The current vascular access certification examination is based on a content outline developed from the practice analysis completed in 2020. The exam consists of 150 questions, of those you are scored on 125. The format uses a four-option, multiple-choice question written at three different cognitive levels:
- Recall: The ability to recall or recognize specific information.
- Application: The ability to comprehend, relate, or apply knowledge to new or changing situations.
- Analysis: The ability to analyze and synthesize information, to determine solutions, and/or to evaluate the usefulness of a solution.
|Category||Domains of Practice||Percentage||# of questions|
|I||Clinical Knowledge and Application||65%||81|
|II||Interpersonal and Communication Skills||15%||18|
|IV||Legal and Ethical Considerations||10%||13|
These categories represent an organized way to identify the performance that clinicians will use on the job.
As you prepare for the VA-BC ™ exam, we encourage you to explore the detailed content outline by viewing the Test Specification/Exam Blueprint in its entirety.