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Once you are seated to take the test and get past the first introductions screens, you will be prompted to choose to take a 15 minute tutorial. Taking the tutorial will help you get familiar with all the computer-based functions you will encounter throughout the exam. The 15 minute tutorial time allocation is strictly for the tutorial only. You will have the standard 3 hours to complete the actual tests. Be sure to read the instructions carefully. If you choose not to take the tutorial, you will not be able to change your mind.

Time and Progress is one of the important aspects of  test taking that you will need to manage effectively in order to complete the test within the time limit. Your time and progress indicator is available on the top right of the screen. 

You will be required to click on a Navigation buttons in order to move forward and back through the test screens. You can navigate around the test just like you would in a paper test booklet. You can go back to questions you have already answered, and change them.

In some cases you will need to use a Scroll Bar to read an entire test question. The functionality is similar to how you would scroll through an entire web page to read the contents. 

Along with the navigation buttons mentioned in the previous slide, you can also select navigation buttons by use of a combination of keys described under Button Selection.

An onscreen Calculator will be available for you during the test to solve math equations. You may toggle between a standard or scientific version while the calculator is open. (Note: You are allowed to bring your own handheld calculator only if it is listed in the Approved Calculator list. 

When you sit for your test, the Formulas sheet button on the top left of the test screen will contain the formula for that specific exam.

The Help button is accessible throughout the test to help you with your navigational questions.

The Flag for Review button on the top right of the test screen allows you to bookmark a specific test questions in order to go back to it later before ending the exam.

During the exam, you will also be able to flag questions you wish to submit a comment for to CWEA by clicking on the Flag to Enter a Comment button. Comments are submitted to CWEA. Technical Certification staff, subject matter experts and the program Executive Committee will review valid comments submitted by candidates and may act if changes need to be made to the test content.


Before ending the exam, you will have an opportunity to go back to the items you flagged for review in the Item Review Screen. Items you did not answer will have an "Incomplete" and those you flagged will indicate a solid flag. 


It is important that you read all instructions carefully. Once you end the Item Review Screen you will not be able to make any further changes to your answers.

Similar to the Item Review screen, if you flagged a questions for review, a solid flag will appear by the question. You will no longer be able to change your answers at this point. Your comments will be displayed on the right of the question after you save your comments.

Once you end your comment review session, you will be prompted to try some practice test questions before the actual exam begins.