Online testing for American Board

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Take your exam online, on your schedule, from your own home.

Navigate your online testing experience with ease

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 test day

Run a system test

Complete a system test and exam simulation before exam day.*

Run system test

*Issues? Check out the technical requirements.

Choose your testing space

Find a private, distraction-free area to take your exam.

Get your space ready (Opens in new window)

Get your ID ready

Make sure your personal identification meets requirements.

View ID requirements

Once you’ve completed these preparatory steps, get familiar with the unique requirements for testing online.

For even more in-depth information, download our helpful guide to taking your exam online PDF (Opens in new window).

 Schedule, reschedule or cancel your exam. 

Manage exam appointment

On test day

STEP 1. Do any last-minute prep

Be sure your computer and internet pass the pre-exam system test. Clear your desk/workspace of prohibited items and prep your equipment. Get your ID ready to present. Review our Exam rules / testing advice for specifics.

STEP 2. Check in

You can begin the check-in process up to 30 minutes before to 15 minutes after your appointment time.  Get started here.  

STEP 3. Start your exam

While testing, it’s best to focus on the questions and not get distracted. Observe all the environmental and behavioral rules. If you need help during your exam, use the chat icon to request assistance.

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Testing policies, FAQs and more

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.

Last updated 2021-06-25