NCA Online Exam Rules

The security and integrity of the examinations will be administered through a partnership with Paradigm Testing and MonitorEDU. Both firms follow industry best practices in compliance with standards defined by international accrediting bodies.

Despite the switch to online delivery, some characteristics of the NCA exam are unchanged. They are long response form, and they are open book. Only hard copy study materials will be permitted; you will NOT have access to electronic copies of your notes or textbooks.

However, to help NCA candidates transition to online long form examinations, the NCA will allocate an extra hour, or four (4) hours in total, for completion of each exam. 

Please note that any form of scanned document or photograph attachment will NOT be allowed. Only responses to exam questions entered using a keyboard will be considered as an answer.

Each NCA candidate is responsible for providing a secure and uncluttered location or room, equipped with internet connectivity, to take the NCA online examinations. This can be in a family home, but it should be an area where you will not be interrupted.

Technical requirements for the exam are available here.   You may also refer to our Online Exam Tip Sheet.


For questions about the online exam technical requirements, please contact the MonitorEDU live chat line.

Questions about exam schedules and cancellations should be addressed to