For test integrity and security reasons most Password tests (all those except those for “at home” testing) are delivered on a “locked down” PC under invigilation using a secure web browser, and are proctored (invigilated) in person by staff of the test purchaser or trusted representatives.
Using this browser a test “interrupts” when it perceives an attempt at cheating by the test-taker trying to access another computer application or website such as email or Google, or indeed anything outside the test page. A warning message is displayed, and in order to re-enter the test the test-taker has to call over the invigilator. It is up to the invigilator to decide whether or not the test-taker should be allowed to proceed with the test.
Password test questions are randomly selected for that unique test as it is started from a large question data bank, resulting in countless variations of each test.
The purchaser of a Password test verifies the results of their tests taken by accessing its private results database. The purchaser can, if they wish, also issue a paper test results certificate to the test taker as a record of their achievement.
For information on recommended invigilation and testing procedures, see “Procedures for the Delivery of Password Tests“.