Questions and Answers to Navigating in the CECA Code Course Continuing Education Site
Online Code Course Test
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Payment Frequently Asked Questions
I Received a Fraud Alert message when trying to purchase my test and could not complete the transaction.
Fraud Alert is a “general” or vague term coming from the Gateway which is the middle man between your bank and CECA. The Gateway is an added level of protection so that your personal information remains separate from testing site.
Should you receive a Fraud Alert in one of your purchases, the below list could be the problem. If after your second attempt, the purchase is still receiving a fraud alert, contact the issuing bank of your credit card. If you try a third purchase attempt, you run the chance of your credit card being “locked” by your credit card company due to too many duplicate attempts.
Fraud Alert Explanations:
1. Duplicate transaction
2. Card code doesn’t match – 3 or 4 digit code on the back of credit card
I’m trying to purchase a test and I get an error page saying :sgs-020003:invalid xml:? First make sure you did not put any symbols like @ or , or letters in your credit card field. If that does not clear up the problem, then the anti-virus or spyware(SpyBot) software on the computer is preventing the XML code on the purchase page to communicate with the Gateway. Either change the settings of the software to allow XML or use another computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
ALL ANSWERS ARE GRADED AS INCORRECT
Each question I answer correctly, the test says it is incorrect.
INTERNAL ERROR MESSAGES
I get an “Internal server error HTTP 500”?
LINKS AND DOWNLOADS NOT WORKING
I log-in to “My Account” a second time via my e-mail confirmation that you sent me and instead of ending up on the page where my previously purchased tests are, the web-site takes me to a page prompting me to buy more tests. Why is that?
NAVIGATION, PRICING AND TEXT ISSUES
During the purchase process the discounted price for Online testing did not appear.
When I open a test it’s on the wrong question – for instance, I open a new test and It starts on question 25 or I return to an existing test and ended on question 2 and it starts at question 16 – What causes this?
TEST ACCESS PROBLEMS
I can’t log-in to the My Account area.
CAN’T FIND THE ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEM
What if I can’t find the answer to my technical question on the Questions and Answers Page?
The NEC test for Virginia meets the requirements of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The test for VA is good for 3 credit hours, which satisfies the Virginia requirement of 3 credit hours during the two year term of the license. Hours can not be banked for Virginia licensing.What are the new continuing education requirements for the NCBEEC? While the requirement is still that each licensee must have 8 hours of continuing education, starting in July 1 2008 the new annual requirement is that 4 of the hours must be obtained from a classroom setting and the other 4 hours may be obtained by several means including tests (online and paper form). CECA presently offers testing in paper form and online form. CECA offers classroom sessions as well. Please check our Association web site at carolinaseca.org for updates on classroom sessions.
CECA also offers additional free classroom sessions to CECA Members. If you are interested in membership please either contact the CECA office or click here for the member application.
These courses are not sponsored by the NC Electrical Licensing Board or the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.