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Personal Items

Items Not Permitted

The following items are NOT allowed in the testing room.
  • Electronic devices including
    • Cell phones
    • PDAs
    • Personal calculators (Test Center provided calculators are permitted)
    • Translators
    • Any other electronic devices
  • Outerwear, e.g. coats or jackets
  • Hats, barrettes and clips larger than 1/4 inch or hairbands wider than 1/2 inch
  • Wallets, watches or jewelry wider than 1/4 inch
  • Backpacks, briefcases, purses or other bags
  • Notes, books or translating devices
  • Pens or pencils
  • Food or drinks
  • Water bottles, inhalers, eye drops or lip balm
  • Weapons of any kind

Permitted Items

Religious apparel is allowed in the testing room.

The items listed below are considered comfort aids and do not require pre-approval. They will be allowed in the testing room after visual inspection by the Testing Center staff. Visual inspection will be done by examining the item without directly touching it or the candidate and without asking the candidate to remove the item. The presence of any other items in the testing room, including medical equipment not listed below, must be requested and approved through the accommodations process.

Comfort Aids That Must be Provided by Testing Center:
  • Earplugs
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Tissues/Kleenex

Permitted Medicine and Medical Devices:

  • Bandages
  • Braces including neck, back, wrist, leg or ankle braces
  • Casts including slings for broken/sprained arms and other injury-related items that cannot be removed
  • Cough drops (must be unwrapped and not in a bottle/container)
  • Eye drops
  • Eye patches
  • Eyeglasses (without case)
  • Handheld (non-electronic) magnifying glass (without case)
  • Hearing aids/Cochlear implant
  • Inhaler
  • Medical alert bracelet
  • Medical device attached to a person’s body including, but not limited to, insulin pumps/remotes, TENS unit, spinal cord stimulator
  • EpiPen (TCAs will file an IR if a candidate uses this aid.)
  • Medical/surgical face masks
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Pillows/cushions
  • Pills such as Tylenol or aspirin (must be unwrapped and not in a bottle/container)
  • Candidates may bring pills that are still in the packaging if the packaging states they MUST remain in the packaging, such as nitro glycerin pills that cannot be exposed to air. Packaging must be properly inspected. (If a candidate brings pills in the wrapper/packaging into the testing room, TCAs will file IR.)
     Permitted Mobility Devices:
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Motorized scooters/chairs
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs