NOCTI Exam (Written)

There are two testing dates per year for the NOCTI Written Exam. The exam takes place from 8:30 a.m. - Noon at the Kent Campus, 412 White Hall. The next scheduled testing date is November 16, 2024.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mupinga:

  • NOCTI test may be used for college credit in an approved bachelor's degree program.
  • To receive college credits at Kent State University, the candidate must be an active KSU student (or past KSU/CTTE student) admitted to Kent State University.
  • The rules and regulations for administering the NOCTI testing shall be taken from the NOCTI "Handbook for Area Center Organization and Administration."
  • Testing costs: Written Test - $350.00; Performance Test - $400.00 plus cost of materials (a check made out to Kent State University is required two to four weeks before the test date).
  • No refunds will be possible once the testing procedure has been initiated.

NOTE: No letter grade is assigned to NOCTI credits-by-exam. They are not part of the cumulative GPA calculation.

To register for the NOCTI Exam, please follow this two-step process:

  1. Download, fill in, and save the NOCTI Registration Form (PDF), and email the form to Sherry Ernsberger:
    NOCTI Registration Form (PDF)
  2. Visit the School of TLC online payment site to pay the testing fee via credit card/ACH/electronic check:
    Pay for the NOCTI EXAM


Please contact Dr. Davison Mupinga, NOCTI Site Coordinator, at or call 330-672-0676 with questions.

For more information about NOCTI, see their website at