NCC is pleased to announce that the new subspecialty exam demonstrating expertise in Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety (C-ONQS) successfully launched on July 1, 2020. The exam was completed by a large number of successful candidates who have earned the C-ONQS certification. Due to the number of candidates who tested both Phase, I and II for exam validation have been completed. NCC will continue to honor the Second Chance Free promotion.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS NEW EXAM OPENed UP ON JUNE 1, 2020 AND TESTING AT A COMPUTER TEST CENTER BEGan JULY 1, 2020. Scoring was originally delayed until enough candidates had completed the exam to allow for psychometric analysis of the exam results and completion of standard setting to use for pass/fail decision. This has been completed. Those who registered for the exam between June 1, 2020, through October 31 ,2020, are eligible for NCC's Second Chance Free promotion. See the details below.
There will be no "second chance free" promotion after October 31, 2020 and the test and scoring delay period has ended.
SCORING OF RESULTS
Pass/Fail Results are mailed and will also be posted to online accounts within 21 days of testing
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PROMOTION: SECOND CHANCE FREE
NCC is providing a “Second Chance Free” opportunity for those who register for the ONQS exam during the Introductory phase or the Secondary examination phase of testing. If you registered for the ONQS exam between June 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020 and were not successful you will be provided with a second chance free. There is no cost for the second registration for those who qualify. Those who registered during these dates and who did not pass will be allowed to take the test a second time for FREE if they still meet eligibility requirements. Details can be found below.
SECOND CHANCE FREE PROMOTION DETAILS FOR THOSE WHO REGISTERED IN PHASE I or II and failed to pass the exam on their first attempt:
Phase I and II registration that provides a SECOND CHANCE Promotion ends on October 31, 2020, at 11:59 PM CST. Anyone registering for the ONQS Examination during this window must also test during their initial eligibility window to receive the second chance free. For those who registered during the Second Chance Free promotion time frame, if you are unsuccessful in achieving certification on your first examination attempt, you can apply to retake the same NCC subspecialty certification examination (ONQS) for a second attempt at certification for free. You have one year from the date you failed the exam to register. You will be able to reapply by logging in to your account, meeting eligibility and registering again after 90-days from the date the exam was scored. Please note, there is a 90-day waiting period from the first examination attempt before you can register for your second attempt.
Once determined eligible for ONQS you will receive an eligibility notification by email and in your account with instructions on how to make your computer test center appointment. The 90-day testing window will be in your eligibility letter. There is a change fee and form required to change your testing dates.
The examinations will be delivered via computer at one of the over 250 AMP/PSI Assessment Centers located throughout the United States. Exams will be administered by appointment only Monday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. AMP Assessment Centers are typically located in H&R Block offices. Call PSI at1-833-256-1426 for more information. The subspecialty exam (ONQS) is 2 hours long. Please review the NCC Guide to Testing Methods. Please note this new exam is NOT offered by Live Remote Proctoring. Also, test centers may be closed in certain areas of the county. Please ensure your test center is open before registering for the exam.
The examination fee is $210 which includes a nonrefundable $50 application fee submission cost. Individuals can submit a registration application on-line at any time
CREDENTIAL: All those who successfully complete the Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety certification examination will be entitled to use the credential C-ONQS. To learn more about this exam and to register, click here.
*OTHER THAN THE UNIQUE CHANGES TO EXAMINATION OUTLINED ABOVE, ALL OTHER NCC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES RELATED TO REGISTRATION AND TESTING APPLY.