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    • #136885
      Erika Harold

      Hi all,

      I’m familiar that the exam is broken into four 1 1/2 hour blocks and that we are provided with the option to utilize an optional break for up to 50 minutes. Can these 50 minutes be broken up after the blocks or is there only one opportunity to utilize a break period after any block? Just trying to mentally prepare for the day of the test!


    • #137119

      Hi Erika,
      I believe the 50-minute break has to be taken in one block between test sections. When I took the NCS exam, I took my break for lunch after the second section. This document from the ABPTS describes the exam day guidelines: http://www.abpts.org/uploadedFiles/ABPTSorg/Specialist_Certification/ABPTS_SpecialistCertificationExamDayGuidelines.pdf

      Thank you for this question! It won’t be in time for your exam, but I will add some information about exam day logistics to the site before the next exam cycle to help next year’s participants.


    • #137747
      Barbara Wilson

      I took the GCS last year and was allowed to take brief break after first section and then took longer break for lunch.You may want to scout out location near test site to get or eat lunch ahead of times.Taking a break really helped to relax and do my best!
      GCS,NCS TryiNG to recertify as NCS in few weeks

    • #137789

      Thanks, Barb! 🙂

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