Primary Certification

Preparing your Exam Room for Virtual Part II

Taking a virtual exam is quite different from an in-person examination. Because the examination takes place in the candidates' homes or offices, the candidate is responsible for clearing a work space and ensuring there are no prohibited items with them during the examination. During the check-in process, ABPMR staff will be conducting a room scan with the candidate, and candidates are encouraged to prepare their space ahead of time so check-in can go smoothly.

To prepare the desk and room for the exam, candidates should ensure they have the allowed items—and not much else:

  • Computer (connected to power) with built-in or external webcam
  • Wired headphones or earbuds with microphone
  • Government-issued identification
  • Drink in a plain container
  • Two (2) sheets of blank paper
  • One writing utensil

Candidates should check out the graphic below (click to enlarge) to help prepare their space for the exam, and as always, contact the ABPMR with any questions.

Originally Published: August 26, 2020