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Happy home stretch, Maryland peeps.. Can anyone point me to where I can find the "Maryland Specific Exam Rules" that have been mentioned? I'm fairly confident about the exam material, but with less than a week to go, I want to be sure I am compliant with the exam site rules regarding things like clear plastic bins, what consists of an "approved comfort aid", whether I will run afoul of the proctors for drawing process lines on 11x17 psych charts, etc. The DLLR website isn't helpful, as it seems to only discuss the requirements to be seated for the exam, but not rules for the exam itself. Other than the exam notice, and the general NCEES rules, is there somewhere else I should be looking for Maryland Specific exam rules that are above and/or beyond the exam notice and the NCEES rules? I also want to check if my fitbit is good to go (jk) 

Thanks, 

-J

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1 hour ago, Jimbo Three said:

Happy home stretch, Maryland peeps.. Can anyone point me to where I can find the "Maryland Specific Exam Rules" that have been mentioned? I'm fairly confident about the exam material, but with less than a week to go, I want to be sure I am compliant with the exam site rules regarding things like clear plastic bins, what consists of an "approved comfort aid", whether I will run afoul of the proctors for drawing process lines on 11x17 psych charts, etc. The DLLR website isn't helpful, as it seems to only discuss the requirements to be seated for the exam, but not rules for the exam itself. Other than the exam notice, and the general NCEES rules, is there somewhere else I should be looking for Maryland Specific exam rules that are above and/or beyond the exam notice and the NCEES rules? I also want to check if my fitbit is good to go (jk) 

Thanks, 

-J

In Oct 2013 they sent out the NCEES examinee guide, exam authorization sheet which included a box at the top with site specific instructions, and a separate page with Maryland site specific rules. I don't recall them sending it out the last one in Oct 2014. Back then they sent everything in a single email (or a link to a site with everything). No one else has mentioned the Maryland specific rules sheet since then either. I included it in the original post a couple years ago because I thought it was still a thing. Maybe it's since been phased out.

So long as you follow the more restrictive rules from the NCESS guide and authorization sheet you should be okay. They'll reread the rules before the test and give you an opportunity to "get legal" before everything starts.

You can always contact DLLR if you have any questions.

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We're less than 10 days out from the test so it's time for the semi-annual bump of the Maryland test takers. Feel free to post any questions here about taking the test in Maryland.

 

This is a living thread so the reader can see how the rules have changed over time *cough* fitbit *cough*. Likewise, after you take the test next week come back and post your own insights and advice. Especially if anyone has an answer to the seat cushion question.

 

Remember to read the all of the rules, leave your electronics in the car, and wear nothing on your wrists. Good luck next week!

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On 10/17/2018 at 7:35 AM, RBHeadge PE said:

Especially if anyone has an answer to the seat cushion question. 

FWIW.. I brought and used a seat cushion (April, 2018). It was never an issue with the proctors. I brought it into the room in my clear crate along with my other materials, and left it on my chair during the lunch break.  I didn't notice anyone else with a cushion, but it was a room with 300+ test takers so I can't be sure. I definitely received a lot of jealous looks from other test takers when sitting back down for the afternoon session. I highly recommend bringing a cushion simply to minimize the number of potential mental distractions during the exam.

If in doubt however, check with the board. 

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Semi-annual

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Post any Maryland specific questions or advice here. Feel free to come back after the exam and share anything new too!

Leave all electronics and in the car and wear nothing on your wrists.

Good luck next Friday!

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On 3/27/2019 at 12:51 PM, RBHeadge PE said:

and wear nothing on your wrists.

Maryland does allow you to wear a wrist watch (but it can not be a smart watch). I took the test in October 2018 and if you didn't bring a watch you were out of luck. There was absolutely no clock during the morning test. During lunch the proctors set up two very large digital count down clocks which were used during the afternoon test. 

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On 3/28/2019 at 8:37 PM, rubyred15 said:

Maryland does allow you to wear a wrist watch (but it can not be a smart watch). I took the test in October 2018 and if you didn't bring a watch you were out of luck. There was absolutely no clock during the morning test. During lunch the proctors set up two very large digital count down clocks which were used during the afternoon test. 

Interesting. Anyone else take it April 2018? If I'm recalling correctly, I brought a wrist watch and they would not allow them. They had the large countdown clocks the whole exam so maybe that's why. But it would be nice if they were consistent!

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