NCCAP National Exam

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, please call the NCCAP office if you need additional time to take the National Exam.

As required by national credentialing authorities NCCA and ICE, the NCCAP National Exam is administered by an independent 3rd-party testing company.  In addition to the other requirements for NCCAP Certification, an individual is required to submit Certificates of Completion for both MEPAP 1 and 2 in order to register to take the National Exam.

NCCAP uses the 3rd-party testing company Prometric which requires NCCAP to collect a $90 exam fee from each exam taker. Please note that the Initial Certification Application and Level Change Application for ADC include the $90 exam fee in both the online and PDF applications.

After payment, NCCAP informs Prometric and a code with instructions is emailed by Prometric to you that allows you to register to take the National Exam.

Those applying for Level Change who are exempt under previous standards or have already taken the National Exam are not required to pay the exam fee. 

Students who want to take the National Exam but are not ready for a Level Change should contact the NCCAP Office to request an exam application to pay the $90 exam fee. After payment, a code with instructions is emailed by Prometric to the student. 

  • NOTE: the exam must be taken within 60 days of receiving the code from Prometric.
  • The NAAP Study Guide is available for purchase and is recommended for the exam.
  • The cost of the exam is $90. 
  • The exam is 50 multiple choice questions.
  • The time allowed to take the exam is 2 hours.
  • You must receive a 70% score or better to pass the exam.
  • You may take the exam as often as you like but must pay the $90 exam fee each time.
  • Exam must be taken on a laptop or desktop computer-no use of an iphone or ipad is permitted.
  • When scheduling the exam, be mindful of the AM/PM time slots.
  • Changing the exam time/date will result in a $25.00 fee.


Remote Proctoring remains a popular option for taking the National ADC Exam.

All exam candidates receive a detailed Do's and Don'ts” list with important details on how to successfully take the remote exam. Candidates also receive detailed instructions from the test company Prometric that must be followed when taking the exam remotely.

Iany of the required conditions for remote testing are not met, the exam cannot be completed. When this happens, the testing company charges you to reschedule and you must pay another test fee. 


  • Do not take the exam at work!
  • Even if you use your personal computer, your Internet at work has security features that don’t work with the testing company system.
  • Your work has firewalls and security features that prevent the exam from being taken regardless of what computer you use.
  • Even if you seek support from your technical department at work, the testing company system will still not work.
  • If you still try to take the exam at work, have technical difficulties, and seek support from the testing company, these technical difficulties will not be resolved.
  • Again, do not take the exam at work!

All Prometric testing centers are now open. Consider taking the National ADC Exam at a testing center to minimize the challenges of the remote exam. 

Please contact NCCAP with any questions: [email protected].