Over the years of instructing and administering MN food safety certification exams, we have noticed that there are students who have trouble when it comes time to take the final certification tests. While we understand that not every student will retain knowledge in the same way, we do have some tips that will prove helpful come test time.
Test taking Tips for MN Food Safety Certification Exams
The first key to succeeding on any test begins in the classroom or online training sessions. One of the key steps to retaining knowledge in any instructional setting is to take quality notes. Although notes may not be used during the exam, note taking does help in committing things to memory.
Taking notes helps you pay attention. If you are focused and are looking to write down valuable information, your mind will be less likely to wander during training sessions. We have observed that students who come into class prepared to learn do better on the exam than those that feel that they already know the material and are simply waiting for the session to be over so that they can take their exams.
From time to time some rules change, and even if you are a seasoned industry professional you may come across information that has changed since your last training session or that you had simply forgotten. Taking notes is a good way to make sure that you are aware of the most up-to-date regulations.
Now that you have finished your training session and have reviewed your notes, it is time to take the test to gain your certification. If you have gone through our classes, we will have given you all of the information that you need to be successful on any certification test that we offer. If you have paid attention, asked questions throughout the class and taken quality notes, there is no reason to be worried. Remain confident, and you will succeed.
Take Your Time/Multiple Choice with One Right Answer
We all need that extra boost from a cup of coffee every now and then, but too much caffeine can cause stress levels to rise, create a false sense of urgency and force you to rush through the test. Try to limit your caffeinated beverages before taking any test.
Finally, all of the questions will be multiple-choice with one correct answer. Read each question and set of answers completely before selecting your answer. If you are unsure of the answer to any question, remember that your first instinct is often right and questioning yourself too much can lead to elevated stress levels that will hinder your performance.
If you have any tips that can help our readers succeed on their exams, please leave them in the comments section below.