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Acupuncture with Point Location Exam Administration Changes in November 2015

In the interest of getting more questions with updated point location images and increasing the number of updated exam items to be used for scoring on the exams, the NCCAOM will be administering computer-based fixed form (linear) Acupuncture with Point Location (ACPL) exams starting November 2015 and continuing through 2016, which will accomplish these goals more quickly.

The ACPL exam module will be offered in a fixed form (linear) format starting with a November 9-21, 2015 administration. Registration is now open for the November administration period and will close on November 20, 2015.

There are four, 2-week exam administration periods scheduled throughout 2016. Below are the dates of the four ACPL exam administration periods as well as the date each registration opens and closes.

 

Exam Name 2016 Exam Dates Registration Opens Registration Closes
Acupuncture with Point Location – Linear February 1-13, 2016 11/20/2015 2/12/2016
April 25 – May 7, 2016 2/12/2016 5/6/2016
August 1-13, 2016 5/6/2016 8/12/2016
November 10-23, 2016 8/12/2016 11/22/2016

Click here to access the Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding changes to the Acupuncture with Point Location exam administration for 2015-2016.

For your convenience the table below shows a comparison of the adaptive and linear format administrations.

Acupuncture with Point Location Module
November 2015 and throughout 2016
Administration Features Adaptive Format Linear Format
Exam Content Adheres to the current content outline Adheres to the current content outline
Availability Year round (last administration of ACPL adaptive is September 30, 2015) Specified dates (ACPL linear November 9-21, 2015)
Exam Length and Allotted Time 100 items with 2.5 hours allotted time for completion 130 items with 3.25 hours allotted time for completion
Non-Disclosure Agreement Yes, must agree within the first 5 minutes the proctor starts the computer. Yes, must agree within the first 5 minutes the proctor starts the computer.
Exam Administration Unique forms for each candidate Fixed forms for candidates during specified exam dates
Ability to Skip Items No No
Review Feature No Yes, once all items have been answered. Candidates are able to review and change answers within remaining allotted time.
Availability of Preliminary Pass or Fail Status Yes, preliminary status is immediately available after completion of exam at the test center. No, preliminary status is not provided after completion of the exam at the test center. Candidates must wait for the official notification via mail.
Official Results Report Mailed between 20-30 business days after the completion of the exam Mailed 30-45 business days after the conclusion of the exam administration period

 

If there are additional questions contact the NCCAOM Customer Service line at 904-598-1005 or email info@thenccaom.org.

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