What to Expect

Examinees are responsible for arriving at the exam site on the proper date, at the proper time, and with the proper identification. You should determine in advance the exact location of the test site, how to get there, and how much time it will take you to get to the site. Examinations will be given only on the date and time scheduled. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for an exam, you could be denied admission.

Bring Proper Identification:

The name of the exam reservation must match the name on the form(s) of ID provided and the ID must not be expired. If you are unable to present identification as required by the Code Council or have questions about what will be aloud, you must call prior to your scheduled exam to make other arrangements.

Acceptable forms of valid, government-issued, unexpired primary IDs with photograph  and signature include:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Military ID
  • Government-issued identification card
  • Alien registration card
  • Canadian Health Care Card

Acceptable forms of valid, unexpired secondary IDs include:

  • Major credit/debit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa) with or without a photograph
  • Library Card
  • Student ID
  • Utility bill (with your first and last names and address appearing exactly the same as on your primary form of ID)
  • Any government-issued ID without a visible signature, or with an embedded signature, if the name matches the name and signature on the primary ID

It is strongly recommended that you bring several forms of ID with you in case there are any questions.

An additional primary ID may be used as a secondary ID if necessary.

Admittance to take the exam does not guarantee the acceptability of your IDs or that your exam will be processed.

All reported cases of questionable identification are subject for review and approval.

Any candidate who provides false identification or misrepresents his or her identity at any time will be dismissed from the testing room and have his or her scores canceled.

Before the Exam:

The examination proctor will check your form(s) of identification, have you sign in, and may assign you a seat. The examination proctor will explain the procedures for taking the examination; answer questions related to taking the exam and provide notification to begin the examination.

You will be asked to empty all of your pockets and place personal items in a locked and secured storage space. Proctors may inspect all materials an examinee carries into and from the exam room. If your reference materials do not meet the test site regulations (such as notepaper, pencils, etc.), you will not be allowed to take these references into the exam room. You will still be allowed to test but without these materials.

During the Exam:

The examination sessions will be monitored and recorded.

You are not allowed to write or mark in your reference books during the examination. The proctor will give you a whiteboard and markers for use during the exam if it is allowed for the exam.

While the examination is being administered, you are not allowed to leave the building and return to the exam room. If you wish to leave the exam room for any reason, you must receive permission from the proctor and turn in all your examination materials and references to the proctor. Only one examinee at a time is allowed outside the exam room, and you are not allowed additional test time for time spent outside the exam room. The exam countdown clock will not stop during any absence from your seat.

You are not allowed to communicate, verbally or non-verbally, with other candidates during the examination, and you may not share references.