Since the test site is online, can I take the test anytime or at any place of my choosing?  

Yes, the test is not proctored.

How do I apply to take the online Vocabulary test?

You will need to complete an application and submit to the PD Committee 30 days prior to taking the exam. Once you application has been accepted you will be notified by the PD Committee and given your own login to access to the testing site.

Once I receive my login information, how many days do I have to take the test?

Once your application has been accepted, you will be granted access to the testing site for 30 days.

How much time do I have to complete the test?

The test consists of 215 definitions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.

If I access the test, can I pause or restart the test?

Once you access the test, the time clock is active.  Should you pause, you will lose testing time. If you choose to exit the testing site before you have completed the test, the system will consider your test completed and will calculate your score.  

What can I expect from the test?

The test consists of 215 definitions.  Each page will contain 31 definitions.  You will choose the appropriate vocabulary word from a list of 31 words.   Once you have matched the 31 definitions on the page and proceed to the next page you will no longer be able to return to that page.  

If I fail the first time, can I take the test again?

You will be granted access to the testing site twice.  Should you fail on your first attempt, you will have one more opportunity to test again.  You will not be required to reapply or to pay the fee in order to retest a second time.  When you are ready to retest, you will need to contact the PD Committee to schedule with a proctor. Should you fail a second time, you will need to wait 30 days before you can reapply and will be required to pay the testing fee. You will again have two opportunities to take the test.

How does the PD Committee know I have completed and passed the online Vocabulary test?

Once you have successfully completed the online vocabulary test, the system will automatically generate a Certificate of Completion for you to print and provide to the PD Committee.

Where can I find study materials?

A sample list of vocabulary words is available to view under the materials tab on this site. Vocabulary study cards/books are available for purchase from the association.