Coronavirus Updates for your Exam

COVID-19 Exam Information and Updates

COVID-19 Exam Support

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and its impact on the candidates, students, professionals, instructors, and employers we serve.  Our Wiley team is committed to continuously updating you on any changes related to the following exams that may impact your study plans.  Please check this page regularly for updates. 

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ACCOUNTING

CIA

The IIA has adopted online proctoring to enable candidates to take the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) and CIA Challenge exams from home, starting on April 27, 2020. For in-person exams, and rescheduling or scheduling new exam appointments, appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location, and some test centers in the United States have extended their hours to be open nearly 24 hours a day. 

Learn more about the timeline and eligibility requirements here.

Visit the Pearson VUE Online Proctoring page to learn more about specific system requirements and FAQs.

FINANCE

CFP

Based upon the latest information, and given the forecasts for the next several months, CFP Board has postponed the July 2020 exam administration to September 22-29, 2020.

July testing appointments currently scheduled with Prometric will need to be rescheduled to available dates in the new September 2020 testing window (September 22-29). July exam registrants were provided with a 3-week priority registration period of May 18 to June 8, 2020. General registration for the September exam opened on June 8, 2020.

For more information, please access the CFP Board’s site here for updates.

CAIA

Candidates who were scheduled to sit for the March 2020 Level I or Level II exams are able to sit for the September exam cycle at no charge. The September exam window is currently open and all Candidates registering for the September 2020 exam will be able to schedule an exam seat, based on seat availability at the chosen center. 

For more information, please access the CAIA site here.

FRM

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 exam has been postponed to October 24, 2020. The November exam will continue to be held on November 21, 2020.

To access GARP’s FRM site, please visit here.

To get updates from GARP’s testing administrator, Pearson VUE, please visit here.

CMT

The December 2020 CMT exams will take place December 1-15, 2020. These dates represent an expansion of the usual test window to allow for lower density in the test centers and greater flexibility in scheduling.

To get regular updates from Prometric, please visit here.

To access the CMT Association’s FAQ page in relation to COVID-19, please visit here.

CIMA

CIMA online exams are now open for scheduling. To receive the latest updates on the CIMA exam relating to COVID-19, please visit here.

FINRA / SIE

Select Test Centers Have Reopened, as of May 1, and exam enrollment windows have been extended through August 31. For the most up to date information, please visit FINRA’s page here

ADMISSIONS

GMAT

GMAC and its test delivery partner, Pearson VUE, are working closely with and following the directives from local governments across the world to ensure the health and safety of their candidates and test center staff.

The latest information on the status of GMAT testing and candidate FAQs can be found here.

ACT

The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19.

All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT shortly informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

Please see the ACT website link below for further details: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

TECH

PMP

PMI has now launched Online Proctored Testing (OTP). Candidates can now schedule to take the PMP exam from home. If your exam was cancelled or you need to reschedule, you can schedule your new appointment online through your Pearson VUE account. You will have the option to take your exam online.

For more details and FAQs, please visit: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp/exam-prep/online.

Please visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update for the latest updates regarding the opening of Pearson VUE testing centers.


If you already have a scheduled exam:

As of March 17, 2020, Pearson VUE has suspended test delivery to all US and Canada-based Pearson testing centers until April 16.

You will receive an email cancellation notice and either receive a refund (if paid to Pearson VUE) or an extension as determined by your exam sponsor. Pearson VUE will work with you to reschedule your exam as soon as it is safe to resume test delivery (on or after April 16).

If you are looking to schedule an exam:

Registration windows for new exam appointments will not be available until April 16. If you have additional questions regarding voucher usage or testing windows, please visit your exam program homepage to speak to the customer service team associated with your program.

For more information please visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update

Because of the test center closures, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has postponed the launch of the new PMP exam until January 2, 2021.

For more details on the NEW exam postponement please visit: https://www.pmi.org/about/coronavirus-single-source-message

AWS

AWS is now offering the option to take all AWS Certification exams via Pearson VUE with online proctoring. To learn more about requirements and functionality of the online exam please visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/aws/onvue

Voucher expiration dates and certification expiration dates are being extended. AWS has also extended the retirement date of the SAA-C01 exam to June 30, 2020. To read more please visit: https://aws.amazon.com/certification/faqs/

Please visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update for the latest updates regarding the opening of Pearson VUE testing centers.


If you already have a scheduled exam:

Pearson VUE
As of March 17, 2020, Pearson VUE has suspended test delivery to all US and Canada-based Pearson testing centers until April 16.
You will receive an email cancellation notice, and you will either receive a refund (if paid to Pearson VUE) or an extension as determined by your exam sponsor. Pearson VUE will work with you to reschedule your exam as soon as it is safe to resume test delivery (on or after April 16).

PSI
PSI Testing Centers have had to temporarily close the doors to many of their testing centers around the world. For specific center details, please visit: https://www.psionline.com/important-notice-update-concerning-covid-19-coronavirus

PSI has issued a Flexible Rescheduling policy. Candidates that need to reschedule should contact Candidate Support Services if they need to reschedule an exam due to illness, are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, or have been directed to self-quarantine by their local health authority.

If a candidate arrives at a testing center and is exhibiting flu-like symptoms, the candidate will be denied admission to the test center and allowed to reschedule.

For more details on the Flexible Rescheduling policy please visit: https://www.psionline.com/important-notice-update-concerning-covid-19-coronavirus

If you are looking to schedule an exam:

Registration windows for new exam appointments will not be available until April 16. If you have additional questions regarding voucher usage or testing windows, please visit your exam program homepage to speak to the customer service team associated with your program.

For more information please visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update

CompTIA

Online testing for CompTIA exams became available on April 15, 2020. If you would like to schedule an online test, please reschedule your current exam for on or after April. For specific instructions on how to reschedule your exam, please visit: https://help.comptia.org/hc/en-us/articles/115005195146-How-to-Reschedule-Your-Exam

For more details about online testing and voucher extensions, be sure to visit: https://www.comptia.org/testing/online-testing-interest-form

Please visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update for the latest updates regarding the opening of Pearson VUE testing centers.


In approximately 30 days, CompTIA certification exams will be available to be taken remotely through Pearson VUE testing centers. Please check back here for updates.

CompTIA has also extended exam voucher expiration dates. In the case where a voucher expired between March 17, 2020 and April 30, 2020, the voucher is now valid through June 30, 2020.


If you already have a scheduled exam:

As of March 17, 2020, Pearson VUE has suspended test delivery to all US and Canada-based Pearson testing centers until April 16. You will receive an email cancellation notice, and you will either receive a refund (if paid to Pearson VUE) or an extension as determined by your exam sponsor. Pearson VUE will work with you to reschedule your exam as soon as it is safe to resume test delivery (on or after April 16).

If you are looking to schedule an exam:

Registration windows for new exam appointments will not be available until April 16. If you have additional questions regarding voucher usage or testing windows, please visit your exam program homepage to speak to the customer service team associated with your program.

For more information please visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update

HELP STOP CORONAVIRUS:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a series of guidelines and tips for any individual who has questions about COVID-19. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19disease 2019 cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Shortness of breath

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly:

  1. From person-to-person and between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  2. Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

To view more information on COVID-19 risks and symptoms, go here. Find information on testing yourself for the Coronavirus here.

To help protect yourself during Coronavirus, the CDC has recommended taking the below precautions:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  2.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  4. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting sick.
  5. Stay home if you are sick.
  6. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For additional information about COVID-19and how to protect yourself, please visit here.