Registration & Venue
If you are deemed eligible to sit for the Certification Exam, your demographic data, including a unique ID number, will be sent to Pearson VUE, the test administrators. This information will be sent once per week.
Candidates will be given their ID numbers and are then responsible for registering to take the exam at a Pearson VUE Test Center via phone (preferred) or web. Phone is the recommended method of scheduling as it provides for the most up-to-date information. You will not be required to pay any additional fees but you may not register with Pearson VUE without prior ABVLM approval and authorization. Scheduling instructions will be included in your acceptance letter.
Candidates are strongly urged to register with a Pearson VUE as soon as they are notified of their eligibility, as there is limited seating at any given test center. The ABVLM is not responsible for candidate access to or appointments at Pearson VUE Test Centers. Saturday test center availability is very limited. Please check with Pearson VUE for specific test center hours and days of operation.
Detailed information about registering for the exam will be provided in each candidate's letter of acceptance from the ABVLM.
Any modification to your scheduled exam date/time/location within two weeks of the exam will result in a $50 "late change" administrative fee.
The ABVLM Certification exam is delivered on the Pearson VUE testing system accessible for over 4,000 authorized test centers worldwide. Most Pearson VUE test centers are open on Saturdays, but some are not. Once registration for the Certification Exam is open, you will be able to check availability of days and times at specific test sites. Testing centers provide lockers for test takers that are 18" h x 15" w x 16.5" d. All centers have restrooms; however, Pearson VUE cannot guarantee availability of private restrooms or restrooms with electrical outlets.