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Exam Preparation

On Exam Day

  • Plan to arrive at the exam location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time. 

  • Provide your government-issued photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, passport) (Important: The candidate’s name on the confirmation email and government photo must match exactly or the person will not be admitted to take the exam)

  • Complete your Medical Verification Form, Code of Ethics/Substance Abuse Agreement, Confidentiality Agreement, and Security Agreement at the start of the testing session

  • Complete your scheduled exam(s)

To provide a fair and consistent environment for all candidates, the exams are delivered using standardized procedures following strict security protocols. Candidates are required to follow all testing site rules at all times. Failure to follow these rules may result in termination of testing, invalidation of the candidate’s exam score, and/or disciplinary action.

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Exam Security

  • All candidates are expected to answer the exam questions independently. Information sharing, teamwork, or any other collaborative relationship with another candidate during the exam is prohibited. Any violation of this policy is misconduct/cheating. Any candidate engaged in this behavior may be subject to score cancellation and not be allowed to sit for future administrations of the exam.

  • No exam questions are to be discussed during or after the exam administration. Any infraction of these terms is a violation of your ethical responsibilities and subject to the disciplinary policy. It is also a violation of exam security.

  • Any attempt to reproduce all or part of any CIC exam is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to removing materials from the testing room; aiding others by any means in reconstructing any portion of the exam; posting content on any discussion forum or web site; and selling, distributing, receiving, or having unauthorized possession of any portion of the exam. Alleged copyright violations will be investigated and, if warranted, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It should be noted that examination scores may become invalid in the event of this type of suspected breach. Permanent revocation of certification may occur if allegations are substantiated.

  • Irregularities observed during testing, including, but not limited to creating a disturbance, givinggiving, or receiving unauthorized information or aid to or from other persons, or attempting to remove test materials or notes from the testing area, may be sufficient cause to terminate candidate participation in the examination administration or to invalidate scores. Irregularities may also be evidenced by subsequent statistical analysis of testing materials. When testing irregularities occur, they are fully investigated by CIC in collaboration with CIC Governing Council and any appropriate courses of action will be taken to address the issue.





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