In 2008 the test center check-in process for CPA candidates changed to include biometric identification requirements. This security measure is part of Prometric’s Identity Management System, a state-of-the art approach to identity verification.
The Check-In Process
Digital fingerprints are encrypted and stored electronically together with candidate identification information. Fingerprint images are used to confirm the identities of candidates.
Fingerprinting is required every time candidates report to test centers. In addition, candidates returning to test rooms after breaks are asked to have their fingerprints taken again for comparison with the fingerprints captured at the beginning of the session.