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Important Notice: Introduction of Biometrics at Prometric Testing Centers for the CMA Exam

posted Jul 15, 2013, 1:32 AM by Imaeurope Imanet

Please note that beginning September 1, 2013, candidates will be asked to provide biometric data when checking in at the Prometric Test Center. Biometric-enabled check-in is designed to protect candidate privacy and improve the integrity and security of the testing process. After presenting yourself at the test site, the Test Center Administrator (TCA) will verify your identification information. You will then be asked to provide a fingerprint. You will place your fingertip on a scanner, providing three swipes from one finger on each hand (finger closest to thumb) to create a digitized template of your fingerprint (this procedure of creating a template is for test takers checking in for the first time). Returning test takers will only need to scan one finger from either hand.

Biometric-enabled check-in has a number of benefits:

1.     Creates a smooth check-in process, which allows for a faster check-in for returning candidates

2.     Readily verifies your identity if you need to move in and out of the testing lab during the examination

3.     Helps to identify and prevent testing fraud

4.     Improves test center security

5.     Detects and prevents test taking by unauthorized candidates

You can be assured of the security and privacy of your fingerprint. The fingerprint pattern template is secured and encrypted throughout all data transmission points. Prometric will not disclose the information to any third party except as required by law. Additionally, Prometric has implemented technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information against unauthorized access or loss.

ICMA® strives to maintain the highest security standards for the CMA® exam. The implementation of biometrics is an important step to maintaining these high standards for the CMA certification and all CMA candidates. For further information please view our FAQs, informative video, or contact ima@imanet.org, (800) 638-4427 or (201) 573-9000 (outside the U.S.).

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