So, I dont think that I have a real reason to worry, and CFAI hasnt said anything to me, nor did any of the proctors…but…
When i was in the bathroom at a urinal minding my own business, some guy came up to the sink about 10 feet away from me and this was our exchange:
guy: whats this test and sh%t? me: the CFA exam guy: is it hard? me: yea, brutal
that was IT. that was the extent of our conversation. he wasn’t even a test taker, he was a maintenance guy/janitor type. (he was wearing tons of keys and had a mop). There was a proctor stationed outside the bathroom, and definitely heard that words were being exchanged, but if he did, he could definitely hear that the words had nothing to do with the exam. he also likely saw the janitor enter the bathroom, and knew that it was HIM that initiated the conversation. (it was him)
I know the response to this post will be “dude why even respond to him, just keep your eyes front, dont risk opening your mouth” but im not the type of person to just ignore another human being when they speak to me. thats jut not how i operate as an individual. especially when its not even another test taker its some janitor guy.
At the end of the day, I dont think im in trouble, but I what do you guys think will happen? And again, no proctor went up to me or anything like that.
A proctor will never approach you even if you violated the testing rules. I don’t think anybody who got a PCP investigation was first approached by any proctor. They just follow you or try to identify you by your section and seat number and then initiate a report.
Doesn’t look like you violated the rule here. Talking to another candidate during the exam is a violation even with the above content. But he is just a janitor right? so I think you should be fine.
Tommy you’re fine man. Don’t overthink it. Theres nothing in the Code of Conduct thats says you cant answer a janitor asking you which test you’re taking. At the end of the day you didnt cheat and the truth always comes out.
I’ve heard about CFAI planting undercover procs as plumbers/maintenance in the bathroom … all depends on if he got your candidate # from the lead proc and made a report… usually letters go out by end of June… could protest on basis of entrapment…
It’s a double-trap TJ, if you are under PCP investigation and respond to the survey and say the test was harder than expected, it is sufficient basis for the need to cheat. If you answer it was easier than expected, you will be accused of a covering-up cheating. If you answer the exam was as expected, you will be accused of both of the above. If you don’t answer at all, “silence gives consent” and you will be guilty Sorry, wish you hadn’t received the survey.