(a)  When taking a license examination, an applicant shall not:

(1)           cheat or attempt to cheat on the examination by any means, including giving or receiving assistance or using notes of any type;

(2)           communicate with any person other than an examination supervisor for any purpose in any manner;

(3)           have in his or her possession or utilize in any manner study materials or notes or any device that may be used to:

(A)          communicate with others;

(B)          access information; or

(C)          record or store photographs, visual images, audio or other information about the examination;

(4)           have in his or her possession or utilize a calculator that:

(A)          permits the storage, entry or retrieval of alphabetic characters; or

(B)          is not silent, hand-held and either battery-powered or solar-powered;

(5)           have in his or her possession a wallet, pocketbook, bag or similar item that can be used to store materials prohibited by this Rule;

(6)           refuse to demonstrate to the examination supervisor that pockets on any item of clothing do not contain materials prohibited by this Rule;

(7)           leave or attempt to leave the testing area with any materials provided for the purpose of taking the examination or with any information, notes or other information about the content of the examination; or

(8)           refuse to comply with the instructions of the Commission and the Commission's test provider for taking the examination; or

(9)           disrupt in any manner the administration of the examination.

(b)  Violation of this Rule shall result in dismissal from an examination, invalidation of examination scores, forfeiture of examination and application fees and denial of a real estate license, as well as for disciplinary action if the applicant has been issued a license.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A-4(d);

Eff. December 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014; April 1, 2006; July 1, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.