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Posts found under "Exam Day" within Exam Preparation Blog

Set Yourself Up for Success with these Test-taking Strategies

By Makeba Edwards on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Taking an ACE certification exam (or any exam for that matter) can be unnerving and overwhelming. Being informed on your test format, as well as establishing a test-taking strategy, can help create a more successful test-taking experience.

Exam Day Tips

By Bindi Delaney on Friday, January 24, 2014

The day to take to your exam is almost here! ACE Study Coach Belinda has some important tips for you to help make your exam date go smoothly and to give yourself the best possible chances for success.

How many questions do I need to get right to pass the exam?

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, June 28, 2013

If you’re preparing to take your exam, you might be wondering exactly how many correct answers you need to successfully pass your exam. To help put your mind at ease, here is a review of the types of questions you can expect to see, which ones will be graded and how many you need to get right.

My Exam Day Is Here! What Do I Need to Do?

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

If your exam date is looming, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions, including what to bring, what to expect and how soon you will be able to learn your results. Here are the answers to all your questions so you can make sure your exam day goes smoothly and is as stress-free as possible.

7 Ways for Newly Certified Pros to Get Hands-on Experience

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, December 17, 2012

You’ve passed your exam—now how do you gain the experience you need to start training clients? Here are seven great ways you can acquire much-needed hands-on experience while boosting your confidence as well.

I’m not prepared for my exam! Should I reschedule or retake?

By Alexandra Link on Monday, October 22, 2012

We often receive calls and emails from candidates expressing their fears about not being prepared to sit for their upcoming exam. If you find yourself feeling this same way, here is some great advice to help alleviate those fears and give yourself the best possible chance at success.

How to Defeat Test Anxiety

By Michael Mantell on Monday, January 16, 2012

No matter how much you follow good test-taking and preparation advice, there's still that fear of mentally blacking out, those racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts about past performance, the "what if's, the nausea, sweating, headache, fast heartbeat - well, you get it. It's test anxiety and it happens to the best of us. The good news is you can do something about it!

I Need to Change My Exam Date!

By Suzayn Chandler on Monday, October 17, 2011

Have you registered for an exam date that is no longer going to work with your schedule? Don’t panic. You can reschedule your exam. Find out how to do this and why you shouldn't reschedule if you have a case of exam day nerves.

Help! My Computer Based Testing Exam Date is Here!

By Suzayn Chandler on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Congratulations! You have finished your studies, scheduled your ACE exam at a computer -based testing location and that exam date is now just around the corner. You have so many questions. You are wondering what to bring, what to expect and the most popular question, how soon will I get my results? Get answers here.

I've Got a Voucher...Now What Do I Do?

By April Merritt on Monday, June 20, 2011

Maybe you’ve bought your study materials recently and received an ACE Certification Exam Voucher (aka voucher) as part of your package. You know it’s good for one exam registration…but what else do you know? And what do you need to know?

Re-Test Anxiety...Trying it a second time

By April Merritt on Monday, April 18, 2011

We’ve talked here before about test anxiety and how to deal with it. But those candidates who are re-testing because they were unsuccessful on their first exam often experience a different kind of anxiety as well – re-test anxiety.

Help! I've been audited!

By April Merritt on Monday, January 17, 2011

ACE requires that all exam candidates sitting for a computer based exam (CBT) have a current CPR/AED certificate prior to their test date (it’s one of the pre – requisites).

You Passed! Now what?

By April Merritt on Monday, October 18, 2010

Congratulations! You passed your ACE certification exam! All that studying and stressing finally paid off. But now what do you do?

The Certification Candidate Handbook - a hidden exam prep tool!

By April Merritt on Monday, October 4, 2010

Prepare for your certification exam with the Certification Candidate Handbook.

What Percent Do I need to Pass the Certification Exam?

By April Merritt on Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I hear this question from exam candidates frequently and the short answer is…I can’t give you an exact percent. But I can give you some details about how the certification exam is scored.

Dissecting Multiple Choice Questions

By April Merritt on Monday, January 11, 2010

Understanding how multiple choice questions are created can benefit you as a candidate by making an exam seem less confusing and scary when you first open it up. You’re more prepared for the questions and can put more focus into the content rather than trying to understand how questions are set up.

It's not a trick question!

By April Merritt on Monday, October 26, 2009

What you see when you are looking at a test question can sometimes be what isn’t there. I talk to candidates about reading into the question too much, otherwise known as ‘but what if there is this and that issue as well?’ My response...

All I want to do is take the test!

By April Merritt on Monday, September 14, 2009

Extra tips and tricks to make sure you have all your ducks in a row on exam day.

Test Anxiety

By April Merritt on Monday, June 22, 2009

Worried about taking the ACE exam? Check out these helpful tips to conquer anxiety.