Testing Policies and Procedures

The Testing Center at Texas A&M University - Commerce expects all students and testers to follow testing policies and procedures laid out below. Please read carefully over the following information to prepare yourself for the day of your exam.

Scheduling Your Exam

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins. Any testing/administration fees paid to the Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

For ALL exams you will be asked to present a valid photo ID. For most exams offered at the Testing Center, a valid driver's license, government issued ID, or passport will work, however, make sure you have the appropriate type of ID for the exam you are taking. Some exams require a secondary ID.  Know the requirements of the exam you are taking BEFORE you arrive.

*If you have questions about your ID, contact the testing company that owns your desired exam or the Testing Center well in advance of your scheduled exam.


For security reasons, lockers are provided for small personal items.  These may not be accessed during testing.  Examinees that utilize lockers are responsible for damage to lockers or lost keys, and can be assessed fees to cover the cost of lost keys and/or damage. It is advised that you leave non-essential personal items or items too big to be placed in lockers at home or locked securely in your car. The Testing Center is not responsible for lost, misplaced, or stolen items. 


Cell phones, iPods, mp3 players, digital watches, Fitbits or fitness trackers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room. Should you bring one of these items with you on test day, you will need to leave it in your car or secure it in one of the provided lockers. Should you use our lockers to store your cell phone or other electronic device, it must be powered completely off (not on silent or vibrate). Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the Testing Center.

Outside Materials and Prohibited Items

No outside books, papers, notes, calculators or other aids are allowed unless specified by your exam instructions. Use of unauthorized materials at your testing station constitutes cheating and is not tolerated. If it is determined that you are cheating, your test will be taken from you and/or stopped and appropriate action will be taken, depending upon the individual rules and policies of your exam. 

The following items are not authorized in the testing room and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Food and drink
  • Purses/backpacks/bags/briefcases
  • Hats
  • Large outwear (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc.)
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices
  • Recording devices, such as USB drives, handheld records
  • Photographic equipment
  • Watches of any kind (including but not limited to analog watches, smart watches, electronic watches, Fitbit or other fitness trackers/devices)

Testing Center Supplied Items

The Testing Center will provided testers with the following on test day:

  • Scratch paper
  • Pencils
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs (upon request)
  • Scantrons (if needed for exam)
  • Calculator (if authorized for use)


Children are not allowed in the Testing Center.  Children cannot be left unattended without an adult in the One Stop Shop, surrounding buildings or parking lots while you test.This policy includes test administrations in other buildings on the A&M-Commerce campus or off-site testing locations.  

Testers that arrive with children will not be allowed to test and will need to reschedule their exam for another day.  You will forfeit your testing fees and must repay in order to reschedule your exam for professional/certification exams or any exam registered through a third-party company such as, but not limited to, TExES, TOEFL, CPCE, NCE or CASTLE.

Weather Related and University Closings

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Testing Accommodations

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