Introducing a New, Flexible Delivery Model - Online Proctored

Blog Post created by jmielke-esristaff Employee on Jan 14, 2019

Are you looking for a more flexible way to achieve your certification goals in 2019? We've got you covered! We are excited to announce a new delivery model for Esri technical certification exams that allows you to take an exam securely from your own office or home workspace. Online Proctored, offered by Pearson VUE, eliminates the need to travel to a physical test center.


With Online Proctored, your experience will be very similar to taking an exam at a Pearson VUE test center. For example:

  • You still schedule your exam through Pearson VUE and take it at a specific appointment time.
  • A proctor checks you in through the formal process, including ID verification.
  • During the exam, a proctor will monitor the test-taking process just as they would in person.


The only difference is that everything is done online. To register for and take an Esri exam using Online Proctored, simply follow three steps:

You will need to run an exam simulation to get familiar with the online testing environment and verify that your system meets the requirements. You must have access to a web cam and a private workspace in which to take your exam. The workspace should be free of distractions, notes, and any exam preparation materials—the proctor will use the web cam to visually scan your space before the exam starts.


Once you verify that your system meets the requirements, you can schedule your exam appointment on the Pearson VUE website. You will need to create a Pearson VUE login if you don’t already have one to schedule a date and time for your exam. In some cases, you may even find that a same-day appointment is available.


On test day, you'll login to Pearson VUE, select your exam, and proceed through the self-check-in process. Once checked in, you will wait in the lobby for a proctor to connect with you. Once connected, your proctor will guide you through the process and launch your exam.


Testing online offers the convenience of less (or no) travel time and it can reduce test-taking anxieties by allowing you to work from a comfortable, familiar space.


Online Proctored is now available for all Esri technical certification exams. Of course, if you’d prefer to take an exam at a test center, you still have that option. The choice is yours!


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