Q. Where do I go to schedule my exam?
A. Sign in to your web account to schedule your exam. After you’ve selected the exam you want to take, choose the “home or office” option. Follow the remaining prompts to complete the scheduling process. Once you have successfully scheduled your exam appointment, you will be sent a confirmation email that will provide you with your appointment details and important things to know for your exam.
Q. Is my workspace okay for testing?
A. During the check-in process, you will be asked to take photos of your work area, which will be checked by a proctor prior to exam launch. Please ensure that your desktop is clean and that you are not within arm’s reach of calculators, books, notepads, sticky notes, papers, pens, pencils, and other writing instruments/objects. Additional monitors and computers must be unplugged and turned off. Items on the wall with writing on them, such as whiteboards, will be inspected. If your workspace does not pass a room scan, you are not permitted to proceed with taking the exam.
Q. What type of identification will I be required to present?
A. You are required to present a current government-issued ID. The name on your ID must match the name in your web account profile and in your appointment confirmation email.
Acceptable forms of identification include: driver’s license, military ID, identification card (national/state/province identity card), alien registration card (green card, permanent resident, visa), and government-issued local language ID (not in roman characters and accepted only if issued by the country in which you are testing).
Minors who are under the age of 18 are permitted to present a valid student ID as a form of identification. A minor’s guardian must also present a valid ID and provide verbal consent during the check-in process.
Q. How do I check in for my test on exam day?
A. To navigate to your exam:
- Click Begin Exam at the top of this page – OR – go to My ACCOUNT on the APICS website.
- Login to your account (if prompted)
- Click “Reschedule” under the Actions column
- Select the exam for which you have scheduled your appointment
- Click “Begin Exam” in the Online Exam Details Page to initiate the check-in process
Since breaks are NOT permitted during the exam, we strongly recommend taking any necessary breaks or going to the restroom before checking-in for an online exam.
To begin check-in:
Once checked-in, you may need to wait for a proctor to be assigned, wait times may last up to 30 minutes.
- You will be asked to download OnVUE, the online proctoring software. Follow the prompts in the application to complete the required check-in steps.
- Have your acceptable identification available so that the proctor can verify your identity.
- Shut down all other applications and browser windows. If other applications are running, they may prevent the exam from successfully launching. If your exam does not successfully launch, you may be marked absent for your appointment.
- You will be placed in a queue and connected with the next available proctor to begin your exam.
- The check-in process takes approximately 15 minutes for candidates who have previously completed a system test.
- Being late is not an option. To allow time for the check-in procedure, please be ready when the check-in window opens 30 minutes before the exam start time.
Note: You may check-in for an OnVUE exam up to 30 minutes prior to you scheduled appointment time. During your exam check in process, if there are any technical issues or you cannot meet the setup procedures below, it may delay your check in process and/or cause you to miss your scheduled exam. Exams can only be held for 15 minutes past your exam time, so all necessary check-in steps must be successfully completed prior to that time to begin exam delivery. If your exam appointment is missed for any reason, your exam will be placed in absent status.
Q. Can I eat, drink or take a break during the exam?
A. All APICS exams delivered online at this time do not include a scheduled break. Additionally, unscheduled breaks are not allowed during the exam for any reason. If you leave your computer during your exam except when instructed to do so by the proctor, the proctor will end your session and you will be unable to continue testing. This restriction is effective the moment that you click “Begin Exam” and initiate the check-in process.
Water in a clear glass is allowed during testing; however, eating, smoking, and chewing gum are prohibited.
If you require special accommodations due to health reasons that require you to have food or medication at all times, online testing may not be recommended for you. To learn more about special accommodations before scheduling your exam, please click here.
Q. What items are not allowed during my exam?
A. During the exam, you may not access (i.e. be within arms’ reach) the following types of items:
- Mobile phones (except during check-in or when instructed otherwise by the proctor
- Headphones or headsets (wired or Bluetooth)
- Handheld computers or other electronic devices
- Calculators (an onscreen calculator will be provided in the testing application)
- Hats (or other head coverings)
- Notes or any other materials not specifically approved.
- Exam-specific materials or scratch paper
- Erasable whiteboards
- Any physical writing object such as a pen, marker, or pencil.
During your OnVUE exam, you may have the option to use a built-in digital whiteboard feature to do scratch work or take notes. Physical scratch paper or note boards are not allowed when taking an OnVUE exam. Learn more »
If any of the items above are spotted in the testing area during the check-in process, your exam may not launch until they are removed. Additionally, using any of these items may result in the termination of your exam at the proctor’s discretion.