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PS Exam Becomes Closed-Book

01/31/2013

In April 2012, it was decided the PS exam will be a closed-book exam starting with the April 2013 administration. The new NCEES PS Reference Handbook is the only material examinees may use during the exam. Proctors will distribute the PS Reference Handbook to candidates on exam day and collect the Handbook after the exam. Candidates will not be allowed to bring in their own copy of the Handbook or take itwith them when they leave. This applies only to the PS exam. The reference material for the FS exam will continue to be included inside the exam booklet. All reference materials for closed-books exams are posted on the NCEES website (www.ncees.org).

 

At the 2012 NCEES Annual Meeting, the Council voted to revise Exam Administration Policy (EAP) 6 to read in part: “There shall be no post-administration access to, or review of, examination questions.” Manual verification is still available for those Member Boards who allow it, but candidates are no longer allowed to review their examination.