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Testing Policies

Each testing agency has specific exam guidelines and policies directing the administration process and procedures of their specific exam which we will follow. Review the exam-specific website and any materials provided to you by the testing agency for more information. The policies listed below will be applicable to the general testing environment unless otherwise specified by the vendor.

Testing Policies

Academic Dishonesty

In the event that a candidate displays an alleged act of academic dishonesty, the testing staff will immediately terminate the testing session and report all findings to the testing agency. Any non-approved materials will be confiscated and turned over to the appropriate authority.


Appointments are required for every exam type. The registration process will differ based on the type of exam. Review the Exam Type section of this site to view information regarding your exam type and the registration process. Walk-ins will not be allowed but can schedule for the next available test time if available. 


Breaks are not permitted unless the candidate is approved for breaks as an academic accommodation by Student Accessibility Resources. Candidates should be prepared to sit for the entire duration of the exam. If breaks are permitted, the candidate cannot access their phone, study materials, or any electronic devices during a break.

Cell Phones

Cell phones are prohibited in the testing room. Cell phones are to be secured in the candidate's vehicle or in a locker while testing. Cell phones must be powered off while the student is testing. If the candidate's device causes disruption to the office while the candidate is testing, Testing Services staff will interrupt the candidate’s test to have them power off their device. Any lost time will not be adjusted.


Exam-specific information regarding fees can be found in the description of each exam type. Proof of payment, in the form of a receipt from the UWF Cashier’s Office, is required before a testing appointment will be scheduled. Payment can be made to the UWF Cashier’s Office or Online.


Photo identification is required during the check-in process.

  • For UWF exams, you may use your Nautilus Card (if a UWF student) or a government-issued ID that bears a photo of the candidate (i.e. state-issued driver's license or ID card, passport, military ID, etc.). We will not accept another school's identification card.
  • The identification presented for test entry must be current (not expired) and an original/physical form of identification and not a copy or photograph 
  • No candidate will be allowed to test without identification. 

Late Arrival

Candidates should prepare to arrive 15 minutes before their appointment time to check-in. If a candidate is going to be late, the candidate must inform Testing Services in advance. If a candidate is more than 15 minutes late, the student will need to reschedule. Testing time will not be adjusted if the candidate is late.


All testing activities will be monitored via recorded video and audio, physical walk-through, and observation windows.


Candidates are asked to be respectful of others who may be testing and keep all noise to a minimum. Additionally, communication with other candidates is prohibited during and after the exam. Candidates will be given one warning regarding disruptive behavior or distractive noises. If the behavior continues Testing staff will immediately terminate the testing session and exam materials will be returned. The candidate will not receive a refund of any exam fees.


All vehicles on campus are required to have a valid parking pass displayed. A parking pass can be obtained at the Visitor's Center or through the Parking Portal on MyUWF. Explore Parking Services for more information on parking availability and permit types. We are not responsible for parking citations received during your testing appointment if you do not have an appropriate permit displayed. 

Personal Items

No personal items are permitted in the testing room. All personal items should be left at home or secured in the candidate’s vehicle. There are a limited number of lockers available for candidates to secure their belongings. Testing staff are not responsible for any lost or damaged items. 

Prohibited Items

Candidates cannot bring the following items into the testing room:

  • Books, dictionaries, and notes/papers of any kind, unless previously authorized
  • Mechanical pencils, mechanical erasers and erasers with sleeves
  • Highlighters, ink pens, felt-tip markers, colored pens or pencils, and correction fluid/tape
  • Hats and other head coverings, except those for religious purposes (must match acceptable ID used)
  • Watches or timers of any kind
  • Fitness bands or monitors
  • Earplugs, ear muffs, or headphones of any kind (unless provided by Testing Services)
  • Sunglasses and any reading/sunglass cases and sleeves
  • Phones
  • Electronic tablets and personal computers, unless previously authorized
  • Rulers
  • Food and Drinks- Including Water, Gum, Candy, Coughdrops, etc.
  • Backpacks, Purses, Wallets, Briefcases, etc.
  • Calculators, unless previously authorized
  • Paper of Any Kind- Testing Staff Will Provide Scratch Paper as Needed
  • Listening devices (including Bluetooth)
  • Recording or Photographic Devices of any kind
  • Noisy or Distracting Jewelry
  • Any electronic device not listed above must be shown to the proctor and will be subject to inspection and approval
  • Any Items Not Approved by Testing Staff

Please Note:

The use of any medical device, such as an asthma inhaler or insulin pump, within the examination room will be inspected by testing staff prior to entering the testing room.