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Certification or Licensure?

NBCC’s examinations are used both for state licensure and national certification, which are different types of credentials with different purposes. Learn more about the differences between certification and licensure.

NBCC’s examinations are used for purposes of licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as for national certification. Each examination is the product of a painstaking research and development process, and undergoes regular review and revision by content experts.

The Purpose of NBCC Examinations

NBCC examinations are a component of applications for the following:

What Are the NBCC Examinations?

Prepare for the Examination

To help you get ready for an examination, you can order study guides from NBCC or another organization.