The Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge is a multiple choice style assessment. It consists of two (2) books, each with 150 multiple-choice type questions. Each book is given in a three (3) hour session. The sessions are held in the morning and afternoon of one day.
A participant has the privilege of taking the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge three (3) times. Participants whose score on the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge is a test equated 75 or higher may register for the Assessment of Clinical Skills and the Assessment of Clinical Judgement.
In order to assure the consistency of scores on all the versions of the Assessments, the NDEB uses a test equating procedure. This procedure correlates a standardized reference examination with the current version of the examination and determines the standardized mark.
For more information regarding the process used to select questions and regarding the processes used to analyze and test equate assessments please download Information Regarding Test Equating.
Registering for an Assessment
Upon Approval of your application, please logon to your online profile at ndeb-na.brighttrac.com to register for an available Assessment.
Please view the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge Dates, Fees and Locations.