First, it is critical that you schedule your exam around the appropriate exam schedule. If you miss the first time you take the test, you will not be allowed to take it again. That’s why you should schedule your exam around a normal workday, so that you are not tempted to wait until the very last minute to take the test. You can always call their offices or get the official date of the exam posted online, if you wish. For most states, the exam must be taken within eight weeks of graduation or service. It cannot be taken later than the day after your certification ends.
Secondly, the actual time spent answering the nursing questions is not the only factor considered by the state licensing boards when determining if you have passed. Some schools, like the CNA training center, will actually grade you on your entire time on the exam. If that’s the case for you, the time limit for passing may run out before you’ve had a chance to take the test the way you were supposed to. For that reason, you may need to contact the testing center and ask to be connected with a person who will give you a handout with the entire grading system. They can give you this sheet so that you can keep track of your passing time and try to get your family to help you meet the time limit.
If you do take the exams more than eight weeks ahead of time, then you have an additional four weeks in which to take the exam. Some colleges may even allow you to take the exams in a week or less ahead of time, but that isn’t the case everywhere. Checking your local rules is a good idea.
When you’re taking the test, you’ll need to bring something with you to make your workstation easier. This can be anything that you would normally bring to class; pens, pencils, flashcards, etc. You’ll also want to bring your tea bag or loose leaf tea with you as well as anything else for hot beverages, such as milk or sugar. Don’t forget your I.D. If you have a CNA license already, you may already have a file number from your employer or school.
There are three ways you can take a Tea Exam. You can purchase the book or study guide, attend a seminar, or take a practice exam. If you’re doing it at home, then make sure that you have plenty of space available. You don’t want to buy a large book and then find out it’s too big to fit on your desk when you get to the exam!
Attend a seminar or workshop before the tea exam. Tea companies often hold seminars or workshops to educate people on the different varieties of teas as well as how they should be brewed. You may even get to taste some different types of teas. If you can’t attend a seminar or workshop, look for a company web site that has information about taking the tea exam. Usually they will provide information about their time constraints and other exam-related information. This will help you determine what time constraints you have and which type of tea you’ll need to prepare.
Practice teas. Familiarize yourself with the brewing process so you can make teas according to the brewing schedule. You don’t want to waste time or water when you’re supposed to be focused on the test! Make sure you study all kinds of tea: green, black, and oolong. Then, make sure you have enough time to finish all the teas on your list.