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At the Part IV Test Site


  • You must show two forms of identification at registration; one of which must be a government-issued photo ID.
  • If you do NOT register at the assigned test site at the time indicated on the information packet, you will not be permitted to participate in the Part IV Exam.
  • You will receive instructions concerning test procedures prior to the start of each part of the exam.
  • The NBCE will provide all necessary equipment for the Part IV Exam, such as clipboards, paper and #2 pencils.
  • You should bring lunch, snacks, soft drinks or water. Pack food and drinks in clear plastic bags to facilitate security screening. You will not be permitted to leave the campus until check-out time on each day of the exam.


  • Examinees may be subject to individual security screening procedures, including the use of metal detecting wands. Examinees who refuse to submit to individual security screenings may be denied entrance to, or be expelled from the testing area.
  • The only items you will be allowed to bring into the testing area are two forms of identification, your food and beverages items, packaged as described above, and a key to your car. (Remote keyless entry devices for vehicles are not permitted.) Any other items that may be questioned by security or test site personnel will not be allowed.
  • You must use the pencils provided by the NBCE.
  • Nursing mothers should notify registration staff upon arrival at the test site. Nursing mothers may bring a breast pump and a small cooler (which will be inspected). They may access these items only during scheduled sequestration periods.

You may be disqualified or permanently prohibited from taking or continuing to take an examination, and your scores on an examination or all examinations taken may be withheld, revoked, or invalidated, if the test administrator or other NBCE representatives conclude:

  1. You have provided any false or misleading information, committed forgery, or failed to reveal material information in any communication directed to the NBCE, or on any forms submitted to the NBCE.
  2. You take an examination for another person or another person takes an examination in your place.
  3. You have given or received aid in the examination as evidenced by observation or statistical analyses of answer sheets.
  4. You have engaged in any act or conduct that jeopardizes or could jeopardize the security or integrity of NBCE examinations; such action or conduct may include, but is not limited to, copying or reproducing any portion of the examination, or memorizing questions and answers and furnishing those memorized questions and/or answers to any other person at any time.
  5. You have engaged in any other conduct that may invalidate the examination results, including, but not limited to, removing items from the testing room.
  6. You have engaged in any behavior that is deemed to be disruptive, offensive or inappropriate in any way to the testing environment.

NBCE examinations are copyrighted. Reproduction of NBCE test questions violates copyright laws and may result in prosecution. The NBCE may contact school officials and annotate transcripts of examinees whose conduct is deemed inappropriate or disruptive to the testing process.