Per “Certification Examination” policy item #1h, programs are required to: Publish honest, reliable, accurate data and information to the public regarding its performance. Publications can be in various formats but must include posting the following information on a website that is linked to the Council’s List of Accredited Educational Programs. The information must include: Certification […]
Category: Certification Examination Policies and Procedures
What is the timeline for programs on monitoring?
Programs’ pass rates are reviewed twice per year, with half of all accredited programs’ National Certification Examination pass rate data reviewed at the COA’s Spring Meeting, and the other half reviewed at the COA’s Fall Meeting. If a program fails to meet the COA’s pass rate requirement (i.e., 80%) using any of the three methods […]
What is the COA’s rationale for including testers who pass the National Certification Examination on their second attempts, provided they retake the exam within 60 days of program completion (i.e., Method 3 in the policy section of calculating pass rates)?
At its October 2018 meeting, the COA reviewed data provided by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). The data provided by the NBCRNA included a program-by-program listing of all successful NCE takers and identified the number of attempts required for each graduate to pass. Using this information, the COA determined […]
Are the revisions to the “Certification Examination” policy being applied to programs retroactively?
No—the revisions to the “Certification Examination” policy are effective January 18, 2019 and will not apply to any previously-reviewed pass rate data. The new calculation methods described in the revised policy will be implemented for the first time for programs being reviewed at the May 29-31, 2019 COA meeting. […]