On Campus Web Based Testing (WBT)
This option is available to all NBSTSA recognized programs. The program must be an approved testing center and be set up through Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) to participate. To be approved and set up through AMP you will need to make sure an Examination Administrator Request Form has been submitted to AMP.
- Examination Administrator Request Form
- Steps for Administering an On Campus CST Examination
- AMP School Portal Reports
- 2013 WBT On Campus Testing Guide
- Credit Card Charge Request Form
- WBT Request Form to Schedule an On Campus CST Examination
- 2013 CST Application
- CST Practice Examination
Criteria for utilization of the WBT testing service consist of:
- WBT is for currently enrolled students in the participating program
Complete graduating groups must participate. Partial candidate groups are not permitted. Partial candidate groups may utilize the AMP Computer Based (CBT) testing network post-graduation.
- Candidates may test by WBT no more than 30 days prior to graduation or 30 days post graduation.
Please submit all exam applications together with the WBT Request Form. All application information must reach our office at least 45 days prior to testing (regular days, not business).
Don’t forget, we must have proof of graduation (one of the following: official notarized letter from the program director, certificate of completion, or official transcripts) in the NBSTSA office no later than 60 days after the candidate test date. Pass/fail information will not be released to you or your students until we receive all appropriate graduation verification. Please note, graduate information not provided within the 60 day period will result in invalidation of candidate examination results and forfeiture of all examination fees.
Please be aware that any candidates requiring special accommodations will need to test at an AMP approved computer based testing (CBT) center. AMP CBT centers are designed and inspected for ADA compliance which ensures candidates are provided appropriate accommodations.
"School Portal" available through the NBSTSA and Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP)
The NBSTSA/AMP “School Portal” is available through the AMP website to provide educators at NBSTSA recognized surgical technology and surgical first assisting programs reports on student testing performance on the CST and/or the CSFA examinations. These reports provide individual student candidate performance in all sections of the examination Content Area Outline (CAO). These reports can be used to provide outcomes assessment data related to programmatic accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Educational institutions can set up access to the School Portal by contacting Ami Lucky (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Applied Measurement Professionals to receive your confidential login ID and password.
The Board of Directors of the NBSTSA is pleased to announce that we will be giving away two free practice examinations to every NBSTSA recognized program.
An $80 value, we encourage Program Directors to present these free practice examinations to students identified by the program as having a financial need.
Program Directors should watch for vouchers to be emailed directly from Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) on August 20, 2012.
Please call Kari Allen at 800 707 0057 with questions.
*Two free practice examinations per year.