Study Guide for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification Examination, 5th ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-925-3

Author(s): Norma J. Stumbo, Jean E. Folkerth

Copyright year: 2018

Edition: 5th

Other Formats: eBook

pages: 158

Compare our prices! The purpose of this study guide is to assist candidates in preparing for the NCTRC national certification examination for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists.

We are excited to tell you that this fifth edition of the Study Guide for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification Examination has changed significantly from previous editions.

This is largely due to two reasons: (a) the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) has recently updated the Job Analysis, which helps structure the content of the test, and (b) the computerized test has a newer format of a 150-item test.

Therefore, we have restructured the Study Guide to align more closely with the most recent NCTRC exam content and format. In addition, we’ve added over 100 new items for a total of over 850 practice test items! 

The Study Guide offers over 250 random practice items, plus four practice exams, each with 150 items distributed across the job analysis that mirrors the national exam.

In preparing this Study Guide, we had a twofold mission: (a) to provide information that helps candidates reduce test anxiety and maximize test performance and (b) to provide numerous sample questions, similar to those actually found on the exam, that will allow candidates to practice and self-assess their own readiness for the test.

For many individuals, the thought of taking a certification examination can be unsettling.

We often hear statements such as “I have never taken a comprehensive exam. There is so much information. How do I learn it all?”

This Study Guide will help you to identify areas where you need further study to help you ace your NCTRC certification examination!

About the Authors



1  Introduction to the Study Guide
    Purpose of the Study Guide
    How to Use the Study Guide

2  Details about the NCTRC Exam
    Timing of the Exam
    Variable Length Exam
    Special Arrangements
    About the Actual Test
    Exam Content Outline
    Test Scoring

3  Strategies for Preparing for and Taking the Test
    Preparing for the Test
    Taking the Test

4  Basic Information on the Test Content Outline
    Foundational Knowledge
    Assessment Process
    Administration of TR Service
    Advancement of the Profession



5    Warm-Up Items

6    Practice Test  1

7    Practice Test  2

8    Practice Test  3

9    Practice Test  4

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