Attention Exam Candidates and Prospective Examinees:

In July 2017, NAB will transition its examinations to a new structure: examinees will need to pass a 100- item Core of Knowledge exam and a 50- item line of service exam.

Please be advised that there will be a brief “blackout” period during this transition, in which no NAB exams will be administered. Examinees and prospective examinees must either plan to take the exam in its current form by June 16, or to prepare to take the new examination form after July 5. Please note that this blackout applies to state exams administered through NAB as well as the national exams.

In addition to the changes in exam structure, effective July 5, 2017, candidates will apply for examination eligibility through a new application system at Please note that this new website will not be operational until July 5. All candidate records from the current application system will be transferred to the new application system.

Please click here to view the new exam structure timeline. For a list of the recommended references for the new exams, please click here. The revised NAB Exam Candidate Handbook applies to the new exam structure, with information on the core exam and all line of service exams.

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