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Exams Overview and Candidate PreparationKansas School Seminar July 15, 2013Agenda

Company overviewTest securityNew features to improve candidate experienceHow schools can help studentsOverview of examsExample serviceQuestions and answers

Ergometrics OverviewEstablished in 1981Based in Lynnwood, WashingtonProfessional test developersOver 1450 ClientsVery familiar with high stakes testinge.g., Cosmetology professions, Police, Fire, 911Security ReminderExam security is critical to the integrity of the exam processViolations of exam security can have legal and financial consequencesConfidentiality waiver that prohibits discussion of exam content or re-creation of exam contentDiscussing exam content is not appropriateIf a student has a question about specific exam content, refer them to Ergometrics

New FeaturesNew features to improve candidate experienceThree dedicated locations (Topeka, Wichita, Great Bend)Easier schedulingSmall groupsCalm, organized atmosphereStreamlined check in

Ergometrics ExamsCandidates demonstrate ability to perform services in a way that is safe, sanitary and legal.Licensure for minimum competency.Measure candidates knowledge of legal scope of practice within the State.

Exams OverviewProfessionWritten PracticalCosmetologyXXEstheticsXXNail TechnologyXXElectrologyXXBody PiercingXXTattooing/Permanent CosmeticsXXInstructorXHow Schools Can Help Students

Be sure candidates understand requirements in handbookLicensing is not based on an individual schools curriculum. Successful candidates will be licensed to perform all services allowed by law. Make sure candidates are bringing complete, organized kitsRemind candidates to required ID

8How Schools Can Help Students

Practice with your students so they are comfortable with timingExplain that time is intended to be generous If candidates race as if they are in a competition they are likely to make mistakesExplain that evaluators are professionals who have been through testing themselves They understand candidates may be nervous and are happy to see candidates succeed

9Arriving at the Testing CenterCandidates report on exam day with kitSame facility in FifePractical tests will also be offered in SpokaneGeneral introductionFacility General rules

10Arriving at the Testing CenterIt is common for a candidate to arrive without proper ID to take the test. Valid forms of ID are:A valid drivers licenseMilitary ID with photo and signatureU.S. PassportA government-issued ID cardBirth certificateVoters card

Test RequirementsAll hours and training requirements metCorrect ID requirementsCheck in begins 30 minutes prior to exams no late arrivalsCandidates bring complete kits for practicalUsernames and passwords for written exams

Candidate Preparation GuidesAvailable on Answers to common questions Instructions for registeringTest requirements Important exam day informationIdentification requirementsExam rulesGeneral policiesWhat to expect when you arrive to your testWritten ExamsComputer-based tests100 120 questions (state law/rules and profession)2 hours

Knowledge required to perform the professionIndustry standard textbooks, universal safety and sanitation precautions, and Kansas State Rules and RegulationsPractical ExamsCandidates must perform each task:taking appropriate safety and sanitation precautions (draping, client protection, etc.).without cross contamination of bacteria through products (sanitary removal from containers, etc.).maintaining consumer and personal sanitation (hand sanitation, sanitary linens, etc.).using tools, implements and products safely (curling iron, shears, chemical exposure, etc.).

Practical Exam CenterAdministered in a testing settingBrooms and dustpans are availableWorkstations are 25-30 deep, 34-35 wide and 35-36 tallMannequin clamps must fit 2 countertopWaste receptacles (freestanding) and kit must be stored under the workstationSample Test Center

Practical Exam KitsCandidates are responsible for bringing a complete kitClamp, tools and implements must be in working order All products must be clearly labeled in English and visible to evaluatorsImplements, tools, linens and paper products must be visibly clean and sanitaryMannequins & Live ModelsHead mannequinsAt least 7 of hair Thermal curl, haircut, chemical waveHair coloring & lightening, chemical relaxingEsthetics examHand mannequinsMust have all 5 nails attachedNo trainer handsMannequins & Live ModelsLive modelsElectrology (actual hair removal)Body Piercing, Tattooing/Permanent Cosmetics (mock service)At least 18 years oldNot a licensee or apprenticeScreened for contraindications and health risksCandidates responsible for pre-screeningNTN/Ergometrics not responsibleBlood Spill KitRequired for Blood Spill procedures demonstrationRequired in event of actual blood spill during examContents as defined by Kansas Rules and Regulations and federal universal precautionsSet out on workstation during setup, remains during entire examPractical Exams - RatingEntry-level practitionersPriority is on safe and sanitary performance of tasksBreaks in sanitation must be remediedHand sanitationSanitary product application and storageDisinfect work surfacesMaintain kit sanitation

During Practical ExamsEvaluators will not assist candidatesEvaluators may not answer candidate questionsNo talking among candidatesNo unauthorized materialsNo disruptive behavior

Technical Support 866-414-2828 QuestionsExample

Practical Exams - ServicesListed with timing in Exam Preparation Guides

Practical Exams - ServicesEach service is outlined step by step

Complete all steps of the service safely using tools and clearly labeled products without cross contamination or risk

Chemical Waving (20 minutes)

IdentificationTwo valid forms of government issued identification (one with photo, see page 3)

Initial Setup Items that Remain Out for Entire ExamPaper towels in labeled plastic bags

At least 1 plastic or plastic lined, freestanding waste receptacles, such as paper grocery or shopping bags lined with plastic garbage bags.

Workstation disinfectant

Liquid hand sanitizer in sufficient quantity to keep hands sanitary throughout the exam. Blood spill kit/first aid

General and Extra Items that Should Be Available in Your KitRecommended: extra combs and brushes / extra capesNeck strips

Cotton balls or other disposable cotton productHair clips/clamps (for sectioning the hair)

SpatulasProtective skin cream

Disposable glovesProtective cotton

10 or more hair or hand-sized cloth towels

Chemical Waving Service ItemsChemical wave rodsApplicator bottle with mock waving lotion (water)

Hair clips/clamps (for sectioning the hair)End papers

Non-metallic combsSingle use protective gloves

Protective cream and cottonSpray bottle with water

Chemical capeTowels


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