Nursing Home Administrators: Exam and Education Schedule
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A."Service” refers to Professional Examination Service, the National Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators’ contractor for preparing the examination in computer-based format and for facilitating the administration of the exam to eligible candidates.
“Score Transfer Fee” means a fee in an amount set by the Service and payable by the candidate to the Service for score transfer requests.
“Examination” means the national licensing examination for licensure as provided by the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators (NAB), or its successor.
[01-10-2000; 18.104.22.168 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 13.4.7, 1-25-2001]
- TEST DATES: The national licensing exam, available as of January 1, 2000 in computer based format, may be scheduled by the candidate at the candidate’s convenience during the Eligibility Period assigned to each eligible candidate on his or her Authorization Letter from the Examination Service (see Part 3 of 16.13 NMAC).
- Time Alloted For Examination: Candidates shall have three (3) hours to take the NAB examination.
- Examination Tutorial: Prior to an examination beginning, a tutorial will be presented to familiarize the candidate with the examination format. During the examination, candidates can move forward or backward between items on the exam. If they choose, they may mark items for later review.
- SCORE REQUIRED: The minimum scale score of one hundred thirteen (113) accepted nationally since June 1990 for successful completion of the national licensing exam shall be accepted for licensure in New Mexico.
- EXAM IRREGULARITIES: Exam candidates observed giving and/or receiving unauthorized assistance while sitting for an examination must leave upon request of the CBT vendor or they shall be physically removed from the examination center. The individual(s) shall be referred to the Board by sworn complaint filed by the CBT vendor.
- TEST RESULTS: Candidates’ pass/fail status will be available to candidates from the CBT vendor. The CBT vendor will only release score reports to the examination service, which will then forward the results to the board. Within a reasonable time after the board receives the test results from the examination service, the board will inform each examination candidate, in writing, of individual test results. Exam results will not be given over the phone.
- A candidate may request that the service transfer his or her examination score to multiple jurisdictions.
- The candidate shall pay the service a score transfer fee as set forth by the service for each score transfer requested.
- REEXAMINATION POLICY: Candidates failing or not completing an examination for reasons other than those set forth in Section 10 of Part 4 (this rule), may retake the same examination up to four (4) times in any twelve (12) month period.
- However, candidates who wish to retake the examination will be required to reapply to the board for the examination in writing and to submit the applicable reexamination-processing fee payable to the board for each exam retake (see 22.214.171.124.D NMAC). The same procedures outlined in 126.96.36.199 NMAC through 188.8.131.52 NMAC will pertain.
- The entire examination must be completed on all subsequent attempts.
- REAPPLICATION POLICY: Candidates who do not successfully complete the examination have three more attempts within the twelve months after their first exam to try to pass the exam. If they do not pass the exam within the twelve-month, four-times limit, they must reapply for licensure entirely if they wish to be scheduled for the examination again. Reapplication for licensure involves going through the entire application for licensure process and requires re-submitting all the documents and meeting all other requirements listed in 184.108.40.206 NMAC.