For people taking the exam in Boston, I’ve never seen such a conundrum. Four stalls in the test center for probably over 3000 males taking the exam. I got to the test center at 8:10 and it took me over 35 minutes to wait in line to get to the bathroom. At this point the proctors were verbally telling people to get back to their seats so I sucked it up and went back ( had to hold it in for the AM section of level 3).
There were a few unfortunate souls that couldn’t hold it and had a formal violation written to the CFA Institute.
I understand the proctors situation and that people waiting in line were in violation of rules, but the bathroom situation at the venue was the worst I’ve seen in my three years taking the exam. Feel bad for those written up.
Couldn’t he have just pleaded his dire circumstance with the proctor guarding the women’s room? Maybe she’d look the other way if you were visibly in distress and moments away from crapping yourself.
However, if the guy got arrested for simply just sitting in his seat and crapping himself without putting any effort into relieving the situation, then good riddance sir. You’re not mature enough to manage money.
Just another form of exam pressure, imposed by the CFAI… San Diego was just as bad, one men’s toilet with two stalls for a crowd of about 1,000, estimated about 75% men. There were about 30 guys in line for the stalls about 8:40, so I’m sure most of them didn’t make it. Seems like some sort of a health code violation, but CFAI probably is more concerned about a higher possibility of cheating with more bathrooms.