ENP Test & Body of Knowledge

Body of Knowledge

The BOK is the source of the questions used on the ENP exam. The reader is cautioned to understand that these pages constitute a "snapshot in time” of the BOK. The actual BOK is a living document that changes when the Board members deem it necessary to keep it up to date. The most recent version of the ENP Exam - Body of Knowledge listing is below.

Exam Structure

Each section is detailed in the ENP Exam - Body of Knowledge available below.
  • E9-1-1 Operations 50%
    • Telecommunications Operations 35%
    • Information Systems 10%
    • Legislation 5%
  • E9-1-1 Management 50%
    • Management of Organization 20%
    • Management of Employees 25%
    • Legislation 5%

Determination of the Passing Score

The passing score for the Emergency Number Professional Certification Examination is set by the NENA Institute using a method called the modified-Angoff approach. This method asks each individual to make a judgment about the probability that a minimally competent candidate who meets the eligibility requirements would answer the questions correctly. The overall passing score is computed as the average of the estimated probabilities for each question.The passing score that is set by the NENA Institute represents a level of competency that must be demonstrated to pass the examination.

Sample Questions

A Testing Software Demo can be viewed online by visiting http://www.ptcny.com/cbt/demo.htm. This online Testing Software Demo can give you an idea about the features of the testing software. Below are examples of the types of questions asked. Additional questions are in the ENP Exam - Body of Knowledge available below

  1. A consolidated Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) provides communications services for.
    1. more than one area code
    2. a local government entity
    3. more than one agency or department
    4. one Emergency Service (EMS) provider

  2. Automatic Number Identification (ANI) is designed to provide
    1. an address
    2. a telephone number
    3. a caller's home number
    4. the number of calls that have been received by a phone number

  3. The primary advantage of a TRUNKED radio system is
    1. all equipment is compatible with all other systems
    2. many users can independently share the same radio systems
    3. channel allocation is independent of computer control
    4. only one radio channel is used for the entire system

  4. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is required to
    have equipment capable of handling
    1. ISDN
    2. ASCII
    3. Baudot
    4. Single Side Band

  5. When an Employee Safety Complaint is filed under Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA)
    regulations against an employer, the following is most likely to occur
    1. employer site must be inspected
    2. name of the complainant is revealed
    3. complaint is posted for employee review
    4. employer must contact OSHA within 48 hours

ENP - General Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
ENP Application Handbook PDF (1.54 MB) Administration 12/15/2016
ENP Eligibility & Testing Center Applications PDF (358.48 KB) Administration 12/15/2016
ENP Exam - Body of Knowledge PDF (208.31 KB) Administration 12/15/2016
ENP Reference Manual (v5.0 10/26/16) - Order Form PDF (105.01 KB) Administration 1/9/2017
New 2017 ENPs PDF (60.71 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
ENPs by Alphabetical Order PDF (105.48 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
ENPs by State/Province PDF (97.74 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
ENP Code of Ethics PDF (102.44 KB) Administration 1/10/2015
ENP Certification Policy for Affiliate Countries PDF (177.42 KB) Administration 1/10/2015