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 (see link on right) 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.