National Asthma Educator Certification Board Self-Assessment Examination (SAE)
The NAECB SAE is a 75-item multiple-choice online practice
examination. It was developed to be parallel in content and difficulty to the
actual asthma educator certification examination. Items are based on the four
major content areas and detailed content outline that details the knowledge,
skills, and ability consistently used to provide asthma education. The content
outline is available in the Candidate Handbook on the NAECB website.
Each item includes rationale statements for both correct and incorrect answers.
The actual examination time allotted is 3 ½ hours; consider
completing the SAE in half that time because it contains half the number of
items. The SAE should be regarded as a diagnostic tool to assess a candidate’s
strengths and weaknesses, rather than a study guide for the examination. A
passing score on the SAE does not, in any way, guarantee a passing score on the
NAECB examination. Utilization of this SAE tool is not a requirement for
eligibility or for success in passing the certification examination. Certified
practitioners can use the SAE to see if they are remaining current with the
profession. The SAE will provide experience in computer-based testing as well
as the NAECB-type items.
The SAE will be available online to you for a period of 90
days from the date the order is placed. After you receive your score report, you cannot access the exam again.
Your individual results will be
anonymous and are not reported back to the NAECB. You will receive a report
with a total score report and subscores by major content area.
To take this test on the web you must have the following:
- A compatible internet browser such as the current version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Other browsers may or may not work.
- Cookies and scripting must be enabled.
- Pop-up blocking must be disabled.