The NBCOT can be a daunting task. The days leading up to the exam can be scary and overwhelming. For this reason, it is important to organize yourself in order to be successful. I am a known procrastinator, so when it was time for me to take the exam I knew that I definitely needed to commit in order to effectively prepare. I remember the day I picked a date. I felt sick to my stomach. The fear of failure was paralyzing, but I developed a plan and moved forward. Below I have compiled a list of tips and resources that helped me pass the exam on the first try.