A mobile phone works best for capturing the required headshot, ID, and environment photos, but you can use a webcam if you don’t have a mobile phone.
Headshot photos: your headshot is compared to your ID photo to make sure the right person takes the exam; it may also be included on your score report. Tips for taking headshots:
- Take your headshot in front of a solid background using good lighting.
- Prompts will indicate any adjustments needed to get a good photo — just follow the instructions.
ID photos: we use your ID to verify your identity. Photos required depend on the type of ID used:
- Driver’s license, government-issued ID, or other approved ID card: capture front and back.
- Passport: capture photo page only.
Testing environment photos: you are required to take four photos of your testing environment during the checkin. Try to get clear shots. They are used for the proctor’s reference during the testing session and for quality control, security, and auditing purposes.
Pearson VUE deletes checkin photos according to regulations in the country where you test.