What are the exam policies at the Florida Pearson VUE testing center?

The Candidate Information Booklet lists those supplies that are not authorized to be taken into the testing room. Unauthorized items are subject to removal by the testing center’s staff.

The following items are NOT allowed in the testing room during the test: cameras, tape recorders, computers, pagers, or cell phones. Watches with alarms must be silenced. Also prohibited are notes and reference materials, thesauruses, personal defense items, backpacks, briefcases, fanny packs, or pocketbooks.

Applicants who wish to cancel their exam must contact Pearson VUE at least 2 DAYS before the testing appointment. Should an applicant cancel an exam less than 2 DAYS prior to the testing appointment, or miss the exam, this may result in the forfeiture of testing fees.

If candidates are not able to attend the scheduled test, acceptable excuses include: an illness for the test taker or someone in their immediate family, a death in their immediate family, a traffic accident, military duty, scheduled jury duty, or a court appearance.

All candidates asking for excused absences must submit written verification and supporting documentation to Pearson VUE no later than four days after the originally scheduled test date. The paperwork and documentation submitted regarding medical absences must include the nurse or doctor’s original signature. As such, stamped signatures are not acceptable for excused absences. Candidates will be required to pay the examination fee, and possibly have to reapply to Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Licensing, if a candidate does not show up for the scheduled exam.