I am reposting my response from a PPD post because this info is about my PDD Testing experience:
I am a transition candidate and have only taken one of the 5.0 exams. Although it did not crash on me like others have posted, I did experience a significant amount of "Loading" time, especially during the case studies of the PDD exam. I did not pass. I did run out of time too.
During the case studies, the screen within the screen, where you zoom the documents, would push the question down on the main screen. So for me to go back to the question and review the answer options, I had to back out of the documents completely to be able to physically read the whole question/answer again. This process was EXTEMELY time consuming. Considering you have just about 2 mins per question.
I contacted NCARB after that experience and again recently about my concerns as I prepare for my next exam in one month. I have asked NCARB what to do if I experience these time delays again? No response to date. But my plan is that if it happens again, I will alert the TCA each time so that this is documented well. Of course that takes time too! So it is a very stressful position to be in when your only option is to use more of your precious and limited testing time to document the delays so NCARB has a formal record -or- roll with the test, accept the time delays and screen issues and hope for the best! I did the latter. So I have no formal documentation of the delays.
No one offered me a credit for another seat.
NCARB, why not just add more time to each exam?
That would be a simple solution!
Just trying to pass my last two exams so I can provide for my family best I can.
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