COVID related testing information

Test centres will operate in accordance with local government guidelines for COVID-19. Specific requirements will be updated on this page as necessary during testing so please check before your test date. 

The current general health and safety practices at Pearson Professional Centres are given at the Pearson VUE COVID-19 Update page. Other (non Pearson Professional) test centres will be operating in accordance with local government guidelines and information regarding those centres is not provided at the Pearson VUE COVID Update page. 

Do not attend the test centre if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Follow current government guidelines and reschedule your test to a later date, after any mandatory self-isolation period.

The test can be rescheduled through your Pearson VUE account up to 24 hours before your test appointment time. The rescheduling deadline applies under all circumstances. If you are unwell and miss the deadline for rescheduling, you will not be eligible for a refund or a free reschedule. You must wait for your appointment status to change to a ‘no-show’ status and you will then be able to book another appointment at your own cost by calling Pearson VUE Customer Services.

Please check our ‘fit to test’ policy on the Test Day page and the Rescheduling Policy.

 

TEST CENTRE REQUIREMENTS

AUSTRALIA
Facemasks are recommended but are not mandatory when sitting the test. Candidates need to provide their own mask if they wish to wear one. Proof of vaccination is not required.

NEW ZEALAND
Most test centres require candidates to wear facemasks. Please refer to your test centre below for the requirements. Proof of vaccination is not required.

At test centres where masks are required, candidates must provide their own and comply with the guidelines in order to be admitted to the test centre.

Auckland ACE Training Facemasks recommended. Social distancing will apply.
  Auldhouse Computer Training Facemasks are mandatory in common areas. The mask can be removed when sitting the test.
  Northland Polytechnic Facemasks are mandatory at all times, including while sitting the test. 
  Auckland University Facemasks are mandatory at all times, including while sitting the test.
Christchurch Ara Institute of Canterbury Facemasks recommended.
Dunedin Lateral Plains Otago Museum Facemasks are mandatory in common areas. The mask can be removed when sitting the test.
Invercargill Southern Institute of Technology Facemasks are mandatory at all times, including while sitting the test.
New Plymouth Learner Me Facemasks are mandatory at all times, including while sitting the test.
Wellington ACE Training Facemasks recommended. Social distancing will apply.
  Massey University Facemasks are mandatory in common areas. The mask can be removed when sitting the test.

OVERSEAS
Candidates sitting at overseas test centres should refer to the Pearson VUE COVID-19 Update page to check for any country specific guidelines related to Pearson Professional Centres. Please check for updated information before your test date as the details may be subject to changes in July and August. Facemasks are recommended at all test centres. 

There are specific requirements in place at test centres in China (Mainland), Hong Kong and the United States. If you are booked at Pearson Professional Centres in these countries, please refer to the Pearson VUE COVID-19 Update page for the requirements which candidates must comply with in order to be admitted to the test centre.

Other (non Pearson Professional) overseas test centres will be operating in accordance with local government guidelines.