Are PECB exams open-book or closed-book?

There are two PECB exam types:

  1. Multiple choice closed-book where candidates are not allowed to use anything but the exam paper and a pen. Usually, Foundation and Transition exams are of this type.[1]
  2. Essay type open-book where candidates are allowed to use the following reference materials:
  • A copy of the standard
  • Training course materials
  • Any personal notes made by the candidate during the training course
  • A hard copy dictionary

[1] Essay Type exams transitioning to Multiple-Choice exams will be “Open book.

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