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Important announcement regarding U.S. Prometric Testing Centres.
Prometric's U.S. testing centres have announced additional security screenings effective October 15, 2016.  While it does not currently apply to Prometric sites in Canada or other countries, it is important for candidates who test at U.S. sites to be aware of this policy.

Testing Announcement: Enhanced Prometric security policies regarding eyewear and jewelry

Our testing partner, Prometric has recently implemented additional screening procedures for eyewear, jewelry and other accessories.  Please read the announcement below for complete details of the new policy.

Enhanced security policies to take effect in all U.S. Prometric Test Centers on October 15th, 2016

Prometric takes its role of providing a secure test environment seriously. Beginning on October 15th, 2016, Prometric test Center Administrators (TCAs) will conduct stricter inspections of any and all eyeglasses, jewelry and other accessories to inspect for camera devices that could be used to capture exam content.

  • All candidates will be required to remove their eyeglasses for close visual inspection by a TCA.  These inspections will take a few seconds and will be done at check-in and again upon return from breaks.  
  • Jewelry outside of wedding and engagement rings is prohibited. Candidates should not wear other jewelry to the test center.  Medical alert bracelets are permitted and subject to inspection.
  • Hair accessories, ties and bowties are subject to inspection.  Candidates should refrain from wearing ornate clips, combs, barrettes, headbands, tie clips, cuff links and other accessories as they may be prohibited from wearing them in to the testing room and asked to store them in their locker.
  • If a candidate is caught with a camera device prior to entering the testing room, the Prometric TCA will confiscate the item and the candidate will not be permitted to test.
  • If a candidate is caught with a camera device while in the testing room, the TCA will confiscate the items and the exam will be terminated.

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