The NRWA - The National Resume Writers' Association TM


Setting the standard for excellence ~ Established 1997

Log in

NCRW - Nationally Certified Resume Writer - Unparalleled Excellence in Resume Writing

STEP 3: The Certification Exam

Once you have submitted at least one sample package and documented 10 CEUs, you may register for the examination.  The exam registration fee is $250. Additional forms and instructions will be included in the registration confirmation email.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Exam

For the NCRW exam, you will be given a candidate profile and asked to write a resume and cover letter based solely on the raw profile provided. You will have five days to complete the project, which is handled via email. Your documents will be reviewed by two graders and you will receive your results within four weeks.

If you fail the exam, you must wait 30 days to retake it ($150.00 fee). If you fail the exam twice, you must wait 12 months to retake it ($150.00 fee).

Advisory Board:

Sally McIntosh (Chair) 
Pat Kendall
Judy Friedler
Michelle Dumas
Kimberly Isaacs
Mary Jo King

Grading Panel:

Norine Dagliano
Nelly Grinfeld
Kimberly Isaacs
Jeremy Johnson
Kathy Keshemberg
Cheryl Minnick

Please contact
with any questions.

The National Résumé Writers' Association
2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050

  flat_facebook32x32  flat_twitter32x32  flat_pinterest32x32  flat_linkedin32x32  Instagram

Member Services: 443.966.3851  or

This site uses cookies to enhance the user experience. Click HERE to review our Privacy and Security Policy.

Copyright ©  2019 The National Résumé Writers' Association
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software