Iowa Admin. Code r. 11-54.4 - Development and administration of examinations

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

(1) Examination development. The director shall oversee the development, purchase, and use of examination materials, forms, procedures, and instructions.
(2) Examination administration. The director or appointing authority shall arrange for suitable locations and conditions to conduct examinations. Locations in various areas of the state and out of state may be used. Examinations may be postponed, canceled, or rescheduled.
a. Examination of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities may request specific examination accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be granted in accordance with policies for accommodations established by the department.
b. Retaking examinations. Applicants may not retake aptitude, psychological, video-based or other examinations for 60 calendar days following the last date the examination was taken except as provided for in rule 11-54.6 (8A). Violation of the waiting period for an examination shall result in the voiding of the current examination score and the imposition of an additional 60-calendar-day waiting period.

Keyboard examinations, such as typing, may be retaken at any time without a waiting period.

The most recent examination score shall determine the applicant's qualification for the corresponding eligible lists.

Applicants who are required to take examinations covered by the rules or procedures of other agencies are subject to applicable rules or procedures on retakes for such examinations of that agency.

(3) Examination materials.
a. All examination materials, including working papers, test booklets, test answer sheets and test answer keys are not public records under Iowa Code chapter 22. All examination materials are the property of the department and shall not be released without the consent of the director
b. Removing examination material. Any unauthorized person who removes examination material from an examination site, who participates in unauthorized distribution of examination materials, who is in unauthorized possession of examination material or who otherwise compromises the integrity of the examination process shall be subject to discipline, up to and including discharge if employed by the state, as well as prosecution.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 11-54.4
ARC 0401C, lAB 10/17/12, effective 11/21/12

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