Who do I contact to schedule my exam?
What do I need to do the day of my exam?
Why are the security measures at the testing center so strict?
Why can't I see my results as soon as I'm done taking the exam?
Where are the computerized testing centers located?
Is it possible to take a computer-based examination outside of the United
FAQs - Computer-Based Examinations
6) Q. Is it possible to take a computer-based examination
outside of the United States/Canada?
1) Q. Who do I contact to schedule my exam?
A. Once you receive your examination admission authorization letter from
the ABS, you must contact Pearson VUE directly, either through their website (www.pearsonvue.com/abs)
or by calling them at 1-800-507-7744 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Central Time, to schedule your examination at one of their 200 testing centers
across the U.S.
2) Q. What do I need to do the day of my exam?
A. Please arrive at the examination center at least 30 minutes prior to
your exam to allow time for registration. Bring with you your admission letter
and two forms of identification - both forms of ID must have your name and
signature and one must have your photo. The name on the IDs must match the one
on record with the ABS. You will be photographed and finger-scanned for
identification purposes during registration and upon re-entry to the examination
Do not bring any reference materials, notes, calculators, etc., as you will not
be permitted to use them during the examination. You will be given a private
locker in which to store your personal belongings, including your coat, wallet,
watch, cell phone, pager and keys, as you cannot bring these items into the exam
room. No eating or drinking is allowed while in the exam room. You will be able
to practice at your computer before the examination begins to familiarize
yourself with taking a computer-based examination.
3) Q. Why are the security measures at the testing center
A. Pearson VUE employs the same security measures at all of its testing
centers to ensure the integrity of the examination process and meet the needs of
its various clients. Pearson VUE does not release any information about
examinees to third parties.
4) Q. Why can't I see my results as soon as I'm done
taking the exam?
A. Instantaneous results are not possible as the ABS conducts extensive
statistical analyses to validate all exam questions and determine appropriate
scoring standards. Results are usually available on the ABS website and mailed
out to examinees approximately four weeks after the exam date.
5) Q. Where are the computerized testing centers located?
A. Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com)
operates more than 200 professional testing centers across the United States and
Canada, with one likely within 50 miles of your home. You can locate the testing
centers nearest you by going to Pearson's website and selecting "Testing Center
Locator." Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process as early as
possible so that they are able to schedule their examination at the center most
convenient to them.
A. For active duty military personnel stationed overseas, the ABS will
make arrangements on a case-by-case basis. Please call the ABS office at
215-568-4000 or send an e-mail to the appropriate