Exams

icon-examen-100Inform-IT is the accredited exam organization for USM exams.

There are two options for candidates who want to take an exam:

The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and will be administered online. Candidates will pass if they answer at least 26 questions correctly. Each candidate receives a personalized set of questions, balanced over various categories. Candidates are required to identify themselves to the invigilator. They have 1 hour for the exam. Aids are not permitted in the examination.

Results and certificates

Exam results will be communicated to candidates within 10 days, and if they passed the exam they will receive their certificate. With their permission, candidates that have passed will be listed in the USM Register.

Preparation

The best preparation for an exam is a classroom training. Classroom training is not required for the exam. You can prepare through self study, in combination with the book “De USM-methode” (in Dutch).

Dates and locations

Open enrollment exams are taken every quarter. The exam dates are listed in the application form.  The exam location is in the railway station area in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

Cost

Exam USM Foundation in the Netherlands: €140 per candidate.
Extra surveillance cost for a in-house exam in the Netherlands: €150 per group + €0,30/km, measured from Groningen.
Prices are ex VAT.

Preparation

Read the USM Syllabus.