Test Day Information

The Purdue Testing Center enforces test sponsor regulations to ensure the integrity of all tests and the safety of our students. The following rules apply:


Please have your ID(s) ready when you arrive to test. Please review the rules regarding identification for your particular exam. You may be required to have multiple IDs or a certain type of ID. If you do not have valid, acceptable identification, you will not be admitted.

No outerwear

Outerwear is not allowed in the testing room and will need to be stored in a locker prior to admission. Outerwear includes coats, jackets, vests, scarves, hooded sweatshirts, and other shirts/sweatshirts/sweaters with hoods, pockets, and/or pouches.

No hats or other head coverings

Unless worn as a religious requirement.

No electronic devices

This includes cell phones, laptops, tablets, music players, headphones, recording devices, electronic storage devices, translators, watches, fitness trackers, etc.


Calculators are allowed for some exams, but are subject to approval. Please review the rules and restrictions for your particular exam.

No study materials

It is your responsibility to prepare for your exam in advance. Studying is not allowed in the Testing Center.

No reference materials or papers of any kind

Textbooks, notes, pamphlets, etc. are not allowed. If necessary, scratch paper or note taking materials will be provided.

No writing utensils

If necessary, writing utensils will be provided.
(Temporary exception: as a safety measure against the spread of COVID-19, students may provide their own wooden #2 pencils for some exams. Mechanical pencils, pens, highlighters, and other types or writing utensils are prohibited.)

No food, drinks, gum, or tobacco products

You may not have or consume food, drinks, gum, candy, etc. in the testing room. Exams which include breaks allow access to these items only during scheduled breaks, outside of the testing room.


Jewelry that is wider than 1/4 inch must be removed for Pearson Vue testing. Religious jewelry is not considered religious apparel and is subject to the same rules as other jewelry.

Storing Personal Items

For all tests administered in Schleman Hall, Room B42, you will be required to empty your pockets and store all personal items, including electronics, watches, jewelry, wallets, keys, and cell phones, in the provided lockers. You will be allowed to take the locker key with you into the testing room, and your items will be secure. If you still would not feel comfortable storing certain personal items in a locker, please do not bring those items with you to the Testing Center.

Allowable Items

Some test vendors may allow certain “comfort aid” items. Please review rules and restrictions for your particular exam.
FE/FS testers: please note that the NCEES allowance of a “light sweater or jacket” still does not include any outerwear item with a hood or pockets. 
Allowable items are subject to inspection by Testing Center Administrators.

Academic Integrity

Purdue University standards of academic integrity apply in the Testing Center. For more information, please refer to Academic Integrity – Office of the Dean of Students.

Other Notes

We do our best to keep the testing room at a comfortable temperature, but it can be cool. You may wish to wear a long-sleeved shirt. Again, we cannot allow any outerwear to be worn in the testing room. If you are unable to store your outerwear in a locker (ie: wearing a hoodie or other sweatshirt/sweater with pockets or a hood without another shirt under it) you will not be admitted.

The testing room is a confined space. Please be considerate in your use of fragrance and refrain from applying or using cologne, perfume, hairspray, air freshener, or similar products in the Testing Center, as the use of such products may trigger allergic reactions or create other health problems.

Please call or stop by our office prior to your exam date if you have any questions about these rules.

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