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NOTE: After completing Step 1 (classroom training) you should move forward with both Steps 2 and 3.
Do not wait until you pass the Comprehensive Exam to start your Portfolio.
You may even finish your Portfolio before taking the Exam if you wish.


Study and Preparation

Keep all of your handouts and notes from sessions. You will need them to study for the exam. Contact the
CTSM program administrator if you'd like to participate in a study group. Quiet rooms are available for study
groups that would like to meet on-site for final preparations.



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The Comprehensive Exam is a 2 ½ - 3 hour intensive evaluation taken on-site at EXHIBITOR or EXHIBITORFastTrak
conferences. The exam consists of multiple choice and true-false questions from each of the Essential Learning
Components of the required sessions. In order to pass the Comprehensive Exam, you must score at least
75% on the entire exam.



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