CFA Program Unscheduled Break Policy
During testing, candidates are allowed up to two unscheduled breaks; however, the testing time is not paused during these breaks. While on unscheduled breaks, candidates may use the designated restroom for testing candidates and, with authorization from test center personnel, may access their personal belongings for water, food, or medical items. Candidates may not access any other personal items, including but not limited to mobile phones, electronic devices, or study materials. Candidates may not leave the test center on unscheduled breaks. The test center is defined to include the facility where check-in, security, and testing occurs, as well as the designated restroom for testing candidates. Candidates explicitly must not enter other areas of the building or leave the test center building while on unscheduled breaks.