Online testing for CAIA Association

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Important to note:

It is recommended to run a system test in advance of your exam (or when you are making your decision) and again on exam day. Running a system test confirms whether your device's microphone, internet and webcam are currently functioning at that moment in time. It is your responsibility to ensure the device you're using also meets all the technical requirements. Please thoroughly review the technical requirements well in advance of your appointment. If your device does not meet all the technical requirements, you will not be able to successfully launch the OnVUE application to take your exam.

CAIA will not refund exam fees due to unsuccessful exam experiences on account of a Candidate’s device not meeting the technical requirements or a Candidate’s lack of ability to effectively navigate the OnVUE exam, including use of the digital whiteboard and scratchpad. For more information about CAIA’s OnVUE policies, please review the CAIA Candidate Policy Manual, here. All of CAIA’s policies may be viewed here.

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.

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.

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.  

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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  • Online exams can be disrupted by proxy servers, network packet inspection/filtering, or strict network security configurations.
  • The Windows user account logged in to the delivery workstation must have local administrative permissions.
  • Some antivirus software can cause performance issues. Please disable antivirus scanning while taking your exam.
  • You may need to ensure that your security software does not block the execution of JavaScript, Adobe Air applications, or Adobe Flash Player extensions.
  • You may need to configure your Internet security and antivirus software to make an exception for the Pearson Secure Browser executable file.
  • Close all applications, including background applications via Task Manager.
    • If a background application starts again during the exam, an error prompt will pop up. You should close the illegal application and relaunch the exam using the ‘Relaunch’ button. You will then go into the proctor queue, where the proctor will re-release you into the exam.

If you are unable to launch or re-launch your exam, contact Pearson VUE customer service for assistance.

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Last updated 2024-07-18