What security procedures will be in place during the state examination

PSI has a number of security procedures that will be in place during the examination and must be adhered to by all applicants taking the exam:

· Calculators used for the exam must be silent and battery-operated. They must also be non-programmable and without paper-tape printing capabilities. Calculators must not have a keyboard containing the alphabet.

· PSI recommends not bringing personal belongings into the exam room. Any personal belongings that you bring to the exam must be put in the secure storage that is provided at each site before you will be allowed access to the exam room. Personal belongings not allowed into the exam room include, but are not limited to, the following:

o Electronic devices of any type, including mobile phones, recording devices, electronic/smart watches, cameras, pagers, laptop computers, tablet computers such as iPads, music players, radios or electronic games.

o Bulky or loose clothing or outerwear that could be used to conceal recording devices or notes. For security purposes, outerwear includes, but is not limited to, the following: open sweaters, cardigans, shawls, scarves, hoodies, vests, jackets and coats are not permitted in the exam room. In the event you are asked to remove the outerwear, you must have appropriate attire, such as a shirt or blouse, underneath.

o Hats or headgear not worn for religious reasons or worn as religious apparel, including hats, baseball caps, or visors.

o Other personal items, including purses, notebooks, reference or reading material, briefcases, backpacks, wallets, pens, pencils, other writing devices, food, drinks, and good luck items.

· PSI is not responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of any personal belongings or prohibited items brought to, stored at, or left behind at the examination site. This is true even though each exam site will provide secure storage for personal items. PSI assumes no responsibility in respect to such items and makes no representation that the secure storage provided will be effective in protecting such item from theft, loss or damage.

· If you leave any items at the examination site after you have completed your exam and do not claim them within 30 days, PSI will dispose of them or donate them, at its discretion.

· If someone accompanies you to the exam location, they may not wait in the exam center, inside the building or on the building grounds. This applies to any guests accompanying a candidate, including drivers, children, friends, family members, colleagues, instructors or others.

· Candidates may not smoke, eat or drink in the examination center.

· During the check-in process, all candidates will be asked if they possess any prohibited items. You may also be asked to empty your pockets and turn them out for the proctor to ensure they are empty. The proctor may also ask you to lift up the ends of your sleeves and the bottoms of your pant legs to ensure you are not hiding notes or electronic devices there.

· Proctors will also carefully inspect eyeglass frames, tie tacks, or any other accessory that could be used to hide a recording device. Proctors may ask to inspect items in candidates’ pockets.

· If prohibited items are found during check-in, candidates must put them in the provided secure storage or return these items to their vehicle. PSI will not be responsible for the security of any personal belongings or prohibited items brought to the exam scene and will not guarantee the security of the storage offered.

· Any candidate for affiliate broker license possessing prohibited items in the examination room shall immediately have his or her test results invalidated, and PSI will notify the Tennessee Real Estate Commission of the occurrence.

· Any affiliate broker candidate found to be giving or receiving assistance on an exam, possessing unauthorized materials, or who violates any security regulations will be asked to surrender all examination materials and leave the examination center. All such instances will be reported to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission.

· Copying or communicating examination content violates a candidate’s contract with PSI, as well as federal and state law. Either may result in the disqualification of examination results and may also lead to legal action.

· Once candidates have been seated and the examination begins, they are only permitted to leave the examination room to use the restroom and must obtain permission from the proctor to do so. Candidates will not receive extra time to complete the exam because of restroom breaks.