Virginia is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since December 2010.
I have been to Prometric sites way more than the four-time minimum most CPA Exam candidates hope for. I have tested in Virginia, New York and Connecticut and there is one thing I wish all of these testing locations had: a line for people who know whats up.
For me, I know the drill. I actually test at the same Prometric site now for quite some time. While this isnt the closest Prometric site to me, I know it very well, which means no test day surprises. Anything to minimize test day craziness Im game for. I know where it is, the parking situation, the personalities of the staff, where the bathroom is, etc. I know which one of the staff at this site will get mad if I tell her I dont need to read the rules because Ive been there too many times.
However, every time I go to a Prometric site I get stuck in line to check in behind more than one person that either has the most ridiculous questions, or is fighting with the Prometric staff. One time there was a woman yelling at the Prometric worker regarding the policy of her not being able to bring food with her to the testing computer. I mean come on people, it is right there in the rules.
It is so frustrating and distracting to get stuck behind these people on test day. By the time I am waiting to check in at the Prometric site I just want to get in and start my exam, not listen to some uber-stressed out person complain to the staff at the testing site.
I suppose what would be better than having the line for people who come frequently would be not having to go back again. Oh to be done with the exam.