COVID-related testing information:

Testing candidates: Most Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) are open for exam delivery. We also continue to deliver exams to any third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) with the ability to operate, though some may be operating at limited or changed capacity based on their own discretion or in response to government mandates.

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Harvard Business School Online CORe final

Harvard Business School Online CORe final

The CORe final examination is offered to CORe participants for the course(s) which they have completed. The final examination has been created by HBS faculty and is administered by Pearson VUE. Receiving a passing exam score on all three courses (Financial Accounting, Economics for Managers, and Business Analytics) is required in order to receive the CORe credential.

To schedule your exam:

Create a Pearson VUE Account

The first time you schedule an appointment to take your HBS Online examinations you will need to create an account with Pearson VUE. You will be asked to enter your HBS Online ID and your first and last name. Please be sure to enter your name exactly as it appears within your HBS Online account.

Schedule an OnVUE Online Proctored Exam

Take your exam online in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor. Find out more »

Select a Date and Time

Sign in to your account and select a date and time for your exam. All available dates and times will be presented to you for the date you have selected. After you schedule your exam, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email with all pertinent exam information.

Reschedule or Cancel

OnVUE online proctored exam appointments may be rescheduled or cancelled through your Pearson VUE account up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Test center exam appointments may be cancelled or rescheduled up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.

If you need to reschedule or cancel late due to an emergency, please contact HBS Online at


If you previously requested disability accommodations with HBS Online, please do not schedule your exam online. Instead, please use the designated Pearson contact information HBS Online provided upon approval of your accommodation. If you did not already request disability accommodation but wish to do so, please contact us at We will then walk you through the necessary documentation to receive an accommodation. Please note: if you have already scheduled an exam appointment, you will need to cancel the appointment before we are able to load you into the Pearson VUE system as a participant with an approved accommodation.

Last updated 2020-03-25