Self-Assessment Exams


As part of our commitment to helping candidates succeed, ABTC proudly offers online self-assessment exams (SAEs) for the CCTC, CCTN, CPTC, and CTP certification examinations. SAEs are practice exams designed to identify areas of weakness that require further study before taking the certification exam – The SAEs are not intended for use as study guides.

To provide a realistic exam experience and self-assessment, SAEs follow the same examination specifications as the actual certification exams, and they have the same distribution of questions at each cognitive level (recall, application or analysis). Each CCTC, CCTN, and CPTC SAE costs $75.00. A CTP SAE is $60.00. To purchase an SAE a credit card number and email address will be required at the time of purchase. Here's how it works:​

  • Upon purchasing your SAE online, you will a link will be provided via email to access the SAE.
  • Once you click the link and access the SAE, you will have 60 days to complete the SAE.
  • You may exit and re-enter the SAE as many times as needed within that 60-day timeframe.
  • Once you click "Finish and Grade" a final score report will be delivered via email, and your access to the SAE will terminate.

The CCTC and CPTC SAEs contain 50 questions each, which is approximately one-third of the total number of questions on the initial certification examination. The CCTN SAE contains 50 questions.  The CTP SAE contains 30 questions, also approximately one-third of the total number of questions on the initial certification examination. . A passing score on the SAE does not guarantee a passing score on the certification examination.

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