Study Materials


CATC Exam Candidate Handbook 2014 (click link to download pdf file)

Use these links to access Breining Institute's free online CATC Exam Tutorial on Youtube*:
Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6

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