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What you need to know

Before writing the exam

Everyone writing the exam must have read, understood and agreed to comply with the BlackBerry Builders Certification Program Terms and Conditions.

Arriving at the test center

It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the testing center at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time with two pieces of ID. At least one piece must be a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, Military ID, and so on. If you arrive without proper ID, you will not be permitted to write the exam and you forfeit your Fee.

Identification is considered valid as long as it does not have an expiration date that has passed. The valid photo ID must have a permanently affixed signature. It must also be the original document and not a photocopy. A non-photo ID, such as a credit card, must display your signature.

You will be asked to register with the test service provider if you have not already done so. Once you have registered, you will receive a candidate ID and a unique BlackBerry Certification Program ID from the test service provider. As part of the registration process, you will need to read and, if you agree, sign the Candidate Rules Agreement.

You will be asked to read the Test Regulation Form and sign it, if you agree to it. Any violation of the test regulations, as described by the form, may result in forfeiture of your test without refund, and ineligibility for future certification. See the Terms and Conditions section for more details.

If you cancel a scheduled appointment with less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not show up to write a scheduled exam, you will not receive a refund.

If you are more than 15 minutes late for a scheduled exam, you will not be allowed to participate, and your exam fee is forfeited.

What to expect while writing the exam

You will be asked to store any personal items in a designated secure area outside the testing room.

All exams are closed-book exams, so you will not be allowed to bring books or any other materials into the testing room. The test center will provide you with an erasable noteboard and marker for use during the exam, but you must return these materials to the test center administrator at the end of the exam in order to receive your score report.

The final exam is computer-delivered and will consist of approximately 70 questions in multiple-choice (single selection and multiple selection) format. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam.