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Student Policies & Procedures

Student policies and procedures for taking exams in Palm Beach State Testing Centers

Acceptable Identification Types

  • Current U.S. Driver's License with Photo.
  • Current Federal, State, County, or Municipality issued ID with Photo including Military ID.
  • Current Alien Registration Card (Green Card) with Photo.
  • Current U.S. Passport with recent Photo.
  • Current Palm Beach County Dual Enrolled and High School Juniors testing under SB 1908, can use High School ID.


Placement Testing and College Policies regarding testing for prospective and current students

  • A paid test receipt (if applicable) and current government issued photo ID is to be presented at the time of testing.
  • For the PERT College Placement test and the Accuplacer College Level Math (CLM) exam, students may not retake the PERT on the same day and remediation is required prior to the 3rd attempt. For details, refer to the PERT on the Test Information webpage.
  • There is a thirty day wait period for retesting on the full Accuplacer exam, TABE, ESL and NFSI examinations. Exception: TABE may be taken before 30 days if approved by the Vocational Preparatory Lab (VPI) Learning Specialist.
  • Current students enrolled and attending a preparatory class cannot retake the PERT until the end of the current semester.
  • Only examinees are permitted in the test area. The Test Center reserves the right to refuse test administration to an individual if unsupervised children are present.


Out-of-Class & Distance Learning Exams

  • Be prepared to provide the last name of your professor, the course number, and which test you want to take.
  • Check with your professor for information about your test, e.g., deadline date, time allowed, or authorized aids you should bring.
  • Testing Center staff will adhere strictly to your professor's written instructions and deadline dates. They are not authorized to make any exceptions.
  • Examinees should insure that there is sufficient time, as indicated by the Professor, to complete the exam prior to Test Center closing. Time waivers will not be granted within 30 minutes of closing time. 
  • Test Center personnel cannot transfer classroom materials, homework assignments, projects, etc., from the students to professor and vice versa.


Test Fee Waivers

  • Fee waivers are provided for students who missed a test due to jury duty, military duty, death of an immediate family member, college sponsored activity, or religious reasons. Documentation is required and must be presented at the Testing Center.
  • There are no fees for students taking Distance Learning Exams (unless the test is a make-up) and students approved for accommodations.


Cellular Phones, Electronic Equipment, Personal Belongings, etc.

  • Any such items are required to be in a secure/locked locker outside the testing room.
  • Cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off completely before being placed in the locker.
  • Hats, outdoor coats, watches, pens/pencils, drinks, food, candy, and gum are strictly prohibited in the testing rooms.
  • Test Center personnel are not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items checked.
  • For more details, refer to Items Restricted in the Testing Rooms.


Cheating & Testing

  • Test Center personnel closely monitor testing rooms. Cheating may include making an effort to remove test materials, notes, or scratch paper from the testing room, not following test procedures, failing to stop work when time is called, disturbing or attempting to get answers from another examinee, using unauthorized aids during testing, accessing unauthorized internet links, and disregarding proctor instructions.
  • An examinee found cheating may be referred for possible disciplinary action to the Dean of Student Services.
  • Cheating on a course exam will result in immediate notification to the Professor for possible disciplinary action.
  • Be advised that all testing rooms are monitored by a surveillance system.
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