About Pearson

What we do

Each year more than 14 million people around the world take an exam with Pearson VUE. Chances are you, or someone you know, has recently tested with us. Your neighbor, the computer programmer ... your dad’s nurse, children’s teacher, real estate agent or college grad who wants to go to business school ... all demonstrate their knowledge, skill and commitment when they test with Pearson VUE.

More than 450 credential owners across the globe choose Pearson VUE to help develop, manage, deliver and grow their testing programs. From downloadable practice tests to high-stakes, proctored exams that require the industry’s most secure testing environments, Pearson VUE is the leader in computer-based-testing — and much more.

We serve test owners and test takers in nearly every industry.


Who we are

Brave. Imaginative. Decent. These words aren’t just a slogan; they are among our most important values. Woven into the fabric of our corporate culture, these principles have served us well — resulting in the industry’s most innovative products and services, creative and productive working relationships and respectful, honest communications. Pearson VUE is part of Pearson, the world's largest learning company with more than 40,000 employees working across the globe.


Why we’re chosen

It’s simple really. We call it the Pearson VUE difference. We built the Pearson VUE business on state-of-the-art technology that enables us to reliably deliver exams and provide the highest levels of service to our clients and their candidates around the world.

Learn more about our capabilities and the many ways we serve our customers and test takers.


Where we are

Pearson VUE is headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, with regional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Australia, India, Japan and China. Find our office addresses and contact information.

We’re interested in hearing from you. Contact us to learn more.


How can my organization become an authorized test center?

It’s easy to join the Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center network if you meet basic requirements. You’ll find an application, technical specifications and instructions available from the Test Center home page.

How long is the application process?

Sites that have fulfilled all technical and facility requirements and have submitted the required documents, photos, and agreements in a timely manner, can be up and running in as little as one month.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for the site to become an authorized test center. Pearson VUE provides the software and technical support services free of charge to your site. However, sites must meet minimum technical requirements, which includes the computer equipment as well as the Enhanced Security Protocol (ESP) kit.

What is the ESP kit?

The ESP kit contains two digital cameras and a digital signature pad. The kit can be purchased from Pearson VUE for $450 or sites can purchase the equipment on their own, per the technical requirements.

What is the process for purchasing the ESP kit from Pearson VUE?

Go to Pearson VUE's mindhub store and follow the directions to create an account and purchase the kit:

Can we use laptops in our test center?

Technical requirements do not allow the use of laptops in our test centers. Refer to the technical requirements for more information.

Must the test center be dedicated to Pearson VUE testing?

When a test session is in progress, the room must be dedicated to testing. Any other time the room can be used for other purposes.

Will a technician come to visit me to install the software?

No, our technicians will not visit your site. However, they are available by phone to support all aspects of your installation.

Which exams are available to authorized test centers?

To view the list of exams now available to authorized test centers, visit the Deliver these exams page.

We have just been approved as an authorized test center, what now?

  1. Your site is provided with a Site ID, username and password to access the VUE Support System.

  2. Our Support Services team will contact your technical support person to complete the software installation.
  3. At the same time, your Test Administrator (TA) can access self-study training materials to prepare for TA Certification.
  4. Your site will then be activated for Pearson VUE test delivery.
  5. More questions? Make sure to read the FAQs for current test centers.

Test Dates

Test time

Monday 10:00-15:00
Tuesday 10:00-15:00
Wednesday 10:00-15:00
Thursday 10:00-15:00
Friday 10:00-15:00
Saturday 10:00-15:00
Sunday 10:00-15:00


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Test process

Test process

The Integrated Platform:  

One integrated testing system that delivers convenience and control

Whatever the stakes, high or low, Pearson VUE’s test delivery options strike the right balance between security and flexibility. Based on your program and exam requirements, the Integrated Platform gives you choices like no other test delivery system can.


How best to deliver your exam?

The Integrated Platform lets you answer in multiple ways.


A single candidate record

Regardless of how or where your exam or assessment is delivered, the Integrated Platform seamlessly integrates the test results into one candidate record. Deliver one exam in a Pearson test center, another at a conference and another in the candidate’s home - all of the test taker's data is integrated in one profile with no duplicate records and easily accessible to the test taker.

All your requirements met on a single platform

Immediate self-publishing, an unlimited footprint and many other features of the Integrated Platform are detailed in the flyer, Flexible testing options with one streamlined system

Ask a question

We welcome your questions. Use our online form to contact a business development representative in your region of the world.


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