Exams - Professional Certification

Professional Certification Exams


Professional certifications are offered in many industries to demonstrate competence in particular fields of expertise.  Certification may be a means of qualifying an individual for employment or higher pay grade within a profession.  The NCWM Professional Certification Program provides confidence that an individual has a strong understanding of U.S. weights and measures standards as adopted by NCWM and published in Handbooks 44, 130, and 133.

Professional Certification is for a period of 5 years from the date that an applicant successfully completes an exam.  Certification is available to members and non-members in the private sector and in government positions.  Click here for reference materials that may be used during testing. 

 Further exam details are available at the links below:



As of September 1, 2018, all NCWM exams are proctored.  The online testing service will require that an approved proctor be physically present at the testing location to log in with the applicant.

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  • NCWM Member:  $0
  • Non-Member:  $75/per exam


Users are allowed two attempts to pass the exam with each purchase.  Upon a second failure, a โ€œcooling offโ€ period will require the applicant to wait at least 30 days before re-purchasing and attempting to take the exam again.