Effective July 1, 2011 – Prometric will begin using hand-held metal detectors on candidates.
From their Executive Director:
“I am pleased to announce our most recent security enhancement in the Prometric Test Centers. Starting July 1, 2011, we will be using hand-held metal detector wands in the Test Centers in the United States and Territories. All candidates will be scanned prior to each entry into the test room, including returns from breaks. Candidates will still be required to turn their pockets out, and the scan will be done immediately afterward.”