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Kirkwood Test Center: Prohibited items and activities

Kirkwood Test Center aims to provide the highest quality testing services by maintaining a secure facility, skilled and courteous employees, and positive working relationships with students, faculty, and the public.

Temporary closure notice

Kirkwood Test Center at Cedar Rapids (Main Campus) will be closed on Wednesday, 19 June, and Thursday, 20 June, for facilities maintenance work. All existing appointments will be honored but no new appointments or walk-ins will be accepted. Regular operations will resume on Monday, 24 June.

Our location at Coralville (KRCUI) will remain open as scheduled.

Please check our Locations and Hours page for the most up-to-date closure information.


Prohibited items and activities

The following items and activities are not permitted in the Test Center, however this list is not intended to be exhaustive. As a condition of using the Test Center, you agree to follow any instructions given to you by the Test Center staff. Please refer to our rules for test takers for more detailed information. Third-party exam sponsor policies shall supersede these rules if a conflict exists.

Prohibited items

  • Personal items, including backpacks, briefcases, purses, bags, wallets, large jewelry items, and keys.
  • Weapons of any kind.
  • Mobile phones and personal electronic devices, including smart watches and other wearable technology.
  • Hats and headgear, with the exception of head coverings worn for a religious, medical, or cultural purpose.
  • Outerwear, including heavy coats and jackets, parkas, rain coats, gloves, scarves, and sunglasses.
  • Food and drink, including candy and gum.
  • Any materials or aids not approved by your instructor or exam sponsor.

Prohibited activities

  • Abusive speech or violence.
  • Possession or use of unauthorized materials in the test room.
  • Talking to anyone other than a staff member while in the test room.
  • Behavior that creates a disturbance in the test room or distracts other test takers.
  • Looking at or copying from another test taker's exam paper or computer screen.
  • Giving or receiving exam content or assistance of any kind.
  • Taking a break, or accessing a personal item during a break, without permission from a staff member, or taking repeated or lengthy breaks.
  • Remaining in the test room after the completion of your exam.
  • Removing exam content from the Test Center, or retaining any exam materials or aids that must be handed in at the completion of your exam.
  • Leaving a child under 17 unattended on campus while you are testing.

Academic integrity procedure

The Test Center follows the College's Academic Integrity procedure. You are responsible for learning about and being aware of activities that constitute an academic integrity violation.


The Test Center staff are authorized to refuse to admit you to your exam or dismiss you from your exam session if you are observed in possession of prohibited items, engaging in prohibited activities, or violating the Academic Integrity procedure. Misconduct will be reported to your instructor or exam sponsor.

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