DURING AND AFTER THE TEST
Test sessions are designed to allow sufficient time for sign-in, distribution of materials, and communication of directions before testing begins, and for completion of the test by examinees. You may use the time available to work on any or each of the test sections. The individual test sections are not timed within the test session. You may spend as much time as you want on each test section and may work on them in any order you choose until the test session ends. Some examinees may finish testing well before the scheduled ending time of the test session. However, you should be prepared to use the entire test session. You will be allowed no more than the allotted time to complete the test.
During testing, you may take restroom breaks. Any time that you take for restroom breaks is considered part of the available testing time. You may not leave the test center or room in which you have been seated for any purpose (other than to use the restroom, as permitted) until your test materials have been collected and you have been officially dismissed by a test administrator. During the test administration, you may not communicate with other examinees or any unauthorized persons in any way, either in person or by using any communication device.
Paper-based testing. The CBEST is designed to be completed within four hours of testing time, and any additional testing time that has been approved through the alternative arrangements process. The paper-based test session reporting time for all test centers in California is 7:30 a.m.; the test session will end between 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. Should you become ill and unable to finish testing, you may be dismissed before the end of the test session. In this case, your score will be reported unless you request in writing that your score be canceled as described in "Canceling or Voiding of Test Scores."
Computer-based testing. You will have a four-hour test session that includes 15 minutes to complete a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial, and any additional testing time that has been approved through the alternative arrangements process. Your test appointment time will be indicated on your CBT confirmation email. Computer-based testing sessions are monitored at all times by video and audio recording. If you leave the testing room at any time during the test (e.g., to take a restroom break), your identification will be checked and/or your palm scan will be taken when you leave and when you re-enter the testing room.
A nondisclosure agreement will be presented to you on the computer after you sign in at the test center. It will ask you to indicate your agreement to the conditions set forth in the current registration bulletin, including the Rules of Test Participation for Computer-Based Testing and the rules communicated to you orally or in writing at the test administration. You will have five minutes to read and accept the terms of this nondisclosure agreement. If you do not respond within five minutes, or if you indicate that you do not accept the terms of the agreement, your test session will terminate, you will not be permitted to test, and you will receive no refund or credit of any kind.
The computer-based test center at which you take your test may administer a variety of tests, including those for other professional licenses. Please be aware that other individuals at the test center may be taking tests that have rules, policies, and other terms and conditions that may be different than those that apply to the test that you will be taking.
Dismissal from the Test
When you have completed testing or when the test session ends, whichever occurs first, your test materials will be collected or secured and you will be dismissed from the test session. Once you have been officially dismissed from the test session, you must leave the test center.
The CTC and Evaluation Systems employ stringent quality-control procedures in preparing test materials. However, if you wish to comment about a test question for any reason, notify the Chief Test Administrator at your test center.
If you have comments about the test center or the conditions under which you took a test, please submit your comments in a letter sent to Evaluation Systems at the address indicated in "Contact Information" no later than seven calendar days after your test date.
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