Prometric to Update Security Process

Starting October 15, 2016, Prometric test centers in the U.S. will closely inspect eyeglasses, jewelry, and other accessories.

This new security measure will impact all Prometric customers, including ARE candidates, and will help prevent small recording devices from entering the exam room. Beginning October 15, here’s what candidates can expect:

  • All candidates will be required to remove their eyeglasses for visual inspection by a Test Center Administrator (TCA). These brief inspections will occur during initial check-in and upon return from breaks.
  • Most types of jewelry are prohibited, with the exception of wedding or engagement rings. Candidates should avoid bringing watches, necklaces, bracelets, or earrings to the test center.
  • Other accessories are subject to inspection, such as headbands, hair clips, ties, cufflinks, or scarves. Please note: religious and medical head coverings are permitted.

If you have any questions about the types of accessories subject to inspection, please contact Prometric directly.