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On Exam Day


Online Testing

The RAC Board has chosen to offer live online proctoring for RAC exams taken during the summer exam cycle, from 13 July to 21 August 2020, meaning candidates can take the exam from the comfort of their home or office. The processes for onsite center testing and live online proctored testing are largely similar, however, there are specific rules for exam day that only apply to live online proctoring.

Listed below are the basic rules and regulations for taking your RAC exam online with live online proctoring.
 
Computer Requirements*:
  • Desktop computer or laptop (tablets, Chromebooks and cell phones are not suitable)
  • A working webcam, microphone, and speakers. You must be able to rotate the webcam and show the entire room and desk surface
  • Internet speed of least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload
  • Browser with pop-up blockers disabled
  • No dual monitors
*Please see the full technical specifications for live online proctoring for detailed list of technology requirements.

You may check your computer configuration before your scheduled examination at: https://prod.examity.com/systemcheck/check.aspx  

Room Environment:
  • You must be alone in a quiet room
  • Your computer must match the provided specifications, be in working order,  and be connected to a power source.
  • No cell phones, headphones and other electronic devices are permitted
  • Desk surface must be clear except for two pieces of scratch paper and a writing instrument. You may be asked to show the paper to the proctor and the scratch paper is to be destroyed after the exam is completed.
  • No breaks are permitted during the exam and you are not permitted to leave your seat
  • No talking is permitted except to the proctor
  • No food or drink
  • No hats, hoods, or other headgear, other than for religious use
  • No coats or jackets
Authentication:
  • You will need a government-issued photo ID with signature that matches your name as registered.
  • You will also need your username, password, and exam password that you received in your scheduling confirmation email.
 

On-site Testing


What to Bring to the Testing Center

You should arrive at the testing center at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment for check in. You must bring a copy of the examination appointment confirmation email with you. To be admitted to the testing center you must bring current, valid government-issued identification (ID). Your identification must include your name (in English characters or translation to compare with your RAC application information), photograph and signature.

You are required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID card) on exam day; please ensure that your first and last name on the valid, government-issued photo ID EXACTLY match your first and last name as they appear on the scheduling screens. If your first and last names are incorrect, please contact RAPS immediately at (301) 770-2920, ext. 200. If you have more than one last name listed on your government-issued ID, the same last names must be reflected on your confirmation email. If you do not provide appropriate and/or matching identification, you will not be permitted to take the examination and will forfeit all examination fees.

The following are acceptable forms of government-issued identification:

  • Driver’s License
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • International identification card


Items Prohibited at the Testing Center

Candidates are expressly prohibited from bringing the following items to the test center:

  • Cameras
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Calculators
  • PDAs or other electronic devices with one or more memories
  • MP3 players
  • Tablets
  • Headphones
  • Pagers
  • Optical readers or other electronic devices that include the ability to photograph, photocopy or otherwise copy test materials
  • Notes
  • Books
  • Dictionaries or language dictionaries
  • Purses/handbags
  • Book bags/backpacks
  • Luggage
  • Personal writing utensils (i.e., pencils, pens and highlighters)
  • Watches and other jewelry except wedding or engagement rings
  • Food and beverages
  • Coats/jackets (please note that sweaters and sweatshirts without pockets or hoods are permitted)
  • Weapons
  • Hats, hoods or other headwear are not permitted in the examination room unless required for religious purposes

All items are subject to inspection by the proctor if suspicious behavior is detected.

You will be provided with:

  1. paper and pencil or erasable notecards and markers at the test center
  2. An abbreviations table

Please note that Scantron testing centers administer examinations for multiple organizations. Individuals in the testing room with you may be taking different examinations and have different rules for their examination including time and what is allowed at their testing station.


Other Considerations

  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • You may not ask questions about examination content.
  • All examinations are monitored and may be recorded in both audio and video format.
  • No breaks are scheduled during the examination. If you need to leave the testing room to take a break, you will not be given extra time to finish the examination. You may be required to present your ID when returning to the testing room.


Cancellation Due to Inclement Weather

In the event of bad weather, a natural disaster or other emergency, Scantron will post the information on their website. Candidates scheduled at a site operating on a delay will receive an email from Scantron. Should the site be closed entirely, Scantron will contact the candidates to reschedule.


Examination Security and Confidentiality

The RAC examinations are the sole and exclusive property of the RAC program. These materials are confidential and not available for review by any person or organization other than the RACB and the examination committees. Copying, publishing or disclosing examination content in any form is considered a violation of the RAC Security and Confidentiality policy and will be subjected to disciplinary action which may include termination of a testing session, invalidation of test results and/or revocation of an RAC credential.


Termination of Examination Administration/Dismissal From the Testing Center

You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times at the testing center. The test center administrator or proctor is authorized to dismiss you from an examination and/or request that a test score be cancelled if you engage in any of the following:

  • Using or attempting to use someone else to take the examination
  • Using notes or other study materials during the testing process
  • Creating a disturbance. Disruptive behavior in any form is not tolerated. The test administrator has sole discretion to determine what constitutes disruptive behavior.
  • Communicating in any manner with anyone other than the administrator or proctor during the testing process
  • Leaving the testing room without permission
  • Tampering with a computer
  • Removing or attempting to remove any material from the testing room
  • Failing to follow any examination policies or requirements explained in the RAC Candidate Guide


Problems at the Testing Center

The RAC program and Scantron take steps to assure that the RAC examination process is effective. However, irregularities may sometimes occur. If you encounter technical difficulties during the examination, please contact the proctor immediately. If a delay exceeds 30 minutes, you may request to reschedule your examination to another date if you are unable to wait any longer.