What is the NOCTI Exam?
NOCTI stands for National Occupational Competency Testing Institute. This exam is taken by instructors who need the test for the Alabama business/industry certification. The exams consist of multiple-choice questions, and the number of questions varies by subject area. Each exam is three hours in length.

Who needs to take the NOCTI Exam?
Many instructors can use the NOCTI Exam for their Alabama business/industry certification. If you are not sure, consult your director/administrator or your State Department staff member about the certification needed for your program area.

Can I take the NOCTI performance exam?
The Resource Center only administers the written exam.

Which NOCTI Exam do I need to take?
A list of NOCTI Exams is available for your selection. It is the responsibility of the instructor to determine the appropriate test needed. We cannot select a test for you or make suggestions. Please make sure you have selected the correct test as no refunds can be made after the registration form is received.

How can I study for NOCTI?
NOCTI is based on work experience; therefore, there are no study guides or practice tests. However, if you wish to see a sample of the type of questions asked, there are several sample test items on the NOCTI web site: Once there, choose the test cluster you will take, then the specific test.

What do I need to bring with me when I take the NOCTI?
Everything you need will be provided. You are allowed to have pencils, scratch paper, and a calculator. You may bring your own calculator if you feel more comfortable using it, but one will be provided for you.

How do I register for NOCTI?
Register for NOCTI online. Payment must be made by credit card, check, money order, or official school purchase order. Registration will not be accepted without payment or purchase order. Please note the registration deadline for each testing date. No registrations will be accepted after this deadline. No refunds are available after registration is received.

If you are paying by check or money order, send payment to:

The Resource Center
5401 Inverness Place
Northport, AL 35473