Break policies may vary between exams; however, you must leave the testing
room for all breaks. You will need to show identification and you may have your
palm vein image captured when leaving or re-entering the testing room. After finishing
your break, the Test Administrator (TA) will escort you back to your assigned workstation
where you will be able to continue the exam.
- An unscheduled break is a voluntary break that you initiate during an exam. When
taking an unscheduled break at any time, the exam time will not stop.
The TA will set your workstation to break mode, and you will take your ID with you
when you leave the room. You may not leave the test center during unscheduled
breaks. You are not permitted to access personal items, other than food,
drink, or medications during an unscheduled break. Following your break, the TA
will check your ID and may capture your palm vein image before escorting
you back to your seat so you can resume your exam.
- A scheduled break is an automatic break that you do not initiate; it is built into
the exam you are taking. If your exam includes a scheduled break, instructions
will appear on the computer screen at the appropriate time and will indicate how
long of a break is allowed; whether or not the time stops depends on the policy
for the specific exam you are taking. While taking a scheduled break, you
are permitted to access personal items that you stored during the exam; including
but not limited to cell phones, exam notes, and study guides. You may leave
the test center during scheduled breaks. Following your break, the TA will check
your ID and may capture your palm vein image before escorting you back to
your seat so you can resume your exam.