APSCA Auditor Handbook
Auditors are NOT allowed to:
• Record / Print / screenshot or otherwise capture information from the exam site, either during the
set- up phase or once the test questions are visible.
• Take screenshots, photos, or record the Proctor, Interviewer, and / or Evaluator. Any inappropriate
behavior in this regard will be documented by ProctorU / Evaluator, recorded, and ﬂagged to APSCA for
possible disciplinary action. See Appendix B regarding impact of exam integrity not being adhered to.
• Use of printed materials and / or use or attempt to use / access internet materials / resources during
the exam. This includes sites that provide a deﬁnition / translation of a word or using right click on your
mouse to obtain synonyms etc. Unless prior approval by APSCA has been given, using external resources
is not acceptable.
• Receive help from any person during the exam. This includes, but is not limited to, security or other types
of cameras within the room, people looking through windows into the testing area, making phone calls,
or any other form of communication.
• No person may enter or exit the room during the Exam (this includes the Auditor (test taker).
The test taker may not get up from his / her workstation during the exam. If this occurs, a warning
will be noted on the exam. The recording will be reviewed, and the exam may be disallowed. If special
accommodations are required due to medical reasons, please arrange this in advance of the exam with
APSCA. Special accommodations cannot be established solely with your Member Firm OR ProctorU.
For Part III ensure you follow both the Proctor and Evaluator / Interviewer’s guidance. You must always
acknowledge any communication / messages coming through to you from the Proctor via the ProctorU
chat box at all times.
Items which are NOT allowed in the testing area or on your workspace during the Exam include:
a. Any digital device, including, but not limited to, smart phone, tablet, digital or smart watch, ear buds
/ head phones (except for Part III), and any other equipment which may be used to receive or send
messages, record, transmit, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content or accessing online
information during the exam to try and get information to assist in answering the exam questions or to
record the exam content. Note that you may have your phone nearby in the initial setup phase, but once
the exam begins, it should be in another room and / or switched onto silent mode or oﬀ and out of reach.
b. Pamphlets or papers of any kind (including blank paper), unless allowed in a speciﬁc exam, as noted
above (e.g. one sheet of blank paper for Part II exam only).
c. Laptops, notebooks, personal devices or any other personal computing devices other than the machine
being used for the Exam.
d. Cameras or any other type of photographic equipment (includes security cameras).
e. Timers of any type (a clock will be visible on the bottom right-hand corner of your computer and a
countdown timer within the exam will be located on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen).
TIPS IF USING A TRANSLATOR
• Ensure your answers clearly convey your message, speaking in shorter sentences can also be helpful.
The translator will be doing a “literal” translation.
• If the translator asks for clariﬁcation or to repeat what you have said, please rephrase the sentence in a
• The translator cannot see your exam or screen, they only have audio and are there to translate what you
Part I - None
Part II - Case Study
• Calculator (that is NOT on a phone or computer
• Pen or pencil and one (1) blank piece of A4 or letter size paper
• The case study is visible on the screen, there is an online highlighting function and an on-screen place
to type notes.
Part III - Simulated Interview only
• Calculator (that is NOT on a phone or computer)
• The scenarios are visible on the screen and there is an on-screen place to type notes, paper is not allowed.
Version & Date:
APSCA Auditor Handbook-D019
Version 13 - June 2022
Version 12 - April 2022
This document is no longer version controlled once printed.
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