FAQ - Accreditation
FAQs and Quick Facts about the Test and Accreditation can be found below.
Can I learn which items I answered incorrectly so that I can learn from the exam?
We are not able to go into detail about answers of specific questions because of some of the constraints placed on us to meet the accreditation standards. The exam is used to evaluate an individual’s knowledge, skills, and ability, and so is not supposed to be used as a teaching tool. There is also a requirement for exam security that prevents us from going into more detail about answers to specific questions.
Why is my rescored result for the exam lower than my average for each of the separate domains?
The exam software does not allow us to show the percentages of scored items answered correctly on the rescored exams or we would provide that. We apologize, but that is simply a limitation of the software.
Why is my score on the Exam different from my score on the Pilot Test?
One factor that seems to make the averages on the exam change from what they were on the pilot is that questions that everyone answered correctly are seen as “too easy” and are not included. The idea being that if everyone answers correctly it may be more common knowledge than a particular skill of the practitioner. Another factor is that questions are evaluated to correlate by how likely is it that a person answers a question correctly with how well they did on the exam. So if the people who had high scores on the exam overall were more likely to miss a particular question, then that question is seen as not performing well, even though a majority of people may have answered it correctly.
How are the standards set for which questions to use and the minimum score needed to pass?
The statistics for all respondents on the exam and which items are answered correctly and incorrectly are carefully monitored to ensure continued validity and performance. The standards are set according accepted methods for high stakes testing by a panel of Subject Matter Experts.
Does “Entry Level” in the name of the exam mean that there will be another exam for advanced practitioners?
Entry Level in the name Healing Touch Certified Practitioner Entry Level Proficiency Exam only means that this test is designed to be passable by any competent practitioner at or above the entry level.
Are rescored results available for the pilot exams broken down by domain?
Unfortunately the exam software is not capable of displaying the breakdown by domain for only scored items, therefore the result by domain is unavailable for the pilot test.
Quick Facts about the Accreditation Exam:
The pilot test was conducted between November 2011 and January 2012.
There were approximately 300 participants in the pilot test.
The pilot test contained 180 questions.
Participation in the pilot test counts to meet the HTCPs requirement for the test.
The test is to differentiate between an entry level HTCP and non-trained person.
When the test is implemented all current HTCPs will be grandfathered and will remain HTCPs, but will need to pass the HTCP Entry Level Exam before their next certification renewal.
There is a policy in place for repeating the exam in case someone fails.
The test is multiple choice.
The Exam is 100 questions, eighty scored items and twenty non-scored pilot items.
The test can be taken from any qualified proctor. (available in many libraries and schools)