Ohio Admin. Code 3745-7-18 - Conduct during the application and examination process
Current through all regulations passed and filed through September 3, 2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.46, 6109.04
Rule Amplifies: 6111.46, 6109.04
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/04, 12/21/06, 02/23/12
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§ 3745-7-18. Conduct during the application and examination process
(A) No person shall engage in conduct that subverts or attempts to subvert the application, examination, or review process. Any such action shall cause a person's scores to be withheld and declared invalid.
(1) Persons holding a certificate issued under this chapter shall be subject to suspension or revocation of such certificate in accordance with paragraph (A) (1) of rule 3745-7-12 of the Administrative Code, and shall also be disqualified from taking future water and wastewater exams for a period of up to five years.
(2) Persons who do not possess a certificate issued under this chapter shall be disqualified from taking future water and wastewater exams for a period of up to five years.
(B) Conduct that subverts or attempts to subvert the application, examination, or review process includes, but is not limited to the following:
(1) Conduct that violates the application process, such as falsifying or submitting incorrect information on the application for examination.
(2) Conduct that violates the security of the examination materials, such as removing from the examination room any of the examination materials; reproducing or reconstructing any portion of the examination; aiding by any means in the reproduction or reconstruction of any portion of or information from the examination; selling, distributing, buying, receiving, or having unauthorized possession of any portion of, or information from, a future or current examination.
(3) Conduct that violates the examination process, such as communicating with any other examinee during the administration of the examination; copying answers from another examinee or allowing answers to be copied by another examinee during the administration of the examination; writing on any materials other than the exam booklet or answer sheet; possessing during the administration of the examination any book, notes, written or printed materials or data of any kind, other than the examination materials distributed or specifically listed as approved materials for the examination room in the information provided to the examinee in advance of the examination date by the director. The examination process begins upon entering the location of the exam.
(4) Conduct that violates the credentialing process, such as falsifying or misrepresenting information required for admission to the examination, impersonating an examinee, or having an impersonator take the examination on behalf of the examinee.
(5) With respect to the class IV examination process, allowing individuals other than the applicant to write or edit the applicant's substantive work product or using information written by other individuals. This rule shall not be construed to prevent the applicant for a class IV examination to allow another individual to proofread the work product for minor spelling and grammatical errors.
(C) Actions affecting the status of a person's examination or their eligibility to take future examinations because of conduct defined in paragraph (B) of this rule shall be taken in accordance with Chapters 3745-47 and 3745-49 of the Administrative Code.(Effective: 8/15/2018 Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/2/2018 and 08/15/2023 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 6111.46, 6109.04 Rule Amplifies: 6111.46, 6109.04 Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/04, 12/21/06, 02/23/12)