Candidate Misconduct in Testing Centers
In a continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Prometric has been providing candidates testing at a test center a sanitary pen at check-in for signing in and out of the appointment. Candidates are allowed to keep the pen with them to avoid cross-contamination. The pen is to be used to sign the roster sheet only.
In the last month, a few candidates have used the pen to take notes on their skin, provided tissues, or other articles during their exam administration. Capturing notes outside of the exam delivery software about an exam item is strictly forbidden as outlined in the Exam Candidate Conduct policy. Candidates who have violated the policy have had their jurisdictional licensing board notified, their testing progress placed on hold, and are now being investigated for candidate misconduct following the procedures of NCARB’s Professional Conduct Committee.
Inappropriate use of the pen or any other allowed items while testing may result in immediate exam termination, exam invalidation, and loss of future testing privileges.