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Attention Candidates - November 15, 2012:
Starting in 2013, all Certification Exams will be offered worldwide exclusively through
Pearson VUE Testing Centers
(including Belarus, India, and Sri Lanka)

As we get closer to the launch date more details will be provided documenting the steps candidates will need to take in order to schedule an examination with Pearson VUE in 2013. A majority of the certification exams will be available starting in January / February 2013 with the remaining few to be added shortly thereafter. All the certification exams offered at Pearson VUE testing site will be computer-based.

As a general rule most Pearson VUE testing centers are open Monday - Friday, however in some locations that may vary. The majority of test centers are open in the morning and late afternoon and a handful have opted to stay open on the weekends. When scheduling begins with Pearson VUE seats will be based on availability at each testing site so the farther out you attempt to schedule an exam the better the chances are of finding a seat at a center near you so plan accordingly.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at certify@softwarecertifications.org.
 
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. It boasts the world's leading test center network, with over 5,000 test centers in 175 countries, 230 of which are fully-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centers. Pearson Professional Centers utilize a patent-winning design, which was created specifically for high-stakes testing and offers a carefully controlled, consistent testing environment.
 

Prometric Testing Centers

ATTENTION:
The CSQA / CSTE exams offered through Prometric will ONLY be available through December 31, 2012.

In 2008, Software Certifications selected Prometric, a world leader in assessment testing services, as its partner for the administration of the CSQA & CSTE certification examinations. Prometric's international network of testing centers provides the framework needed to support Software Certifications global needs. Prometric's Test Center network affords site security and content integrity through a combination of live proctors, closed-circuit television systems and biometric security procedures. Candidates can now schedule their CSQA & CSTE examination with a Prometric Testing Center in their hometown, in or outside of the United States.

IMPORTANT:
Prometric Test Centers are NOT available in the following areas - Belarus, India, and Sri Lanka (see Sponsored Site Schedule). Exams taken at a Prometric Test Center in one of those areas will NOT be accepted and the candidate will forfeit any fees already paid.
 
General Information
The CSQA / CSTE certification examinations are the ONLY exams currently available through Prometric.

Candidates planning on taking a CSQA or CSTE certification exam at a Prometric Test Center must first complete the application process online through the Customer Service Portal, then paid the application fee before they can obtain an Eligibility ID and Schedule an Examination.

The seats for a CSQA / CSTE examinations offered daily at a Prometric Test Centers are based on availability. Most centers are open Monday - Saturday, however in some locations that may differ. The farther out you attempt to schedule an exam the better the chances are of finding a seat at a center near you so plan accordingly.

Waiting until the last minute to try and schedule an exam is not recommended, especially if your application expiration is fast approaching as there is no guarantee you will be able tot find a seat. If you are unsure of the application expiration status email certify@softwarecertifications.org.
 
Eligibility ID
An Eligibility ID is required in order to be able schedule a CSQA / CSTE certification examination with a Prometric Test Center. If you do not already have an ID then follow the instructions listed below.
NOTE: Prometric is NOT available in the following areas - Belarus, India, and Sri Lanka.
  • Go to the My Examination page of the Customer Portal.
  • Click on Pick Scheduling Option link.
  • Click on the Prometric Site tab located at the bottom of the page.
  • Review the warning:
  • If it does not apply to you then click on the Continue with Prometric to receive Eligibility ID.
  • Click OK if sure to have your information sent to Prometric and a code assigned.
Once processed your Eligibility ID will appear on the My Examination page of your Customer Portal account typically the next day and at times could take up to 3 days.
 
Locating a Prometric Test Center

To locate a Prometric Test Center for a CSQA / CSTE Examination ONLY follow the instructions listed below.

NOTE: Prometric is NOT available in the following areas - Belarus, India, and Sri Lanka.
  • Go to the Prometric site
  • Click on the Locate a Test Center button.
  • Make your Exam Selection (CSQA / CSTE ONLY) from the drop-down, then hit Next.
  • To find the closest location(s), please enter a preferred address, city/state, or ZIP/postal code where you would like to schedule your appointment in the search box and click search.
  • All centers available will be displayed that match the search criteria. If nothing appears then there are not any centers that match the criteria entered.

To search for Seat Availability click in the Availability link for the site(s) where you would like to take the exam. Use the calendar provided to display available dates for the selected month, and click on the dates to see the available times for that day.

Please note that due to eligibility rules and other circumstances, the offered seats can change when scheduling the exam and you may be asked to select another date and time.

 
Scheduling an Examination

ATTENTION:
The CSQA / CSTE exams offered through Prometric will ONLY be available through December 31, 2012.

To schedule a CSQA / CSTE certification examination at a Prometric Test Center a candidate MUST first have an Eligibility ID (see above) and then follow the instructions listed below.
NOTE: Prometric is NOT available in the following areas - Belarus, India, and Sri Lanka.
  • Go to the Prometric site
  • Click on the Get Started button.
  • Follow the steps as you will be guided through the entire scheduling process making sure to review all the information provided throughout the process carefully.
 
Confirm an Appointment
To confirm a schedule appointment with Prometric follow the instructions listed below.
  • Go to the Prometric site.
  • Click on the Confirm My Test button.
  • Enter your Confirmation/Tracking Number and First 4 Letters of Last Name, then hit next.
 
Rescheduling / Canceling an Examination
Review Prometric's Rescheduling / Cancellation policy for computer-based CSQA / CSTE examinations before proceeding.

You will need your Confirmation / Tracking Number which was provided by Prometric at the completion of your exam scheduling.
You can either go to the Prometric site and following the steps below, or use their automated voice response system at: 800-861-9072 x4519; both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Go to the Prometric site.
  • Click on the Reschedule / Cancel My Test button.
  • Enter your Confirmation/Tracking Number and First 4 Letters of Last Name, then hit next.
  • Review the information and click either I want to reschedule my appointment or I want to cancel my appointment tab.
 
What Time to Arrive at a Prometric Testing Center
Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. If you are late in arriving, you will not be allowed to test and will forfeit your exam fee. The examination will take roughly 4 1/2 hours to complete which includes breaks. A break will NOT be permitted during the taking of any part of the examination.
 
What to Bring to a Prometric Testing Center
You will be required to present one valid, government-issued photo ID with a signature (e.g., driver's license or passport). If you are testing outside of your country of citizenship, you must present a valid passport. If you are testing within your country of citizenship, you must present either a valid passport, driver's license, national ID or military ID. The identification document must be in Latin characters and contain your photograph and signature. All other personal items must be locked in a locker for test security purposes, so please limit what you bring to the testing center.

IMPORTANT:
The name entered into the Customer Portal and during scheduling with Prometric must match that of the ID being presented during check-in at Prometric. If they do not match you will NOT be granted entrance.

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