CertiProf Candidate Agreement
The CertiProf Candidate Agreement (“Candidate Agreement”) is a legally binding contract between you and CertiProf LLC (“CertiProf) that sets forth the terms and conditions under which CertiProf will permit you to take CertiProf certification examinations. You must read, acknowledge and accept the terms of this Candidate Agreement before you are permitted to take a CertiProf examination. If you do not agree to the terms of this Candidate Agreement, you will not be permitted to take the examination. Adherence to the Candidate Agreement is necessary to enable CertiProf to maintain fair examinations, ensure the validity of examination results and maintain the integrity and value of CertiProf professional certifications and credentials.
By clicking on the ‘I AGREE’ button at the end of the Candidate Agreement, you are affirming to CertiProf that all of the below representations and statements to CertiProf are true and correct, and you are acknowledging that you have read and understand all of these requirements, rules and policies, and that you agree to abide by all of them.
I affirm that I am the person whose name and address appear on my CertiProf account. I am taking the CertiProf examination on my own behalf and solely for the purpose of pursuing the CertiProf certification, and for no other purpose. I affirm that I am not taking the CertiProf examination on behalf of any other person, company or organization. I affirm that all information that I provided to CertiProf at the time of my registration for this examination and at any time thereafter was complete, accurate and true in every respect and that, if any of the information that I previously provided to CertiProf has changed since the time I provided it, I have submitted updated information that is complete, accurate and true. I understand that providing false, misleading or incomplete information to CertiProf shall be considered a violation of the Candidate Agreement and will subject me to one or more of the consequences provided herein for violations of the Candidate Agreement.
I understand and agree that I have the sole and exclusive responsibility to ensure that I have the required computer devices, computer operating system, software, browser, uninterrupted Internet connection and electric power required to take the CertiProf exam. I am also responsible to create a suitable testing environment for taking the examination. I understand that CertiProf is not responsible for any technical problems with my computer devices, operating system, software, browser, Internet connection or electric power that may interrupt, delay, or interfere with my ability to start, take or complete a CertiProf exam.
I understand and agree that CertiProf will not provide a refund, in whole or part, of fees for examinations or exchanges for other examinations, under any circumstances.
I understand and agree that the following conduct, whether attempted or completed, is strictly prohibited:
Copying, capturing, recording, collecting, reconstructing, memorizing, discussing, soliciting, transmitting, broadcasting, streaming or distributing CertiProf examination content;
Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance on a CertiProf examination;
Viewing the content of another examinee’s computer display during a CertiProf examination administration;
Taking a CertiProf examination on behalf of another person;
Possessing, accessing or using any computer (other than the computer on which I am taking the examination), smartphone, electronic device, camera, recording device, or photographic equipment of any kind while taking a CertiProf examination;
Possessing, accessing or using any books, notes, papers, note-taking materials, study materials or test-taking aids of any kind while taking a CertiProf examination;
Talking or communicating with anyone while taking a CertiProf examination.
I understand and agree that engaging in any of the above described prohibited conduct shall be considered a violation of the Candidate Agreement.
I affirm that I am not employed by or working on behalf of a company, institution or organization that offers certifications and/or credentials that compete with those of CertiProf.
I am aware that CertiProf examinations are confidential exams, and that their contents are disclosed to me at the time of test administration in a limited context to permit me to test in pursuit of the CertiProf certification or credential for which I have applied, and for no other purpose. I understand that CertiProf is the exclusive owner of all rights in and to all CertiProf examinations, questions, reading passages, answer choices, graphic images and all related examination content contained within CertiProf examinations (“CertiProf Examination Content”). I further understand that CertiProf Examination Content is protected by United States and international copyright laws and that CertiProf Examination Content is a trade secret under United States and international laws. I agree that I will not discuss or disclose CertiProf Examination Content orally, in writing, on the Internet, or through any other medium existing today or invented in the future. I agree that I will not copy, reproduce, adapt, disclose, or transmit CertiProf Examination Content, in whole or in part, or assist or solicit anyone else in doing the same. I further agree that I will not reconstruct CertiProf Examination Content from memory, by dictation, or by any other means, for any purpose. I understand that prohibited acts under these terms include, but are not limited to: describing questions, answer choices, hypothetical scenarios, reading passages, images or graphics from any CertiProf examination; identifying terms or concepts contained in exam questions or responses; sharing answers to questions; referring others to information I saw on the exam; reconstructing a list of topics on the test; and soliciting or discussing exam questions, answer choices, reading passages, images, graphics, or topics in person, through telephonic or electronic communication, or on Internet ”chat” rooms, social media, private or public groups, message boards, forums, or through any other means of communication.
