FAQs: for prospective test centers

It’s easy to join the Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network if you meet basic requirements. You’ll find an application, technical specifications and instructions available from the Test Center home page.

Sites that have fulfilled all technical and facility requirements and have submitted the required documents, photos, and agreements in a timely manner, can have their application approved in as little as one month.

There is no cost for the site to become an authorized test center. Pearson VUE provides the software and technical support services free of charge to your site. However, sites must meet minimum technical requirements, which includes the computer equipment as well as the Enhanced Security Protocol (ESP) kit.

The ESP kit contains two digital cameras and a digital signature pad. The kit can be purchased from Pearson VUE for $450 or sites can purchase the equipment on their own, per the technical requirements.

ESP kits can be purchased from mindhub pro, a Pearson VUE store, here: https://mindhubpro.pearsonvue.com/Enhanced-Security-Protocol-Kit-ESP-p/espkit.htm.

Technical requirements do not allow the use of laptops in our test centers. Refer to the technical requirements for more information.

When a Pearson VUE test session is in progress, the room must be dedicated to Pearson VUE testing.  Any other time the room can be used for other purposes.

No, our technicians will not visit your site. However, they are available by phone to support all aspects of your installation.

To view the list of exams now available to authorized test centers, visit the Deliver these exams page.

  1. Your site is provided with a Site ID, username, and password to access  ServiceDirect and the VUE Support System.
  2. Our Support Services team will assist your technical support person to complete the software installation.
  3. At the same time, your Test Administrator (TA) can access self-study training materials to prepare for TA Certification and pre-activation steps.
  4. Your site will then be activated for Pearson VUE test delivery.
  5. More questions? Read the FAQs for current test centers.