Exam - Professional-Method-Of-Sale

Professional Certification Exam - Method Of Sale

The NCWM Professional Certification Program provides assurance that an individual has a working knowledge of the U.S. standards for weights and measures as adopted by the NCWM. Certification is available to any individual from the public or private sector whose profession requires a thorough understanding of the national weights and measures standards. The Method of Sale certification exam will draw on relevant portions of NIST Handbook 130


Method Of Sale

Method Of Sale

Member $0.00
Non-Member $120.00


Format and Duration: 

  • Handbook 130 is available here

The examination consists of one timed section and will include a total of 30 questions as described below. The exam must be completed in one session and the candidate may not log off and return to the exam at a later time.

The exam is OPEN BOOK as follows: The proctor will provide you with the following items for this exam, except as specifically noted below:

· A clean copy of the current edition of NIST Handbook 130. If a hard copy is not provided you will be permitted to access the NCWM authorized pdf file containing the pertinent sections of NIST Handbook 130. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the use of pdf documents prior to the exam.

· All materials provided must be returned to the Proctor upon completing the exam. All scrap paper written on by the candidate will be shredded.

The examination is to be taken alone, without assistance from any other individual.

Test instructions are provided online prior to starting the exam. Since the test is electronically graded, the answer must be marked or typed correctly. The test questions will be in a multiple-choice format. You will be asked to pick the best answer from four options by clicking the button before your selected answer. There is a short practice test to familiarize you with the exam environment and ensure that the basic rules for responses are understood.

Subject of Examination

Module 5.2.3 Method of Sale Regulations (30 questions – 70 minute time limit)

These questions test for knowledge, understanding, and ability to interpret and apply the model laws and regulations specified in NIST Handbook 130. State and local modifications to the NIST Handbook 130 model laws and regulations are not considered and are not accepted as correct answers to exam questions.

Passing Score and Grading:

70% (21 or more correct answers)

To protect the integrity of the test questions, NCWM will not advise you of the specific questions you answered incorrectly. The Professional Development Committee will be reviewing incorrect answers during annual reviews and will adjust scores in select cases if a question is determined to be invalid.

If you wish to challenge any of the questions, you may contact the NCWM Professional Development Committee through NCWM via email to info@ncwm.net or call (402) 434-4880.

A certification issued under this program is valid for five (5) years.