NCCCO conducts audits of Test Sites and/or Practical Examiners in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Test Sites and/or Practical Examiners are selected for audits on the basis of a variety of criteria, including random selection, in response to issues reported by candidates, unusually high or low pass rates, new Test Sites, or probationary Examiners.
Once a site has been selected for an audit, the Test Site Coordinator or company representative from the site may be notified by letter from NCCCO prior to the scheduled test day. In addition, the Auditor will contact the Test Site Coordinator or company representative to verify the testing date and the site address. Unannounced audits may also be conducted.
It is a condition of Practical Examiner accreditation and Test Site status that all Test Site personnel, including the Test Site Coordinator, Practical Examiner, and Proctor, cooperate fully with the NCCCO Auditor during the audit process.
Practical Examiners who have been audited and notified that an additional audit is required will be responsible for the expenses incurred by NCCCO for the additional audit. Any Practical Exams conducted by the Examiner will not be scored until NCCCO has been reimbursed for the incurred expenses.