[updated March 26, 2013]
CACO Cheating and Misconduct Policy
· CEO maintains a strict policy in regards to cheating, misconduct and other prohibited behaviour before, during or after an assessment to ensure that every candidate is provided with equal opportunity to demonstrate his/her skills and knowledge.
· Monitoring and surveillance may be used to detect and document cheating.
· Candidates are required to follow CACO Rules of Conduct and CACO Administration Procedures described on the CEO website and in the CACO Application form. Failure to follow the CACO Rules of Conduct can result in penalties outlined below.
· Candidates who are found to be in violation of the Rules of Conduct will be subject to any of the following:
• cancellation of the score(s) of part or all of the candidate’s examination
• denial of permission to participate in future CACO administrations
• reporting of the misconduct to the appropriate professional regulatory and/or legal authorities
• withholding of examination results of those candidates involved until a decision has been rendered by CEO
• all available legal remedies including cost recovery
· Candidates who are found to be engaged in cheating or other prohibited behaviours during an examination will be asked to complete an Incident Report Form and to hand it in to CEO representatives before being dismissed from the site. Supervisors may, at their discretion, confiscate any material or personal belonging that was found to be involved in cheating or other misconduct. All items will be kept in a signed, sealed envelope or box and may be held by CEO-ECO indefinitely.
· Supervisors may, at their discretion, change any candidate's seat or room assignment in order to minimize or eliminate environmental disruptions or annoyances, potential collaboration or other concerns.
· CEO reserves the right to cancel a CACO assessment administration if it has been determined that the security of the assessment has been violated.
· CEO reserves the right to delete from scoring any test item which is found to have been exposed to one or more candidates before the CACO administration.
CACO Cheating, Cheating and Misconduct Policy