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CPHR NS introduces computer-based testing for NKE exam

June 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nick Beynon
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Starting in the Fall of 2019, the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) will be moving to computer-based testing (CBT). CPHR Nova Scotia’s transition from paper to computers will give members security, efficiency and convenience when writing the NKE and aligns the Association with industry best practice.

CPHR Canada has partnered with Yardstick to offer members its exam delivery software, Measure: a user-friendly and intuitive exam delivery platform that is used by a wide variety of certification and licensure bodies in Canada, the United States, and globally. 

Starting with the Fall 2019, NKE writers will have the flexibility to pick one of the following time slots to write the exam – Thursday, October 31 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. or Friday, November 1 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. – at one of our designated locations in Halifax and Sydney.

With Measure, exam writers will have access to numerous tools that will aid them in writing the exam while reducing anxiety. The numerous tools include:

  • the option to bookmark and revisit questions;
  • a “notes” feature for members to write and make reference to throughout the exam;
  • a question navigator to easily jump back and forth between questions;
  • a time remaining clock with optional reminders at specific intervals (e.g. 5 minutes remaining);
  • a language toggle (for French speakers);
  • accessibility features such as font size increase/decrease;
  • a thumbnail presentation of images with magnification feature;
  • a “Submit with unanswered question” check;
  • a restrictive copy/paste functionality; and
  • question count (e.g. ‘Question 1 of 160’).

Measure provides accessibility for all exam writers and creates efficiencies in answering questions in a completely secured environment.

The NKE registration fees will be as follows:

  • Exam Fee: $400 + HST
  • Yardstick Seat Fee: $125 + HST.

Adding computer-based testing to the list of offerings is the next step in CPHR Nova Scotia’s continued path of growth and advancement for its members and the HR industry.

For more information about the exam and registering for the Fall NKE, visit the NKE section of our website or contact us at hello@cphrns.ca or 902-446-3660.


Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677