December 2007 - To maintain the integrity of the Practical Examiner
Accreditation Program and to facilitate Practical Exam Audits, NCCCO now
requires Practical Examiners, in certain circumstances, to inform NCCCO of
their intention to test.
This notification must be via email no less than 48 business hours prior to
testing. They must also notify NCCCO by email or telephone if their testing
This requirement applies to five categories of Practical Examiners: (i) all
Probationary Practical Examiners, (ii) Practical Examiners with exceptionally high or low pass rates as identified by NCCCO, (iii) Practical
Examiners at new test sites, (iv) Practical Examiners chosen via a revolving
random selection, and (v) any Practical Examiner who NCCCCO has reason to
believe has intentionally sought to avoid a Practical Exam Audit. Practical
Examiners falling into one or more of these categories will be notified via
email at the time their CAD drawing is developed, that prior notice of
testing must be provided. Exams will not be scored if NCCCO does not receive
In an additional test integrity related change, Practical Examiners who have
been sanctioned due to irregularities in testing are now responsible for
expenses incurred by NCCCO and IAI for the retesting of candidates whose
scores have been invalidated due to irregularities caused by the sanctioned
Should you have any questions please contact NCCCO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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