Update: April 10, 2020
Over the past several weeks, Prometric has closely monitored the ever-changing events associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus in countries around the world, and has made decisions impacting our site and corporate operations based on ordinances from local, state, and federal governments, as well as recommendations from the CDC and WHO.
Early after the situation was officially characterized as a pandemic, we made the difficult but necessary decision to close all Prometric test centers in the U.S. and Canada until April 16th. Based on updated information and after careful consideration, we have decided to extend the closure of test centers in the U.S. and Canada until May 1st.
If your exam appointment is impacted by these closure extensions, you will receive an email notification informing you that your appointment has been canceled, and instructions for how to reschedule for a future date. No rescheduling fees will be applied, and we are working with your exam sponsor to ensure all program requirements are met. Please note that if you choose to contact Prometric for assistance, hold times may be extended due to the volume of individuals we are attempting to support. We thank you for your patience.
If you are looking to schedule a new appointment, you can search for available appointments on our website, https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search
For the latest updates regarding COVID-19 in general and best practices for overall health and safety, please visit the https://www.cdc.gov/.
We will update this website each time new information is available. The operating status of test centers in other locations can be found at www.prometric.com/closures.
Test Center Actions
As we work to re-open test centers, we have adopted enhanced measures in response to COVID-19. All of our test centers are required to abide by the procedures outlined here.
Prometric has enacted the following procedures to help ensure your safety during your testing appointment:
- Permitting test takers to use masks and gloves while they are testing. Please note these items will be subject to visual inspection upon entry to the test center. For a full list of permissible items please check here.
- Enforcing social distancing practices throughout the check-in and testing process, per local guidance.
- Providing all Prometric test center staff with protective masks to help reduce the risk of infection.
- Limiting points of physical contact between staff and test takers.
- Providing clear, easy to read list of expectations for conduct at the testing center.
Test Center Cleanliness
We have fully reviewed all test center operations and continue to reinforce expected actions at all test centers around the world that will mitigate the risk of spread of the virus at these locations. These procedures include cleaning high-touch surfaces (ex. test station keyboard keys, mouse, biometric touch chip device) before we open, in-between each candidate, and at the end of the day, and providing disposable wipes so that common surfaces can be wiped.
Test Center Closures
Test center closures continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with a close eye on specific government actions, including closing local offices, public spaces, and university campuses, along with building closures where the test centers are located.
All test center closures will be posted on our website at www.prometric.com/closures as closure decisions are made. If you are testing in one of the below countries your test center may be impacted by COVID-19 actions. Please check the site closure page often to see the status of your test center.
Our Candidate Care team is continuing to work through a significant number of rescheduling and canceling transactions that are the direct result of COVID-19 procedures. To meet volume-demand needs and ensure the safety of our staff, we have enabled our global CSR team to work from home and have reallocated staff from in-bound phone support to help increase throughput capacity for displacements. We’re continuing to look at options to help us maintain or increase capacity to better support our candidates.
When possible, we recommend you use our self-service, online scheduling services at https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search. If you need direct support regarding your exam, email and chat functions are enabled via our contact us page. Please note that due to a high-volume of requests, response times may be delayed significantly.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
- Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap & water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue while coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Review the CDC’s Steps To Prevent Illness
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