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EXAM DAY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT! WHAT TO BRING TO THE EXAM:
To gain admission to the Test Center, you must present two forms of identification (ID).
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The primary form of ID must be government issued, current, and include your photo and signature.
Examples of valid primary forms of ID are: driver's license with photo, state ID card with photo,
passport, military ID card with photo. No expired or temporary IDs allowed.
The secondary form of ID must display your name and signature for signature verification (e.g., credit
card with signature, social security card with signature, employment/student ID card with signature).
If your name on your exam registration record is different than it appears on your ID, you must bring
proof of your name change (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree, or court order).
If you fail to provide required identification, you will not be admitted for testing and it is considered
a missed appointment. No rescheduling or refund of fees will be permitted. To register for the exam
again, you must meet a current pathway of eligibility and submit an exam application with fees for
review and approval.
You may bring a silent, non-programmable, battery-operated calculator without alphabetic keypad
or printing capabilities into the testing room (optional) and it must be approved by the test center
administrator. You will not be provided a calculator. You will be provided with pencils and scratch
paper.
After your identification has been confirmed, you will go to a testing carrel and enter your ID number into the
computer. Your photo, taken before beginning the exam, will remain on your screen throughout the exam.
Prior to taking the exam, you will be given an opportunity to take a short practice test. The practice exam
is NOT counted as part of your exam score or the three hours (180 minutes) allowed to complete the CDM
Credentialing Exam.
No personal items, valuables, or weapons are allowed in the Test Center. No watches, hats, wallets, keys,
pagers, or cell phones are allowed in the testing room unless they are securely locked in the locker which
will be provided for you in the testing room. Cell phones must be turned off before placing in the designated
secure location. Large coats and jackets must be left outside the testing room. If any personal items are
observed or heard (cell phones, alarms) in the testing room after the exam is started, you will be dismissed
and the exam application and fee forfeited. PSI security standards are designed to ensure all candidates are
provided the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.
No questions concerning the content of the exam may be asked during the exam and no talking is allowed.
Eating, drinking, or smoking is not permitted in the Test Center. You may take a break whenever you wish,
but you will not be allowed additional time to complete the exam. No guests, visitors, or family members are
allowed in the testing room or reception areas.
Exam candidates may submit feedback about the testing experience to the Test Center administrator or in
writing to CBDM. PSI provides the CBDM monthly incident reports for review and determination of resolution.
EXAM SCORING & RESULTS
During the exam, questions may be unanswered or bookmarked for return later in the testing session. Before
exiting the exam, be sure to answer each question. There's no penalty for guessing, but unanswered items
will be scored as incorrect. PSI is responsible for the validity and integrity of scores they report. Occurrences
such as a computer malfunction or candidate misconduct may cause a score to be suspect. PSI and CBDM
reserve the right to void or withhold exam results if violation of its regulations is discovered.
Passing Score Information
Historically, answering about 70% of the scored items correctly has been required to pass the exam. Your
score report will indicate the exact number of test items that you must answer correctly to pass the exam as
well as the number of test items that you answered correctly out of the possible 140 scored items. (The 20
pretest questions are not scored and are not included in the total score.) Your score report will also indicate
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook

The CDM Credentialing Exam: What You Need to Know
Exam Day Information
Maintaining Your Credential
Employment Verification Form
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CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook - Maintaining Your Credential
CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook - Employment Verification Form
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