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[box type=”info” icon=”none”]1. Review the NC-Path Candidate Handbook and The Conference Policies and Procedures carefully. As an exam candidate, you must agree to its terms and conditions.[/box]

[box type=”info” icon=”none”]2. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions.[/box]

[box type=”info” icon=”none”]3. Confirm with the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service that they have released your exam eligibility to The Conference.[/box]

[box type=”info” icon=”none”]4.  Apply for the NC Pathology Exam after you have reviewed the Candidate Handbook. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.***If you are seeking ADA accommodations, please submit the ADA Exam Accommodation Request Form. Please follow the instructions carefully.***[/box]

[box type=”info” icon=”none”]5. Review any study material that may have been provided to you by the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service.[/box]

[box type=”info” icon=”none”]6. Once you have received the confirmation email from The Conference that your application has been processed, you may schedule your examination. If you would like, you may locate a test center (follow link and click on “find a test center”)ahead of time.  You may also tour a test center to familiarize yourself with the general layout of  a Pearson VUE testing location.[/box]

After your examination you will receive a results report.

Please report a potential security breach if you are aware of an examination security issue.

The purpose of the Pathology Examination is to provide The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service with an evaluation of an applicant for licensure in the understanding of Pathology. The exam given is carefully developed by The Board and administered through The Conference. Please visit the Candidate Handbook  to obtain examination details for the Pathology Exam. The exam is one hour and scored on 40 multiple choice items. The exam does contain 10 pretest items. The pretest items are non-scored items that are being pretested for possible inclusion as a scored item on a future examination. Your performance on the pretest items will not affect your score on the examination. The pretest and scored items will be mixed together on the examination. Candidates should answer all questions. You will have three minutes to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and one hour to complete the examination. Failure to agree to the Non-Disclosure Agreement will result in forfeiture of exam; resulting in a loss of funds.The exam is administered through a program on networked personal computers; located at Pearson VUE professional testing facilities. This testing program will allow you to move freely through the exam, change answers, mark questions for later attention, skip questions, and review questions. Taking the examination requires little or no computer experience, and you will receive a brief tutorial to help you become comfortable with the testing equipment. The tutorial will not affect the amount of time you have to take the exam—your hour will begin when you actually start the exam.

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