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HOSTING CCO EXAMINATIONS

Written Exam

Responsibilities

NCCCO requires that all personnel who are authorized access to CCO examinations must sign an Affidavit of Non-Disclosure. Copies of these affidavits are kept on file. To avoid conflicts of interest and possible breaches of security, individuals who will take the examination(s) in the future may not serve as either Chief Examiner or proctor in the administration of CCO examinations.

Test Site Coordinator

The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Submitting all requested information to International Assessment Institute in a timely fashion on the Written Test Site Application Request Form and Test Site Coordinator Summary Form
  • Preparing a testing room in accordance with the general directions listed under the “Criteria for Test Sites”
  • Liaising with the Chief Examiner, International Assessment Institute, and NCCCO in all aspects of test site preparation and administration
  • Ensuring candidate applications are complete and submitted in accordance with stated deadlines
  • Test Site Coordinators or their designated representative are required to remain onsite throughout each test administration
  • Test Site Coordinators are required to sign the Test Site Coordinator Agreement

Test Site Coordinators are required to have an email address and a cell phone which must be provided to NCCCO with the first paperwork submission.

Chief Examiner

NCCCO and International Assessment Institute are solely responsible for the rules and procedures for the administration of the examination. Administration and supervision of the examination site and staff, including the care and custody of examination materials, are the responsibility of the Chief Examiner. One NCCCO Chief Examiner for each test room is required to administer the written exam at each test site.

The primary responsibilities of a Chief Examiner are to:

  • Ensure that the security of the examination and related materials is not compromised
  • Procure adequate staff based upon registration count
  • Train proctors
  • Ensure that candidates have all of the proper materials and are following all directions for completing the forms and answer sheets accurately
  • Ensure that candidates neither give nor receive assistance in answering questions on the examination
  • Secure all examination materials from time of arrival to final shipping
  • Account for examination materials
  • Supervise examination day procedures
  • Conduct examinations
  • Maintain professional standards of testing practices
  • Follow up with necessary reports and shipping of examination materials

Proctor

Proctors assist the Chief Examiner in the administration of the exam. Proctors are under the direction of the Chief Examiner during the test administration. Proctors may not be candidates waiting to take the written exam. The primary responsibilities of proctors are to:

  • Assist with set up of room before the examination
  • Assist with admittance and identification check of candidates
  • Distribute examination materials
  • Monitor the examination room and observe candidate behavior
  • Collect examination materials and check out candidates
  • Assist with maintaining examination security
  • Adhere to examination time limits
  • Assist with general cleanup at the close of the examination