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If you are experiencing technical difficulties running a practice test, read the Troubleshooting FAQs.
What practice exams does The Conference offer?
The Conference offers practice exams for the NBE Arts, NBE Sciences and SBE Arts exams.
How many questions are on the practice tests?
Each exam has 75 questions.
Will the practice test provide diagnostic information about my performance?
Diagnostic information is not provided on the score report.
Are there different versions of the practice tests?
Yes, there are two versions of each test available.
How much do the practice tests cost?
The practice tests costs $60 USD and are valid for one attempt.
How much time should I expect to spend taking the practice test?
This information may vary from one exam to another; therefore, this information is provided during the purchasing process.
Is the practice test scored?
Yes, the practice test is scored. A score report will appear at the end of the test each time you take it.
How long do I have to start the practice test?
Once you purchase your online exam for The Conference, you must complete it within 7 days. Once the test is started, you will have a defined period of time to answer the questions on the test. Exams may have different time limits; therefore, this information is provided to you during the purchasing process. If you do not complete the exam within the 7-day window, it will expire and you will not be refunded the cost of the exam.
I will have a special testing accommodation allowing extra time for my licensure exam. Can I also have an accommodation for a practice test?
Since the practice tests are taken online instead of in a Pearson VUE Test Center, extra time is not needed. You can stop the exam at anytime during the exam session by closing your browser. This will stop the clock and you can resume the exam when you are ready as long as it is within 7 days after the exam was purchased and the exam time has not completed.
Do I need different web account for my online exam and my licensure/certification exam?
Yes. You will need to create a separate Pearson VUE web account to sign in and purchase your exam. This is in addition to the Pearson VUE account you use to seek licensure.
What are the system requirements?
Do I need to create a profile in advance of taking the exam?
If you already have a Pearson VUE Web Account, please sign in.
If you do not have a Pearson VUE Web Account, we recommend you create a profile at least 2 days prior to when you would like to take your online exam. Creating your account in advance of taking the exam will help reduce delays.
How do I purchase an online exam?
The purchase process is easy. Follow these steps:
What forms of payment are available?
Pearson VUE accepts credit cards and vouchers.
I purchased an exam but am not ready to take it. Can I cancel?
Yes. You can cancel the exam and receive a refund as long as (a) you have not started it and (b) the delivery period has not expired.
How do I start my online exam?
After you have purchased your online exam, you will be presented with a "Begin exam" button. Once you press the button, your exam session will start.
Can I stop the exam after it is started and come back later to finish it?
Yes. The exam clock will stop by closing the web browser. You can resume your exam as long as it is within the delivery period and the exam time has not expired.
I lost my Internet connection or closed my browser. How can I resume the exam?
To resume the exam, follow these steps:
How do I get my score report?
Follow these steps:
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