Before You Take a Certification Test

Click here to learn through tutorials and practice tests. You are 3 to 5 times more likely to pass a Certification Test if you first successfully complete the tutorials and practice tests, when compared with not doing so. If you do not successfully complete the tutorials and practice tests, your chances of failing a Certification Test on your first try are between 90 and 95 percent. Over 596,000 students from 222 countries have passed a Certification Test from 2016 through 2019--viewing nearly 66 million pages on this website.

Take Certification Tests

Each randomly selected question on a test provides source material from another author and a sample of student writing. You must determine whether the student version is word-for-word plagiarism, paraphrasing plagiarism, or not plagiarism. The tests are challenging for most people, requiring concentration and attention to detail.

To pass a Certification Test, you must answer at least 9 out of 10 questions correctly. Why? If you pass, your Certificate will be e-mailed to you, and you can view your Certificate online. Very important, you and your instructor can retrieve and validate it later to ensure it is not counterfeit.

If you do not pass a Certification Test, you will receive explicit feedback on specific kinds of mistakes you are making. You can take more tests, but each will be different with similar kinds of questions.

We do not tell you which questions you answered incorrectly on a Certification Test.

Why? Because it makes it harder to create answer keys for cheating, as was widely occuring in the past. It's not because we can't provide correct answers, or don't understand the importance of feedback in the learning process. The Certification Tests are designed for valid assessment of your ability to classify types of plagiarism, not designed as instruments for learning per se. That's what the tutorials are for, which include practice questions with explanatory feedback on how to correct your mistakes.

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Your Certificate for Passing a Test

Your unique Certificate on recognizing plagiarism will be e-mailed to you if you click on the button to request it after passing a test.

Already passed a test and have a Certificate? Click here to retrieve your validated Certificate.

Technical Problems?

If you are having technical problems in taking a test, you can e-mail us by clicking on the link at the bottom of any of the pages. But first, see frequently asked questions, which should save you time.

We cannot respond to all requests for help. We simply do not have the resources, but do try to respond to individual cases that appear to be unusual or unique.

See history of recent issues and changes in the plagiarism tests.


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