Each program may decide whether students are allowed to use scratch paper during the exam. PAEA's recommends that the proctor collect the paper immediately once the exam is completed to ensure the exam's security.
PAEA exam products follow most of the recommended procedures in place for the PA certification exams. During the PANCE exam, students are allowed to have a tablet-size dry-erase board and marker, but no paper and pencil. Some programs may want to have something available to students to simulate what resources they have during the PANCE.