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FAQs: About Training and Testing

Questions

Who is responsible for paying for the employee class & examination -- employee or employer?

Can the examination be taken online, for example, on my home computer?

Can I purchase or use an online program for training?

Is the training and/or examination available in other languages?

What is the passing score for the examination?

What is a scaled score?

How soon will I get my results after I take the examination?

What is the difference between Modern Chinese and Traditional Chinese?


Answers

Who is responsible for paying for the employee class & examination -- employee or employer?

This is up to the employee and employer to work out.

Can the examination be taken online, for example, on my home computer?

The examination cannot be taken from your home, but you have several options to take it online, including Pearson VUE, and Diversys.

Can I purchase or use an online program for training?

Check with your local health department or regulatory agency to verify this type of training is approved. Additionally, you can click here for online training information.

Is the training and/or examination available in other languages?

Training is given primarily in English and Spanish. However, you may check the approved NRFSP Test Administrator/Proctor list by clicking here for training offered in other languages. Examinations are available in English, Spanish, Modern Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

What is the passing score for the examination?

Passing is a scaled score of 75 or higher. (See next question for additional information on a "scaled score").

What is a scaled score?

A scaled score of 75 is not a percentage, and does not mean that an examinee has answered 60 out of 80 questions correctly. A scaled score is calculated using a mathematical formula that considers a variety of factors, including the difficulty of the examination. Because some examinations are more difficult than others, scaled scores provide a fair score for each individual based on his or her particular examination.

How soon will I get my results after I take the examination?

You will receive your results within two weeks after taking your examination. If you take your examination online, you will receive your results sooner.

What is the difference between Modern Chinese and Traditional Chinese?

The difference is the way the characters are written. Modern Chinese is also called Simplified Chinese.