Prometric Test Centers schedule examinations with varying start times for a number of different organizations, so prompt arrival is important. A candidate arriving 30 minutes or more after his or her appointment time will be considered tardy and will not be admitted to the exam.
Sample schedule for 8 am exam appointment:
7:30 to 8:00 | Registration, ID verification, and seating
8:00 to 8:15 | Review of ABO rules, exam tutorial, and instructions for General Practice section
8:15 | Begin General Practice section, 160 multiple choice questions (4 hours)
12:15 | Scheduled optional break* (1 hour)
1:15 | Introduction to and selection of Area of Emphasis section, 60 multiple choice questions (1.5 hours)
2:45 | Brief post-exam survey (10 minutes)
2:55 | End of exam day
* Scheduled optional breaks: Candidates may take all, part or none of the optional break time. Unused break time cannot be applied to testing time, and is forfeited if unused. If a candidate inadvertently bypasses the break period by incorrectly responding to prompts, break time is forfeited.
NOTE: All exam sections are timed. Once each section is completed, voluntarily ended, or timed out, that section cannot be accessed again.