About the CAM Exam

Before You Test: Important Things to Note

  • The CAM Exam is given in two parts at designated testing centers.
  • The Candidate Handbook includes detailed instructions on how the exams run and important information regarding the rules and regulations of testing administration.
  • ELIGIBILITY CODES UNLOCK THE EXAMS. Once you receive your code from your local apartment association, please be sure to keep your Eligibility Code with you when you are ready to sit for the exam. Eligibility Codes are unique to each student and are the key to unlocking your exam.
  • Please note: Your NAA User ID is not your eligibility code; you must obtain the code from your local association.
  • When you are logged into the CASTLE Worldwide Testing System, verify your information before proceeding.

 

CAM Exam: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are the questions going to be random?
Yes, all of the questions will be randomized.

Is there a running clock/timer on the screen?
Yes.

How many questions are on each exam and how long are they timed?
Part One: 115 questions timed for two hours.

Part Two: 75 questions time for two hours.

Can students take the test at home?
No. CAM students can schedule their exams at their local apartment associations or nearby designated testing centers once they've completed coursework.

Are proctors required?
Yes. All CAM exams are proctored.

What is the fee for the Candidate Handbook?
The Candidate Handbook is available on the NAA website and can be downloaded for free.

Is the sample test real questions?
Sample questions are available in the Candidate Handbook. NAAEI also has made "Skill Checks" from each curriculum available as a study guide for students. This material is free of charge and downloadable from the Candidate Resources page.

When will I get my results?
You will get your results immediately after taking the exam. It is important to have valid and up-to-date information so NAAEI can provide you your results. Update your information.

When will my local association be notified that I have passed an exam?
Your local association will receive your score through a report that is sent to them.

How many times can I take the test?
Candidates may sit for the test as many times as they want until they pass the exam, however there is a seven day waiting period between testing times.

What is the retesting fee?
The retesting fee for one part of the CAM exam is $80 and it is $100 to retake both parts of the CAM exam.

What if I require special accommodations when taking a designation exam?
Please contact NAAEI at 703-518-6141 for questions and submit a Request for Accommodation Form at least 30 days prior to your test date.

Who do I contact if I have technical questions related to the CASTLE Worldwide Testing System?
For technical problems related to the CASTLE Worldwide testing platform, please contact CASTLE Worldwide directly at 919-572-6880 during their normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday.

Who do I contact if I have questions related to the administration of the exam?
You may contact Shana Treger or Lesley Packel.

Have more questions?
Contact the NAAEI staff.

 

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