Become a test center

Open the door to opportunity — and the world’s leading exams

Become a Pearson VUE test centre

Discover the benefits below. Or, start your application now! Apply here

Grow your reach

Expand your capabilities by joining the industry’s largest and most trusted network of test centres. As an authorised Pearson VUE test centre, you’ll deliver the world’s leading certification exams, from AWS to Zend Technologies — plus CompTIA, Microsoft, PMI, and everything else in between — helping you retain current students and bring new candidates through your doors.

Nurture your business

Not only will you benefit from automated test delivery to ensure a smooth process and 24/7 technology support, you’ll also:

Improve retention

Build long-term relationships with loyal candidates who return to your training and testing centre.

Attract new customers

Show off your course offerings to new test-takers from your community.

Earn more revenue

With access to volume discounts and special promotions, you can offer training and testing bundles to broaden your portfolio.

The key to success: Map your route to becoming a test centre

Getting started is simple. The application and approval process — all done virtually — can be completed in as little as 30 days, and we’re here to help you along the way.

Here’s what the process looks like:

  • Step 1:Verify you meet the requirements detailed below.
  • Step 2:Complete a no-obligation online application in just 15 minutes.
  • Step 3:Submit photos of your site for approval — no site visit needed.
  • Step 4:Install the testing software with help from our support services team.
  • Step 5:Train your test administrator, who will take an open-book certification exam.

That’s it! You’re ready to start delivering exams...and see your business prosper.


Test centre requirements

By adhering to an exacting set of standards, authorised Pearson VUE test centres provide superior experiences for candidates across the world. Please review the following requirements for new test centres before submitting your application.

Test centre tiers

The needs of most testing programmes are ably met by authorised Pearson VUE Test Centres (PVTCs). In addition to our PVTCs, we have two other centre types, described below.

  • Pearson Professional Centre (PPC) – Owned and operated by Pearson VUE, PPCs feature the testing industry’s highest level of security, advanced surveillance and patented facility design.
  • Pearson VUE Test Centre Select – Independently owned and operated in more than 100 countries, Select test centres boast enhanced identity verification and surveillance technology.

At present, we accept applications for PVTCs only. Select test centres are typically identified via an evaluation and selection process. PVTCs cannot currently apply to become a Select test centre, though they may be invited to consider upgrading. As wholly-owned assets of Pearson VUE, PPC standards are proprietary, and these facilities have no external application criteria or process.

Apply to become a Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centre

Need more information before applying? Review the Q&A below or contact us here.

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