A CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

A CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

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What is the candidate responsibility statement?

The candidate responsibility statement is an ethical oath required by all FRM Candidates. Please find a copy of it below:

I understand, accept, and agree to comply with all conditions, requirements, policies, and procedures for the FRM Exam established by GARP, and as amended from time to time. I understand that such conditions, requirements, policies, and procedures include all material set forth on the GARP website for this year's Exam, as well as policies and procedures that may be established and amended from time to time, information about which is available by contacting GARP on this website or through GARP communications with FRM candidates. I understand that GARP has the authority to enforce its conditions, requirements, policies, and procedures against me by rejecting, suspending, or terminating my FRM candidacy at any time or, following due process, declining to award me the right to use the FRM designation, for my failure to satisfactorily adhere to the conditions, requirements, policies, and procedures or to comply with GARP’s Code of Conduct.

I understand that all registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

I represent that the information contained in my application and Candidate Responsibility Statement is truthful and complete. I agree to notify GARP of any material changes to my responses to any of the questions on my application, including my current address.

I have read and understand all the "Exam Policies" before finalizing my registration for this Exam. I have reviewed my application, and everything I have stated is true. By electronically transmitting this application, I indicate my agreement with each of the terms and conditions. I understand that I will be bound by the Candidate Responsibility Statement and GARP's Code of Conduct.

How should I prepare for Exam day?

  • As a candidate for the Exam you are expected to be familiar with the Exam site and arrive at least one hour beforethe Exam is set to begin.
  • Be prepared to present an original, non-expired passport or driver’s license for admission.
  • The name on your admission ticket needs to exactly match the name on your passport or driver’s license. If it currently does not match, please contact member services before the Exam!
  • You will need to bring a PRINTEDadmission ticket.
  • The doors will close promptly at 7:45 am and 1:45 pm, respectively. They cannot be opened for candidates that arrive late, no matter what may have happened. Some parts of the world may have a different start time, so be sure to read your admission ticket!

Do I need to bring a paper admission ticket?

Yes. Candidates should not expect to gain admission to the Exam via a smartphone that contains an electronic copy of their Admission Ticket. A paper Admission Ticket is required for entry to the Exam. There are no exceptions to this.

What should I bring to the Exam site?

Only the following items are allowed to be on your desk during the Exam:

  • A PRINTED admission ticket
  • An original non-expired government issued passport or driver’s license including photograph.
  • A GARP approved calculator(s)
  • There is no need to bring any writing instruments. Pencils will be provided by GARP. These will be on your desk when you arrive (please take them home)!

Typical Exam Day Schedule

Once the Exam doors have closed, for the morning or afternoon session, candidates are not allowed to enter and sit for the Exam. There are no exceptions to this rule.

FRM Exam Part I Session

  • 7:00 am Candidates may begin to check in
  • 7:46 am once the doors have closed, the Exam is distributed and Exam instructions are read.
  • 8:00 am Exam begins
  • 8:30 am 3.5 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 9:00 am 3 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 9:30 am 2.5 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 10:00 am 2 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 10:30 am 1.5 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 11:00 am 1 hour remaining announcement is made
  • 11:30 am 30 minutes remaining announcement is made
  • 11:55 am 5 minutes remaining announcement is made
  • 12:00 pm Exam is over, materials are collected, and candidates are released.


FRM Exam Part II Session

  • 1:00 pm Candidates may begin to check in
  • 1:45 pm Doors close promptly. No late candidate will be permitted to enter.
  • 1:46 pm Once the doors have closed, the Exam is distributed and Exam instructions are read.
  • 2:00 pm Exam begins
  • 2:30 pm 3.5 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 3:00 pm 3 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 3:30 pm 2.5 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 4:00 pm 2 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 4:30 pm 1.5 hours remaining announcement is made
  • 5:00 pm 1 hour remaining announcement is made
  • 5:30 pm 30 minutes remaining announcement is made
  • 5:55 pm 5 minutes remaining announcement is made
  • 6:00 pm Exam is over, materials are collected, and candidates are released.

Note: Some Exam sites may have a different start time. Please be sure to check your admission ticket.
 

Upon entering the Exam, will I be subject to screening?

Proctors and security personnel may ask to inspect your belongings at check-in to ensure that prohibited items are not carried into the Exam room.

The following items may be carried in your pockets or placed UNDER your seat, preferably in a transparent bag:

  • Wallet (money purse)
  • Calculator batteries, eye-glasses, earplugs.
  • Medicine, tissues, and other medically necessary items.
  • Food and drinks. All food and drinks must be consumed outsidethe testing room.

Can I bring my Smartphone?

A candidate may bring one (1) cellular phone into the exam room. It must be turned completely off (airplane mode is not sufficient) and placed facedown under the candidate's seat.

If a candidate's cellular phone emits any type of noise (e.g., ring, beep, etc.) during the Exam, the candidate will not be allowed to continue with the Exam, the candidate's answer sheet will be collected (and will not be graded) and the proctor will escort the candidate from the exam room. This will apply if the cellular phone is in the exam room or in the designated personal belonging area.

Any Other Personal Belongings

Should you have any other miscellaneous items such as those listed below, please notify the room supervisors and he or she will direct you to place those items in a designated area away from the Exam room. You will not have access to these items during the Exam, but may access them during lunch or at the conclusion of the Exam.

  • Any personal writing instruments, erasers, highlighters or rulers.
  • Personal accessories such as watches or cufflinks
  • Any type of digital technology: iPhones, Androids, BlackBerrys, pages, portable clocks, cameras, or any other electronic devices of any kind
  • Any wearable technology: Google glasses, smart watches, fit-bits, etc.
  • Baggage of any kind: backpacks, handbags, tote bags, briefcases, laptops luggage, or pencil cases
  • Any type of study material(s); including notes, papers, textbooks, study guides, scratch paper, present/future value tables or calculator manuals
  • Tobacco products

Please note: Neither GARP, the Exam site, Exam personnel, or vendors will assume responsibility or liability for any stolen, lost, or damaged personal property left at the Exam site.

Can I keep my Exam booklet?

All Exam materials, including the Exam booklets, answer sheets, and admission tickets are the sole property of GARP. Completed Exams will not be returned or shared partially or fully with candidates. Your Exam materials must be given to the Proctor prior to leaving the Exam room for any reason, including trips to the restroom.

When can I leave the testing room?

If you finish either session before the end of the allotted time, you may leave the testing room, but only after you have handed in all your Exam materials to the proctor. No one may leave during the last 30 minutes of either Exam session.  Once you leave the testing room after completing a session, you may not return.

Note: Should you leave the testing room and inadvertently take the Exam materials with you, your Exam will not be graded. This is a violation of GARP's testing policies.

 

 

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