Connect with Us!

  • March 24, 2000
  • March 01, 2020
  • Virtually via E-mail - scheduled at your convenience


Thank you for registering for the NCRW exam! Please download the documentation here for the next steps, and return the documentation to If you have any questions do not hesitate to let us know, we’re here to serve.

We look forward to hearing when you would like to schedule Part I of your exam. Note that you must pass Part I before proceeding to Part II, and that Part II needs to be scheduled within three days of passing Part I.

Again, congratulations on taking this first very important first step in achieving one of the top credentials in your field!

Here is some more information about the review:

Part One: Proofreading Review

The first part is a 1-hour timed proofreading review. You are provided with a good-looking resume that is full of errors and asked to identify 25 specific mistakes within the hour. This portion of the review is graded within 1-2 days.

Part Two: Resume and Cover Letter Writing Review

For the second part, you will be given a candidate profile and asked to write a resume and cover letter based on the profile. The documents (both resume and cover letter) must be submitted to the Certification Chair in three formats: Word, PDF, and ASCII. You will have three days to complete the project, which is handled via e-mail.

Your work will be reviewed by two graders who are not aware of the NCRW candidate’s identity. It is a pass/fail exam, but you will receive the graders’ comments either way. Timeline for grading Part Two of the exam is 2-3 weeks.

Failure of the NCRW Review

If you fail Part One of the review you must wait 30 days to retake it ($50.00 fee). If you do not pass it we strongly recommend that you take a grammar course.

If you fail Part Two of the review you must wait 30 days to retake it ($150.00 fee). If you fail this part a second time you must wait one year to retake ($150.00 fee).

The two graders will give you recommendations that you will need to complete before retaking the exam.

If you wait a year to retake the exam, you will have to comply with the CEU requirements.

The National Resume Writers' Association ©  5113 Monona Drive - Madison, WI 53716

(877) 843-6792 or (480) 382-2178

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software