Pre-assigning inventory assigns exam keys to specific candidates utilizing computer-based testing. A pre-assigned Exam Key allows for assessments to be launched in a quick and stream-lined manner using only the Candidate’s ID (Social Security Number or System Generated Number) and last name. This function can be performed by any Arkiv user that has administrator or coordinator responsibilities in the Arkiv system.

An important factor to consider when performing this function is to maintain accuracy to prevent any potential problems launching an assessment or errors in information transmitted to NCCER’s registry. Only the student that is specifically pre-assigned to that Exam Key will be able to view and access the assessment.

Please click the following here for more information and for step-by-step instructions.

If you have questions or need additional assistance regarding pre-assigning an assessment, please contact NCCER Customer Service either by phone at 888-622-3720 or by email at