- Do Not Procrastinate: Take the State Exam As Soon As Possible
As soon as you pass the Illinois Broker pre-licensing course, you will earn a 90-hour transcript that will qualify you to take the state exam with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP). Earning a transcript means that you have successfully completed the course, passed the final course exams and are now ready to take the next step.
The next step is to take the state exam while the information is still fresh in your mind. Schedule the state exam as soon as possible and no later than two weeks after earning your transcript. Refer to the AMP Candidate Handbook for detailed information about the exam.
For most students, procrastinating will hinder their ability to pass the state exam. The sooner you get there, the more likely you will be able to successfully pass. If more than three months have passed and you were unable to take the state exam, you may benefit from a refresher course.
- Stay In the Zone – Stay On Track
From the time that you earn the transcript, to the time that you take the state exam, allow NO DISTRACTIONS. Try to avoid any activity that will take you away from staying in the zone. For example, avoid scheduling vacations during this time.
Stay focused by continuing to study. Review some of your weakest testing areas by rereading those chapters, retaking the practice quizzes and making sure that you understand the key terms.
- Be Confident
Being confident is easier said than done, especially when test stress gets in the way. For many, taking an exam is a very stressful experience. You made it through one hurdle by passing the 90-hour pre-license final exams but it’s still not over – The “big one” is next!
If test stress begins to multiply and interfere with your positive mind set and ability to pass the state exam, consider enrolling in our test prep course. This course will add a dose of confidence by teaching you additional test-taking skills and strategies to pass the state exam.