Examination Rules & Security

Failure to follow candidate instructions or conduct that results in violation of security or disruption of the administration of an examination may result in dismissal from the examination, voided examination scores, and forfeiture of examination fees. 

Examples of misconduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing on anything other than the authorized scratch paper provided at the administration site
  • Looking at another candidate’s examination
  • Discussing examination content before, during, or after test administration, orally, electronically, or in writing with any person or entity
  • Copying or removing examination information from the testing area
  • Use of cellphones or other electronic devices

No unauthorized persons will be admitted into the testing area. All examination content is strictly confidential.

No books, papers, or other reference materials may be taken into the examination room.

No questions concerning the content of the examination may be asked during the examination period. The candidate should listen carefully to the directions given by the Proctor and read the examination directions carefully.


It is the policy of IC&RC to administer valid, reliable, legally defensible, and psychometrically sound examinations. IC&RC contracts with Schroeder Measurement Technologies (SMT) to develop, administer, and score examinations. SMT is an established, full-service, international testing company.

SMT serves the needs of licensing and credentialing organizations with a wide range of test development and administration services.

Examinations are administered through a division of SMT called ISO Quality Testing, Inc. (IQT). IQT provides secure, user-friendly, high-quality, examination administration around the world.

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