEE WILL BE FORFEITED. APPLICANTS MUST THEN REAPPLY WITH MSNCB.

1. Electronic devices and recording devices of any kind (including but not limited to cell phones, pagers, and cameras) are NOT permitted in the testing centers.

 

2. NO personal items should be brought to the testing centers. The testing center will not be responsible for any personal items, and suggests that you leave such items, i.e. bags and purses, study materials, notes, pencils, etc., in another safe place of your choosing.

 

Because the only item allowed into the testing area is identification, we encourage test takers to leave personal items at home or locked securely in your car.

Each candidate will be given a 90-day window of time (approximately 3-months) in which they must register for and take the exam. After scheduling a specific time slot with their local CBT testing facility, a candidate may choose to reschedule their exam, but MUST contact the national CBT testing office (at the toll-free number provided on the Exam Permit) to reschedule. This MUST BE DONE NO LESS THAN 48 HOURS (Mon-Fri) before their original exam date.

***FAILURE TO RESCHEDULE YOUR EXAM BEFORE 48 HOURS OF YOUR ORIGINAL TESTING SLOT WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.

FOR CCHT APPLICANTS: APPLICANTS WILL BE CHARGED AN EXAM FEE OF $85!

FOR CMSRN APPLICANTS: APPLICANT’S EXAM FEE WILL BE FORFEITED. APPLICANTS MUST THEN REAPPLY WITH MSNCB.