When you arrive at the Pearson VUE test centre on the day of your exam appointment, before being permitted to enter the exam room, you will be required to confirm your identity by presenting two forms of accepted ID; a Primary ID and a Secondary ID. All ID must be current and valid (not expired). If you arrive at the test centre without the required IDs you will not be permitted to test and you will have book (and pay for) a new appointment.
Must be current, valid and contain your photograph and signature.*
Examples of accepted Primary ID:
- A currently valid signed passport of any country
- A currently valid signed government issued photo driving licence (full or provisional)
Note: Only if issued in the country in which the candidate’s exam is being delivered.
- Employee ID or work badge
- Military ID
- School ID
- Government issued ID card
Note: Only if issued in the country in which the candidate’s exam is being delivered. The ID must contain a photograph and signature. The Irish passport card from July 2016 would qualify.
*Primary ID without a signature: Some government issued ID such as a passport, driver’s licence, military ID or state/country card may be a biometric type and/or may not contain a signature. In these cases Primary ID will be accepted without a signature on condition that you also present a Secondary ID which does contain your signature (e.g., bank, credit or debit card).
If you are testing in the People’s Republic of China, you may present 2 forms of Primary ID, from the following 3 options:
- a National ID card
- a Student ID card
- a passport
Neither of these needs to contain a signature, provided they meet with the other ID requirements for Primary IDs (i.e. they are valid/unexpired, contain your photograph, and your name matches the name on the appointment registration).
Must contain your signature.
Examples of accepted Secondary ID:
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- Bank Card
- another ID from the Primary ID list
If, after reading this information, you are unsure whether your ID meets with the requirements, or if you have additional questions, please contact Pearson VUE customer service.