When should I arrive at my test center on exam day?
You should plan to arrive at your testing center 30 minutes prior to your start time to allow adequate time to be signed in by the Testing Center Administrator. If you are more than 30 minutes late for your appointment, you will not be permitted to test.
What should I bring with me to the test center?
For the Cardiac Device exams for the Physician and Allied Professional, and the Cardiac EP exam for the Allied Professional - Remember to bring your Scheduling Permit and an unexpired Government Issued Photo ID. Check your permit to ensure that the first and last names on your scheduling permit and the first and last names on your ID are the same.*
*If the names do not match, you will not be permitted to test. If you find that your names do not match, you must contact IBHRE at least two weeks prior to the exam to obtain a new permit.
You may bring personal items such as cell phones, purses, and food to the testing center but you may not carry those items into the testing room. The Test Center Administrator will provide you with a locker to store your personal belongings while you are testing. For a complete list of the Prometric Test Center Rules and Regulations, be sure to review the Computer Based testing section of this website.
May I bring scratch paper with me into the testing room?
No. Any outside paper or writing instrument is strictly forbidden in the testing room. You may request a laminated sheet and dry erase marker from the Test Center Administrator. If you have to leave the testing room for any reason, you must return the laminated sheet to the Test Center Administrator before exiting.
Will I need to bring my own calculator and caliper to the exam?
No. The testing software is equipped with electronic calculators and calipers which you may use throughout the exam. You can practice using these functions by downloading the IBHRE Computer-Based Testing Tutorial prior to the exam.
May I bring earplugs with me to the testing center to block out typing noises?
Yes. You may bring soft earplugs to use during the exam. The Test Center Administrator must inspect earplugs before you enter the testing room. You may also request noise-blocking headphones at the testing site.
May I bring a magnifying glass with me to see exam questions better?
Candidates should seek prior approval from IBHRE to use a magnifying glass during the exam. The Test Center Administrator will permit candidates with prior approval to bring their own magnifying glass into the testing room upon inspection.
When will my exam session officially begin?
As soon as the Test Center Administrator signs you into your computer using the Candidate Identification Number (CIN) located at the bottom of your permit, your exam will officially begin.
How is the exam structured?
For the Cardiac Device exams for the Physician and Allied Professional, and the Cardiac EP exam for the Allied Professional -After an optional 15-minute tutorial, your exam will begin. The exam consists of 200 questions. You will be presented these questions in five blocks of 40. You will have 54 minutes to complete each block. At the end of each block, you will be given the option of continuing to the next block or taking a scheduled break. You will have a total of 15 minutes of scheduled break time for the entire exam.