BASIC Exam Information
IMPORTANT EXAM INFORMATION FOR SPANISH, VIETNAMESE and KOREAN TEST TAKERS: You will have a small number of questions throughout the exam that are presented in English. The opening and closing display screens and the score report are also in English.
What information will Prometric provide?After scheduling your exam with Prometric, you will receive an appointment confirmation e-mail. If you need to view your appointment confirmation, you may review the confirmation at www.prometric.com.
What if I am unable to take my exam?Any candidate who registers for an exam is expected to keep your exam appointment. Any reschedules must be made at least 5 business days prior to your original appointment date.
What if my name changes before the exam?PCS should be notified at least two weeks prior to the exam date of any name changes so there are no issues during the check-in process. The first and last name must match identically to the identification presented at the check-in process.When am I expected to report to the Testing Center?Plan to arrive at the testing center 30 minutes prior to the scheduled exam session. If you are late for your scheduled exam, you will not be permitted to take the exam and will forfeit all fees paid to PCS. What are the Testing Centers like?Prometric test centers are located in Class B office space in order to provide a noise-free testing experience. The layout of each Prometric test center is similar and includes a check-in area, a waiting area, work areas for the center administrators, lockers for storage of personal belongings, and a testing room housing 4 to 18 computer workstations.
What test-taking procedures can I expect?When you arrive at the test center, you will need to present two forms of identification
You will be asked to review a copy of the Prometric Candidate Rules. You will be asked to store your personal belongings in a locker provided. You will receive a key for the locker in which to secure your belongings. Prior to the beginning of the exam, you will go through a check-in process where your identification will be verified and the examination for which you are testing confirmed. As part of the check-in process each person is required to demonstrate that all pockets are empty. Eye glasses will be inspected. Each person is wanded to confirm the absence of any electronic devices. When it is time to start the exam, you will be admitted into the testing room by signing in. You will repeat this procedure every time you need to re-enter the testing room. For more information please view “What To Expect on Test Day” on the Prometric website www.prometric.com.
What type of regulations does the test center enforce?To ensure that all candidates are tested under equally favorable conditions, the following regulations and procedures are observed at each test center:
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