Prometric Regulations

Board Certification Testing Center Regulations

  1. During an exam, candidates are monitored continuously via video, physical walk-through, and observation window. All testing sessions are video and audio recorded.
  2. You must present valid, unexpired identification in order to take your test. Validity and number of IDs required are predetermined by the test sponsor.
  3. Each time you leave the exam room, you must sign out on the test center roster. You must sign back in and show your ID to the Test Center Administrator (TCA) to be readmitted to the test room.
  4. You are prohibited from communicating, publishing, reproducing, or transmitting any part of your test, in any form or by any means, verbal or written, for any purpose.
  5. You must not talk to other candidates or refer to their screens, testing materials, or written notes in the test room.
  6. You must not use written notes, published materials, or other testing aids, except those allowed by your test sponsor. (The TCA will refer to the applicable client practice for allowances.)
  7. You are allowed to bring soft ear plugs or center-supplied tissues into the test room.
  8. Clothing and jewelry items worn in the test room must remain on you at all times. Removed clothing or jewelry must be stored in your locker.
  9. You must not bring any unauthorized items into the testing room. Such items include, but are not limited to, outerwear, hats, food, drinks, purses, briefcases, notebooks, pagers, watches, cellular telephones, recording devices, and photographic equipment. Weapons are not allowed at any Prometric Testing Center. You will be asked to empty and turn your pockets inside out prior to every entry into the test room to confirm that you are not in possession of prohibited items.
  10. You must return all materials issued to you by the TCA at the end of your test.
  11. You must comply with the policy of your test sponsor regarding the use of phones during scheduled breaks in your test.
  12. Your test may have either scheduled or unscheduled breaks that are determined by your test sponsor. The TCA can inform you what is permitted during these breaks.
  13. Repeated or lengthy departures from the test room for unscheduled breaks will be reported by the TCA.
  14. During a break, if you need an item stored in your test center locker, such as food or medicine, you must inform the TCA before you retrieve the item. You are not allowed to access any prohibited item, as defined by the client practice applicable for the test you are taking.
  15. You must conduct yourself in a civil manner at all times on the premises of the testing center. Abusive behavior toward the TCA or any other test center staff may result in criminal prosecution.
  16. To protect the privacy of all testers, the TCA neither confirms nor denies whether any particular individual is scheduled or present at the test center.
  17. Persons not scheduled to take a test are not permitted to wait in the test center.