Important COVID-related testing information


We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust test center operations as needed. On this page you will find general information regarding health and safety practices, requirements for entry, and any location-specific impacts.


Face masks are required at any company-owned Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) in the U.S. and U.S. territories in counties with a “high” COVID-19 community level as defined by the CDC, pursuant to Executive Order 14042.

For face mask and proof-of-vaccination requirements at Pearson VUE-owned test centers in all world regions, refer to the location-specific details below.

Check the requirements for your test center

Health and safety practices

We are taking the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while protecting testing candidates and our staff at our company-owned test centers.

Sanitization and safety measures:

Our sanitizing regimen includes regularly cleaning and disinfecting common areas and workstations, and providing hand sanitizer throughout waiting areas and testing rooms. We also encourage our third-party test centers to implement these precautionary measures.

Policies for testing candidates:

To keep others safe, we ask test-takers to follow guidelines on health and safety best practices as established by the WHO, CDC, or relevant local authorities, including but not limited to COVID-19 exposure, quarantine/isolation, and symptoms.

Face masks and proof of vaccination:

Where required, you must bring and properly wear your own face mask the entire time you are at the test center, including throughout your exam. We are unable to provide face masks to candidates. Additionally, where required by local regulations, testing candidates must show proof of vaccination to enter Pearson VUE test centers.

  • In areas where local requirements do not mandate the wearing of masks, they are still recommended in our test centers. 
  • Regardless of local regulations, some exam programs require masks for all testing candidates. To find out if your program mandates mask-wearing, refer to your program-specific landing page.

Prior to any examination appointment, testing candidates should refer to the location-specific testing information below, where face mask and proof of vaccination requirements can be found.

Candidates who do not comply with these policies may forfeit their ability to take exams. We will not issue refunds to candidates who do not comply.

Location-specific testing information

Most Pearson VUE-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) are available for exam delivery. Any exceptions and/or unique requirements, including proof of vaccination, are noted in the list below. Please note: If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival at any test center, you may be asked to reschedule your exam.

Some third-party test centers around the world may be operating at limited or changed capacity based on their own discretion or in response to government mandates. They may also institute additional precautionary measures to protect candidates and employees during this time. We continue to deliver exams to any third-party test centers with the ability to operate.

For information on scheduling/rescheduling exam appointments, please review our FAQ.

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