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Practice Exam FAQ’s


As part of your preparation to take your National Board Exam or State Board Exam, you may want to purchase the NBE Arts or Sciences Practice Exam, or the SBE Arts Practice Exam. Each form has 75 multiple choice questions that are statistically representative of the number of questions in each subsection of the exam blueprint. At the conclusion of the practice examination, candidates receive a score report reflecting their performance and general feedback on content areas in which candidates answered items incorrectly.

Provides a realistic experience of what your exam will be like.

  • A 1-hour & 15 minute test that you take on your own computer.
  • Single-use, 7-day authorization. (voucher rules vary).
  • 75 multiple choice questions which cover the following areas for each exam:

Arts Exam
Funeral Arranging and Directing (25-26 items)
Funeral Service Marketing/Merchandising (10-11 items)
Funeral Service Counseling (11 items)
Legal and Regulatory Compliance (18 items)
Cemetery and Crematory Operations (10 items)

Sciences Exam
Embalming (29 items)
Restorative Art (17 items)
Preparation for Disposition (15-16 items)
Funeral Service Sciences (13-14 items)

  • Two forms available for each section. Authorization is valid for a single form.
  • Questions formatted in the same way as the test you will be taking.
  • Overall percentage score provided (actual exam is not scored using percentages. NBE/SBE scored using scaled scoring).
  • General feedback provided for content areas in which items answered incorrectly (questions/answers will not be released).
  • Scores for each topic are provided to help you identify areas where you may need additional preparation.


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