NCC Test Development

  • Board of Directors identifies a new body of knowledge to be tested.
    • Must be a defined body of knowledge
    • Must be a critical number of potential candidates
    • For advanced practice exams, educational program must exist
    • Support from proposed constituency must be demonstrated.
  • Content experts convene
    • develop competency statements
    • develop detailed content outline
  • NCC Board & pertinent others review competency statements/content outline to confirm need for exam
  • Content Team appointed by NCC President
    • develop and evaluate items
    • construct test and review statistical analysis
    • perform content validation/task analysis