American Board of Dermatology (ABD) - Anywhere Proctored

Test Takers

If you are an exam proctor, please see the exam proctor page.

At some events, a computer will be supplied for you. At others, you may be asked to bring your own. If you use your own computer to test, please follow the steps below. If a computer will be supplied for you, please just complete Step 1.


Create web account

You must have a Pearson VUE username and password for American Board of Dermatology (ABD) before you can take an exam. Make sure that you have created a web account before you start the test process.

If you already have a Pearson VUE web account, but cannot remember your username or password, you can reset your username or password online.


Verify system requirements

Verify whether the testing computer being used passes the following minimum system requirements.

Read complete specifications and requirements

Technical requirement Minimum Required Recommended Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) – Live Tiles disabled
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) – Live Tiles disabled
Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Mac OSX 10.10 and above.
Note: Windows Operating Systems must pass Genuine Windows Validation.
  • Windows Vista and Windows XP are strictly prohibited for exam delivery.
Windows Operating System Languages Pearson VUE Browser Lock is supported on a variety of Windows OS languages and continues to expand its offering. Installation has been certified for English, German and Japanese Windows OS. More will be coming soon.
RAM OS specified Minimum RAM 4GB of RAM or more
Display Minimum Resolution:
1024 x 768 in 16-bit color.
Recommended Resolution:
1920 x 1080 or higher in 32-bit color.
Internet Browsers Microsoft Edge latest version, Internet Explorer 11, latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari for web registrations or downloading the secure browser
Internet Connection Broadband (DSL, Cable, or LAN/WLAN).
1 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up
Broadband (DSL, Cable or LAN/WAN).
1 Mbps down/up or better.
Required: For each simultaneous exam delivery beyond the first, an additional 256 kbps down/up is required. Recommended: For each simultaneous exam delivery beyond the first, an additional 256 kbps down/up is strongly recommended.
Firewalls Corporate firewalls (including VPNs) often cause this delivery method to fail. Please take your exam in a setting without a corporate firewall.


Start test

If you are ready to start the test process, please click the button below to download the secure browser.

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Last updated 2018-03-10