ISM's Certification Department has recently concluded a fact-finding investigation into alleged impropriety regarding the C.P.M. Exam and a review class. There were two main issues that were alleged. The first was an allegation of impropriety consisting of failure by the proctor to follow ISM policy for proctoring individuals taking the exam. The proctor failed to maintain control of the exam materials, including the exam score sheets following the exam administration. The proctor in this situation allowed the review course instructor to take all of the exam materials from the testing site. The review instructor, who was not a C.P.M., was allegedly taking the exam at the same time that the students were taking the exam. The proctor is required to maintain control of ALL exam materials from receipt until returned to ISM according to the proctoring agreement. In this situation, that did not occur. Since the control of the exam materials was not maintained to ISM standards, ISM had no choice but to invalidate the students' exam results.
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