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 Cognitive Testing Center Rules

When you register to test at our center, you agree to comply with all the rules set forth in the current registration bulletin and the rules communicated to you at each test administration for which you are registered.

Violation of test site rules, including the possession or use of prohibited materials during a test administration, may result in the voiding of your scores.

 

Center Rules

·         Personal items, such as cellular phones, hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other electronic devices, pagers, watches, wallets, purses, hats, bags, coats, books and notes, are not allowed in the testing room. You must store all personal items in a locker provided by the center

·         Cognitive Testing Centers is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced personal items. We recommend that you leave your items in the vehicle.. 

·         Before you enter the testing room, the test center testing administrator will provide you with an erasable noteboard, a marker or two sheets of color paper as authorized by your client organization. You may not remove these items from the testing room at any time during the exam, and you must return them to the test administrator after the exam You may not write on the erasable noteboard until after the exam has been started. If you need to clean your noteboard during the exam, raise your hand and the administrator will assist you.

·         The administrator will log you in to your assigned workstation, verify that you are taking the intended exam and start the exam. Please remain in your assigned seat at all time.

·         Eating, drinking, smoking and making noise that creates a disturbance for other candidates are prohibited during the exam.

·         To ensure a high level of security throughout your testing experience, you will be monitored at all times by both audio and video,  will be recorded.

·         Some exams include a recommended, scheduled break. To take the break, follow the directions that appear on the computer screen at the appropriate time. The exam clock stops between 10 minutes to 60 minutes for this break. If you are away for more than the stated minutes for your break, time will automatically be deducted from the remaining exam time.

·         You may take unscheduled breaks at any time. To request an unscheduled break, raise your hand to get the proctor or administrator’s attention. The proctor or administrator will allow you to take the break but your exam time will continue to run.

·         In some of our exams, you will be fingerprinted, photographed or not before you enter the exam room.  each time you leave the testing room and again before you re-enter the testing room, you MUST sign in and out including the time. The administrator will restart the exam for you when you return.

·         While you are taking a scheduled or  unscheduled break, you are permitted to access your personal items that you stored during the exam only if necessary-for example, if you need to take medication at a specific time. You are NOT allowed access to other items, including cellular phones, exam notes and study guides.

·         If you experience hardware or software problems or distractions that affect your ability to take the exam, notify the proctor or test administrator immediately by raising your hand. If you have other questions or concerns, raise your hand and the administrator will assist you as long as other candidates are not disturbed.

·         The administrator cannot answer questions related to exam content.

·         After you finish the exam, you may be asked to complete an optional, onscreen evaluation. After completing the exam or the evaluation, raise your hand. The administrator will come to your workstation and ensure your exam has ended properly.

·         You must return the erasable noteboard, the marker and or sheets of papers/pencil to the proctor administrator. Do not leave these items at your testing workstation.

·         You may not remove copies of exam questions and answers from the testing center, and may not share the questions or answers seen in your exam with other candidates.

·         Exam data is automatically encrypted and transmitted electronically to the exam sponsor. The testing center does not retain any information other than when and where your exam was taken.

·         If you have questions about the exam or your results, please contact MRA or your individual specialty board.



For computer-based testing, you will not be permitted to take personal belongings to the computer workstation. These must be stored as directed by our test site personnel. Please note that water bottles are not allowed in the testing room.