Become a test center

Open the door to opportunity — and the world’s leading exams

Become a Pearson VUE test center

Discover the benefits below. Or, start your application now! Apply here

Grow your reach

Expand your capabilities by joining the industry’s largest and most trusted network of test centers. As an authorized Pearson VUE test center, you’ll deliver the world’s leading certification exams, from AWS to Zend Technologies — plus CompTIA, Microsoft, PMI, and everything else in between — helping you retain current students and bring new candidates through your doors.

Nurture your business

Not only will you benefit from automated test delivery to ensure a smooth process and 24/7 technology support, you’ll also:

Improve retention

Build long-term relationships with loyal candidates who return to your training and testing center.

Attract new customers

Show off your course offerings to new test-takers from your community.

Earn more revenue

With access to volume discounts and special promotions, you can offer training and testing bundles to broaden your portfolio.

Watch our recent webinar to discover the benefits, eligibility criteria, and growth opportunities of becoming a Pearson VUE Test Center.

The key to success: Map your route to becoming a test center

Getting started is simple. The application and approval process — all done virtually — can be completed in as little as 30 days, and we’re here to help you along the way.

Here’s what the process looks like:

  • Step 1:Verify you meet the requirements detailed below.
  • Step 2:Complete a no-obligation online application in just 15 minutes.
  • Step 3:Submit photos of your site for approval — no site visit needed.
  • Step 4:Install the testing software with help from our support services team.
  • Step 5:Train your test administrator, who will take an open-book certification exam.

That’s it! You’re ready to start delivering exams...and see your business prosper.


Test center requirements

By adhering to an exacting set of standards, authorized Pearson VUE test centers provide superior experiences for candidates across the world. Please review the following requirements for new test centers before submitting your application.

Standard test centers

Specialty test centers

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Test center tiers

The needs of most testing programs are ably met by authorized Pearson VUE Test Centers (PVTCs). In addition to our PVTCs, we have two other center types, described below.

  • Pearson Professional Center (PPC) – Owned and operated by Pearson VUE, PPCs feature the testing industry’s highest level of security, advanced surveillance and patented facility design.
  • Pearson VUE Test Center Select – Independently owned and operated in more than 100 countries, Select test centers boast enhanced identity verification and surveillance technology.

At present, we accept applications for PVTCs only. Select test centers are typically identified via an evaluation and selection process. PVTCs cannot currently apply to become a Select test center, though they may be invited to consider upgrading. As wholly-owned assets of Pearson VUE, PPC standards are proprietary, and these facilities have no external application criteria or process.

Apply to become a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center

Need more information before applying? Review the Q&A below or contact us here.

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