Question 1 (Q1): Should I take the practice exam?
Answer 1 (A1): This is entirely up to you. You are given 2 hours to test and if you pass the practice exam, it will not count towards your certification so this will likely double the amount of testing time which is why many people opt to move directly to the real exam. No one gets penalized for taking the test more than once and there is no limit on the number of times that you can take the test. One benefit to taking the practice exam is that it will show you which answers that were incorrect so that you can figure out where to adjust your thinking or seek consultation to help support your efforts to pass the certification test.
Q2: What do I do if I work in 2 Counties?
A2: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for help registering your account under both Counties.
Q3: Do I have to take multiple certification exams if I serve multiple age groups of people?
A3: No, if you pass the certification exam for any age group (CANS or ANSA), you are certified to complete any of the CANS/ANSA versions.
Q4: How do I know what caregiver to rate in the exam when there are multiple referenced in the test vignette?
A4: The name of the caregiver that you should rate during the test is listed at the top of each vignette but make sure you ONLY rate the caregiver within the caregiver needs domain. The rest of the ratings in the CANS/ANSA should be based on the strengths and needs of the youth/young adult/adult who is officially the identified client/patient.
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