Following are general instructions that will be issued to each IDEX exam
candidate upon confirmation:
To be admitted to the examination you must:
Submit your CONFIRMATION NOTICE to the proctor.
Bring a current photo identification with
signature (Driver's license, immigration card, passport, State ID card, etc.).
You will NOT be admitted without proper identification.
Report on time.
Smoking is NOT permitted in the examination site. Food and beverages are NOT allowed in the examination area. All personal items including books, notebooks,
other papers, all electronic equipment (i.e. cell phones, cameras, etc.), bookbags, coats, etc. will NOT be allowed in the exam room and must be left outside of the exam room AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Friends and relatives, including children, will NOT be allowed in the examination building.
Computer-based testing facilities offer exam services to multiple agencies. There
may be other individuals in the testing room with you who are sitting for exams from different organizations. The rules for their exam may be slightly different than the rules for your exam
in terms of exam time, and what is and is not allowed at their station.
Computer-based tests are delivered via secure internet connections. Internet connections are subject to the
local internet providers in the area. While it is not the norm, internet connections can, on occasion, be lost momentarily, requiring the proctor to log you back into your examination. If
this occurs, inform the proctor that your connection has been lost and they will assist you in logging back in to your exam. Your exam time remaining will be exactly the same as it was when
the internet connection was lost.
Candidates are expressly prohibited from bringing the following items to the test site:
- Cameras, cell phones, optical readers, or other electronic devices that include the ability to photograph,
photocopy or otherwise copy test materials,
- notes, books, dictionaries or language dictionaries, book bags or luggage, purses or handbags,
- iPods, mp3 players, headphones, or pagers, calculators (except as expressly permitted by the test sponsor),
computers, PDAs, or other electronic devices with one or more memories,
- personal writing utensils (i.e., pencils, pens, and highlighters),
- food and beverage,
- hats, hoods, or other headgear, coats and jackets.
Please note that sweaters and sweatshirts without
pockets or hoods are permitted.
If the proctor determines that you have brought any such items to the test
site, they may be demanded and held by CASTLE testing staff. CASTLE reserves the right to review the memory of any electronic device to determine whether any test materials have been
photographed or otherwise copied. If the review determines that any test materials are in the memory of any such device, CASTLE reserves the right to delete such materials and/or retain them
for subsequent disciplinary action. Upon completion of the review and any applicable deletions, CASTLE will return your device to you, but will not be responsible for the deletion of any
materials that may result from our review, whether or not such materials are test materials. By bringing any such device into the test site in contravention of our policies, you expressly
waive any confidentiality or other similar rights with respect to your device, our review of the memory of your device and/or the deletion of any materials.CASTLE, the examination site, and
the test administration staff are not liable for lost or damaged items brought to the examination site.
Environmental Distractions: Examination room temperature can be
unpredictable; therefore, we suggest that you bring appropriate clothing with you (e.g. sweatshirt) to help you adapt to a cooler or warmer climate in the examination room. Bring ear plugs if
you are sensitive to noise. With any computer or Internet-based program, temporary connection failures or other temporary technical issues may occur. If they occur, summon the proctor and she
or he will assist you. Please note that PASS will save your responses and stop the timer during any connection failure so that you do not lose any examination time.