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Computer-based testing

NCEES administers the following exams in computer-based testing (CBT) format.

CBT exams are administered at Pearson VUE test centers. For more information on registering for CBT exams or what to expect on exam day, download the NCEES Examinee Guide.

Alternative items types

CBT exams include traditional multiple-choice questions as well as alternative item types (AITs). AITs include but are not limited to the following:

  • Multiple correct—allows examinees to select multiple answers
  • Point and click—requires examinees to click on part of a graphic to answer
  • Drag and drop—requires examinees to click on and drag items to match, sort, rank, or label
  • Fill in the blank—provides a space for examinees to enter a response to the question

AITs are incorporated into the practice exams for CBT exams. You can also review the general format of AITs in the Pearson VUE computer-based testing demo.

Alternative item types provide opportunities to assess the technical knowledge of examinees using methods not available through paper-based testing.