NRCA ProCertification offers you:
Possibly, but not likely. ProCertification is only for experienced workers. However, NRCA has information to help you decide whether you are ready to become certified. For example, foremen have:
If you are anxious about the exam, NRCA is developing an easy-to-use tutorial about how to take the online exam, along with a practice exam that will be available in the months ahead.
No. As long as you meet the experience and skills requirements, no specific training is required.
Foremen looking to become NRCA ProCertified must pass a proctored, online exam taken at a local Prometric computer testing facility. Prometric testing sites are searchable by ZIP code. To find the center nearest you, visit www.prometric.com.
Proctored, online exams must be taken at a local Prometric computer testing facility. Prometric offers thousands of testing sites across the world searchable by ZIP code. To find the center nearest you, visit www.prometric.com.
Yes. All information, materials and tests are available in English and Spanish. If you are concerned about your literacy, the online knowledge exam also is available as an "audio-delivery" option where the questions can be heard via a headset at the Prometric location.
The online exam is time limited; you are allowed up to 2 hours to complete it.
You should arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time to complete the secure check-in process. You are allowed up to 15 minutes to view the online tutorial before starting the timed exam.
Yes; you may retake the online exam if needed after a five-day grace period.
NRCA advises candidates who fail an exam to review the Job Task Analysis and the tasks listed in the Employer Verification Form to better prepare for the exam retake."
Exam results only are reported as a pass/fail score. All scores are calculated using standard psychometric practices.
To gain admission to NRCA ProCertification testing centers, you must present a valid (unexpired) government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport or work authorization card. Failure to supply proper ID at the time of the exam is considered a missed appointment and an additional exam fee may apply.
The certification fee covers NRCA staff review of an application and one attempt at the online exam, per person per discipline. Once certified, your foreman certification is valid for 3 years. You also receive your NRCA ProCertification ID card, hardhat decals and digital badge as evidence of your certification.
If you cancel within 5-days of your exam, miss your appointment or fail to provide a valid photo ID upon arrival, Prometric will charge you a rescheduling fee. If you are not successful at passing the online exam, NRCA will charge a retake fee of $199 for members and $399 for nonmembers.
NRCA emails you within 10 days of taking your exam regarding your pass/fail status.
NRCA only will provide general feedback, not question-specific results.