What to Expect on the Day of the ACAT Exam

Please report to your exam location at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled testing time. You must bring your confirmation notice and a current, government-issued photo identification with signature (original driver’s license, immigration card, passport, state ID card, or military ID card). You will NOT be admitted without proper identification.

Your first and last name on your confirmation notice must match the first and last name on your identification exactly. If you have more than one last name listed on your government-issued photo ID, the same last names must be reflected on the confirmation notice. If you have a hyphenated last name, it must be hyphenated on both the identification and on your confirmation notice in order to be admitted. Presenting name change documentation (marriage license, etc.) at the testing center is not acceptable. Name change documentation may be submitted to Scantron at least one week prior to your testing appointment if needed.

Food and beverages are NOT allowed in the examination area. All personal items including books, notebooks, other papers, all electronic equipment (i.e. cell phones, cameras, etc.), bookbags, coats, etc. are NOT permitted. The proctor will provide a dry erase board for making notes or scratch paper and a pencil.

A list of prohibited items and more information is on the confirmation notice from Scantron.