1.3. The Test

Now, just a little bit of information about the test.

One question asked of me frequently by candidates preparing for the exam is, "What are the questions like?" The HRCI website provides a very detailed explanation of testing theory and question development. In this section, I've summarized what I think is the most practical information for those preparing to take the exams. If you are interested in the details, you will find more than you ever wanted to know about it on the HRCI website. Click the Certification tab, and then click "How Exams are Developed" in the menu on the left; you'll see several sections explaining how HRCI builds the tests.

The questions in these tests are designed to measure whether candidates meet the ...

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