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.