Online testing for American Board

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Your certification journey starts here.

Take an exam online from the comfort of your home or office.

The OnVUE experience: Check out the information below to start your online testing experience off on the right foot.

Please Note:

The Online Delivery of the PTK exam does not allow breaks of any kind, including to use the restroom. If you feel you will need a restroom break, please consider taking the exam in a Pearson Testing facility. Additionally, when choosing the online delivery option, American Board candidates accept all responsibility for the testing environment and ensuring all requirements are met. If your exam is revoked for any reason, as noted by Pearson, this will result in the candidate needing to purchase a test retake. If concerned about these requirements, candidates are encouraged to test in a Pearson VUE test center.

Before exam day

Perform a system test

Make sure to do the required system test and exam simulation before exam day.*

Run system test

*Issues? Check out the technical requirements.

Find your testing space

Find a quiet, distraction-free area in your home or office to take your exam.

Testing advice

Get your ID ready

Your ID must be valid and up to date. Does your program have specific ID policies?

View ID requirements

Need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel? Manage exam appointment

On exam day

STEP 1. Prepare your testing space

Clean off your desk or workspace. Make sure there is no paper, books or other clutter.

STEP 2. Prepare your computer

Disconnect any additional monitors and be sure to close all other open applications. Don't forget to perform the system test, too!

STEP 3. Check-in for your exam

You can begin the check in process up to 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

Ready to check-in for your exam? Sign in now

Additional information

Please Note:

It is your responsibility to review the technical requirements to ensure your system is compatible with the online proctoring software. If your system does not meet the requirements and causes a problem during the exam, you will have to reschedule at your own cost. Additionally, when choosing the online delivery option, American Board candidates accept all responsibility for the testing environment and ensuring all requirements are met. If your exam is revoked for any reason, as noted by Pearson, this will result in the candidate needing to purchase a test retake. If concerned about these requirements, candidates are encouraged to test in a Pearson VUE test center.

All communication with the proctor is done in English, unless you see the "Select proctor language" page during the scheduling process.

Last updated 2021-06-25