I understand and agree that I also am not permitted to possess, solicit, read, study from, study or otherwise use confidential information about CertiProf examinations during my own exam preparation. I affirm that I have not engaged in such conduct prior to taking this CertiProf exam and that I will not engage in such conduct during or after the exam. I also agree not to ask any other person to disclose exam content to me or to seek out actual live, confidential exam content from any other source. I agree that if I receive or have access to information or material in any form and from any source, including but not limited to email, instant messages, text messages, website content, social media posts, electronic bulletin boards, Internet-based groups, digital or electronic files and/or paper documents, that I reasonably believe contains confidential CertiProf Examination Content, or has been represented to contain CertiProf Examination Content, I will immediately report its existence to CertiProf. I agree that I will fully cooperate with any investigation by CertiProf related to my receipt or access to information believed or represented to contain CertiProf Examination Content.
I understand and agree that CertiProf reserves the right to use statistical and psychometric analyses to evaluate the validity of examination response data and scores. I understand and agree that CertiProf may use these reliable scientific methods to determine whether scores should be withheld, invalidated, canceled or investigated further to determine whether a candidate violated the terms of the Candidate Agreement. I further understand and agree that, if CertiProf has a reasonable basis to question the validity of any CertiProf examination response data or examination result, whether identified through the use of statistical analysis, psychometric analysis or any other reliable method or source of information, CertiProf reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withhold, cancel and invalidate examination scores, without any requirement to demonstrate that I or any other candidate violated the terms of the Candidate Agreement. I agree that if CertiProf invalidates my examination score, I will not be entitled to a refund for the examination, and I will be required to pay the established fee to take the examination again, if I am permitted by CertiProf to take the examination again.
I understand and agree that CertiProf reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, investigate any alleged violation of this Candidate Agreement or any alleged activity or circumstance that may compromise the validity, integrity, or security of any portion of a CertiProf examination, or the results thereof. Upon receiving notice from CertiProf that it is conducting an investigation related to the examination, I understand and agree that I am required to:
fully cooperate with the investigation;
disclose to CertiProf all knowledge that could potentially relate to the investigation;
produce all documents, data and materials requested by CertiProf;
upon request, submit to an in-person or virtual remote interview, in CertiProf’s sole discretion, conducted by or on behalf of CertiProf; and
truthfully and completely answer all questions asked by or on behalf of CertiProf.
I also understand and agree that if I provide false or misleading information to CertiProf at any time, violate the terms of this Candidate Agreement, refuse to comply with any directions given to me by a test administrator or proctor, engage in any activity that may compromise the validity, integrity, or security of any CertiProf examination, or fail to fully cooperate in any investigation related to CertiProf examinations, that CertiProf may, in its sole discretion, directly or through its authorized representatives:
Interrupt, suspend and/or terminate the administration of my CertiProf examination;
Withhold, cancel or invalidate my examination scores without a refund;
Prohibit or disqualify me from taking CertiProf examinations for a fixed period of time or permanently;
Impose special conditions of taking future CertiProf examinations;
If I previously passed any CertiProf certification exam and obtained any CertiProf certification, suspend or revoke all of my CertiProf certifications for a fixed period of time or indefinitely; and
Pursue a civil lawsuit against me based upon my conduct in violation of the Candidate Agreement and/or refer the matter for criminal prosecution by state and/or federal authorities or any government agency with jurisdiction.
By clicking the button on the screen that reads “I AGREE” below, I am representing to CertiProf that all of the prior information, statements and affirmations that I have provided to CertiProf are true and correct, including but not limited to all of the affirmations contained in this Candidate Agreement. I am further confirming my agreement to all of the terms and conditions set forth in this Candidate Agreement, including, without limitation, the consequences for making false or misleading statements to CertiProf, and for violating any term of this Candidate Agreement.
If there is any part of this Candidate Agreement that you do not understand or agree with, you are not permitted to register for or take any CertiProf examination.