Understanding test accommodations
We provide appropriate arrangements to individuals who demonstrate a documented need. Test accommodations are individualised, so we consider them on a case-by-case basis in partnership with your testing programme. Test accommodations may also be known as “special arrangements” or “reasonable adjustments."
Pearson VUE test accommodations may include:
- Extra testing time
- A separate testing room
Approved comfort aids
Our test centres allow the comfort aids listed in the downloadable PDF. On exam day, our test centre staff will ask to visually inspect these items.
Download the list
Testing exceptions for nursing mothers
Pearson VUE supports test-takers that require an exception to breastfeed, express, or pump breast milk during their exam. Your exam programme must approve your accommodations request in order for you to breastfeed, express, or pump during your exam.
Pumping breast milk
To be considered for a nursing mothers accommodation to pump during your exam, you must complete the accommodation request process. Please check your exam programme’s policies prior to scheduling your exam and note that this accommodations request may require you to schedule your exam at a different test centre than your preferred location.
Testing at Pearson-owned test centre in the Americas
If you are testing at a Pearson VUE-owned and operated test centre in the Americas region, we’ve established a private space region for women to pump at each location. The private space varies at each test centre. It is either a breakroom with a door or a break area with a privacy screen. Each space has a chair, table, and electrical outlet and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Testing at a third-party site or outside the Americas
If you are testing outside of a Pearson VUE-owned and operated test centre or outside of the Americas region, our team will make reasonable efforts to find you a suitable space to pump during your exam.
If you prefer to breastfeed, you must do so outside of the testing facility, as children are not allowed in the test centre. Please note: you must check your exam programme’s policies because some programmes do not allow candidates to leave the test centre during an exam at all. Please complete the accommodations request process and, if your programme allows you to leave the test centre during an exam, our team will make reasonable efforts to help you find a suitable space to breastfeed.