How it works

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  1. browse available modules by certification specialty, code or interest
  2. to see modules for your certification, select your certification specialty on the browse module page and all modules for your certification specialty appear.  Use the sort feature at the top of the page to view modules assigned to specific specialty codes for your certification specialty.
  3. purchase module
  4. read the resource material - available in your NCC website account under Modules and Tests
  5. take and submit the test - available in your NCC website account under Modules and Tests

NCC modules are considered open book, you can go in and out of both the CE test and associated reading materials as long as you don't submit the test.   Once submitted, test and reading materials are no longer available for review or revision.  You have two opportunities to successfully complete the module. If you want to keep a copy of the reading resource materials for your own personal use or a copy of how you answered the questions, you must save these items BEFORE you submit the test.  Once the test is submitted, there is no further access.  You can print out the test before you submit it if you want to match your responses when you get your results.  Results are only afforded to those who are successful.  Otherwise the test will no longer be available once you submit it.  There are no refunds or test resets for failed modules. 

If you try to purchase a module that you already purchased and earned credit for it, a notice will alert to this fact. If you proceed to buy the module after this warning message, no refunds will be issued.   There are no refunds for expired modules.

NCC CE Modules are all online products

NCC ONLY offers online modules.  Online modules can be printed out -- both reading materials and test.  BUT the test must be submitted online.  You can read the modules offline and fill out the answers to the test offline and then transfer your answer to the online test for submission.

Online Purchasing Overview

  • Order online at the NCC website
  • Receive email confirmation of your order
  • Access and print reading materials and take the test via the Modules and Tests page in your NCC website account
  • Read the materials (can print them out to read).  Once the module is completed the reading material is no longer available so print it out if you are interested in keeping it.
  • Take the test online.  You can go in and out of the test as long as you don't submit your answers.
  • Achieve a passing score of 70% and your CE credit and certificate is immediately available in your NCC website account. Click on CE History in Your account links.  The module is automatically posted and specialty coded to  your online maintenance application. 

    **NCC CE that is purchased to complete an audit requirement WILL NOT upload to your application.  You will upload the NCC CE certificate into your maintenance audit or use the additional submissions portal in your account for this CE to be reviewed. Select Maintenance Application Audit and enter M62461.  Please review the audit information at

  • If not successful, you can retake the test one more time at no charge.  No feedback will be given to those who are not successful until a minimum score of 70% is achieved.  

Reading materials are provided in one of two formats: as a PDF file or via a link to the publisher website to download the materials.

When accessing materials from a publisher website, it is important that:

  • the cookie setting on your computer is enabled 
  • you don't have special filters that may interfere with accessing materials
  • if you get a notice that you need pay for the materials, this usually means your browser is incompatible with the publisher site and you access with another browser or if you are not using the latest browser version,  you should update it and try reaccessing.

If accessing from an employer computer, you may be denied access due to your employer's firewall set up. You would need to contact your IT department to disable such firewalls. In many cases, using a different computer for access resolves the conflicting issue. The form of the reading materials are dictated by the publisher and they determine how we can provide access to these copyrighted materials.

There are no refunds, exchanges or transfers for NCC CE modules.