FAQ - Parapro - Coastal Carolina University
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FAQ - ParaPro

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How long after I submit my payment will I receive my email with scheduling instructions?

The time it takes for us to process your payment may vary.  If you make your payment Monday-Thursday, as a general rule, you will receive the email within one day.  If your payment is made Friday-Sunday, or while our office is closed (due to a Holiday, weather event, etc.) you will receive the email during our next business day.  Please see our hours.  If you don't receive the confirmation email, first check your spam folder, and if necessary contact the ATC.

Is the ParaPro a computer-based or paper/pencil test?

The test is a computer-based test, but you will have scratch paper provided.

What do I bring to the Testing Center?

You will need a valid ID for the ParaPro that has your name, signature, and a photograph, such as a driver's license or a passport. If you have questions about whether your ID will qualify, visit the ParaPro Website.  If your ID does not qualify, you will not be able to test.  

Please review our Testing Center Policies for other considerations as to what else you should and should not bring with you.

Will I receive a score the day of my test?

Yes, an unofficial score report is printed for you at the end of your exam.  For official score reporting guidelines, and other information about your score, see the ParaPro website.

Can I use a calculator on the ParaPro?

You cannot use a hand-held calculator for the ParaPro, but one is available on the test.

How often can I take the ParaPro?

The ParaPro may be taken once every 28 days. The test may only be retaken on a date that is at least 28 days after the most recent test date. The testing screen will prompt the test taker to raise their hand before testing if they have taken the ParaPro Assessment within the last 28 days. If the retake policy has been violated, the test taker’s score will be canceled, and the test fee will not be refunded.