SIDE BAR: According to an online FINRA document, the self-regulatory organization imposes the following test center regulations:
Prohibition Against Assistance, the Use of Study Materials or MisconductThe purpose of this notice is to make sure you understand and acknowledge the FINRA Rules of Conduct. You are required to agree to the following rules before starting your examination or Continuing Education (CE) session.Test center personnel are NOT authorized to grant exceptions to any of these rules.Personal ItemsFor the duration of my examination or CE session, I will not use or attempt to use any personal items, such as:Mobile Devices or CamerasCellular PhonesHandheld ComputersAny Communication or Recording DevicesWatchesPersonal NotesStudy MaterialsFormulasI will store all personal items in the locker provided by the test vendor prior to entering the test room.I acknowledge that if I bring a personal item into the test room, I will cooperate with the Test Center Staff in the inspection of the item(s). I further acknowledge that these items may not be returned to me.Behavior/ConductI will not engage in any conduct that is disruptive, disrespectful or threatening. Further, I will not engage in any conduct that creates a disturbance or interferes with Test Center operations.Unscheduled BreaksI understand and acknowledge that unscheduled breaks are permitted only for restroom use. If I take an unscheduled break during my session, I will not access my locker or leave the building, and I will not receive additional time to complete the examination or CE session. Repeated or lengthy departures from the test room for unscheduled breaks will be reported to FINRA for investigation.AssistanceI will not receive or attempt to receive assistance related to examination or CE content from any person for the duration of my session.I will not provide or attempt to provide assistance related to examination or CE content to any other person for the duration of my session.ConfidentialityI acknowledge that examination and CE materials are the property of FINRA and/or the organization(s) that developed the materials. I will maintain the confidentiality of these materials, including the questions and my answers to the questions.I will not remove or attempt to remove, whether through physical means, a recording device or otherwise, any written, printed, electronic or recorded materials from the Test Center ("Test Center Material") other than the score report provided by the Test Center Staff.I will not electronically capture or attempt to capture any examination or CE content from my computer screen.I will not reproduce or attempt to reproduce examination or CE materials through memorization or any other means. This prohibition includes but is not limited to discussing, posting or disclosing such content via email, social media or other Internet presence, or otherwise. I understand that this disclosure prohibition applies before, during and after my session.I will not disclose or discuss with anyone, including training instructors, information about the items or answers in my examination or CE session.Attestation/Candidate AgreementI am the person I represent to be for this session.If I do not follow these rules or I am suspected of cheating or tampering with the score report, the incident will be reported to FINRA and will subject me to possible disciplinary action by FINRA, another self-regulatory organization, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any other regulator (government or private) that has jurisdiction over my activities and could result in my being barred from employment/association within the financial services industry and forfeiture of my session results.I understand I will be monitored at all times during the session to ensure that strict adherence to security measures is maintained by all persons. Monitoring may include audio and video recording.
The AWC alleges that while taking the exam, McMullin was found to possess notes and formulas relating to the subject matter of the examination in violation of FINRA Rule 2010.