NCMHCE New Format Information
The NBCC has announced that it will be transitioning to a new format for the NCMHCE in 'early 2022'. This new format will look very different from the current format.
Here are the most significant changes that are coming:
- The new format will be a longer exam. According to the NBCC, “The new NCMHCE test format will comprise 12 to 14 case studies. We will announce the exact number of case studies after field testing. Two of these case studies will be unscored and used for generating item statistics for future test forms. The candidates will have 225 minutes to complete this examination.”
- Each case study will comprise one narrative and 10 multiple-choice questions. These questions will offer four options and include one correct answer. The majority of these questions will measure application and other higher cognitive levels as defined in the Bloom’s Taxonomy classification framework. You will be given the client's diagnosis at the start of each case.
- Your score will be based on how many correct answers you select.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the change occur?
Well, with the NBCC, 'early 2022' can mean anything. I'll keep you posted as the NBCC releases further details. My hope is that the NBCC will give at least a 3 month notice before the actual change occurs.
Will ClinicalExamWorkshop.com have study material prepared for the new format?
Absolutely. I started developing the new material as soon as the NBCC announced that the change is coming. I'll release the new study material approximately 3 months before the actual change date (once the NBCC commits to a date).
What will this mean for my subscription?
You receive a 6 month subscription when you order my program. Once the NBCC commits to a release date, there will be some therapists preparing to test for the current format while others may be preparing for the new format. Once the new format testing begins, there will be no more 'current format' exams given. During this transition period, therapists who have a subscription with my program will have access to study material for both formats (at no additional charge). If you need to extend beyond your original 6 month subscription, I have 1, 2 or 3 month extension options.
What will the new format be like?
The new format will be based on content covered in the NCMHCE Content Outline (see download below). You can also see 4 sample case studies (see download below). My new study material has been developed to closely reflect these resources.
Where can I find additional information on the new format?
You can download the NBCC Content Outline, Sample Cases and FAQ for the new format Below: