(a)  For the purposes of this Rule, "test center" means those rooms where the Board administers written and practical examinations while the examinations are being conducted.

(b)  All candidates scheduled for an examination conducted by the Board shall:

(1)           provide two forms of identification, one of which shall have a photo of the candidate;

(2)           submit a signed copy of the exam instructions that the Board sent to the candidate;

(3)           wear closed-toed shoes and barber smocks or jackets, if they are taking a practical exam;

(4)           bring tools and supplies as required by the Board in its exam instructions; and

(5)           bring a hygienically clean model with natural hair and beard of sufficient length to demonstrate practical barbering proficiency as determined by the Board in its qualifying model policy.

(c)  The following shall be prohibited in the test center during examinations:

(1)           briefcases, bags, books, papers, or study materials;

(2)           cell phones, calculators, or other electronic devices;

(3)           eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum;

(4)           visitors, children, or pets;

(5)           talking by candidates; or

(6)           wearing or carrying any school identification on uniforms or equipment.

(d)  The Board shall not be responsible for lost or misplaced items.

(e)  No extra time for the examination shall be permitted unless mandated by State or federal law, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

(f)  No candidate shall leave the test center during the examination. Candidates may visit the restroom with the Board staff's permission but shall not receive any additional time for the examination.

(g)  No candidate may give or receive assistance during the examination. If a candidate gives or receives assistance during the examination, the Board staff shall stop the candidate's examination and the candidate shall be dismissed from the test center. The Board staff shall not score the examination and shall report the candidate to the Board, which shall make any decisions regarding discipline.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 86A-5(a)(4); 86A-8; 86A-9; 86A-24;

Eff. September 1, 2009;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2020.