Online Proctoring

Due to ongoing safety concerns and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, which has also resulted in the temporary closure of many Pearson VUE testing centers globally, ACAMS now offers online proctoring for candidates taking their certification exams in all countries, with the exception of Belarus, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) and the Donbas/Sevastapol/Crimea region of Ukraine.


Can I take the exam if I do not speak English?
Can I take my ACAMS exam with online proctoring?
How do I switch my exam delivery method?
Are online exams available to everyone?
What time are online exams available?
How do I schedule an online exam?
I am interested in taking an ACAMS exam but have not yet purchased or submitted an application. Will I be able to take an exam that is proctored online?
Can I run online proctoring on my corporate computer?
I have an authorization to take an ACAMS exam but have not yet scheduled one. How can I schedule an exam that is proctored online?
I have scheduled my ACAMS exam at a test center and that exam is still scheduled. Can I cancel that exam and schedule to take an exam that is proctored online?
I scheduled my ACAMS exam at a test center, but it was cancelled. Can I schedule to take an exam that is proctored online?
How should I set up my computer and testing area?
Can I have a mobile phone in the room with me?
When is the best time to start the exam? / What if I start the exam late?
How do I begin the exam?
Is a system check part of the check-in process on the exam day?
What identification will I need?
What is permitted on my desk during the exam?
What is not permitted to be used during the exam?
What if I need a calculator or scratch paper for the exam?
How long does the exam take?
Can I take a break during the exam?
What should I do if I have a technical issue during the Exam?

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All examinations and the exam materials are the copyright of ACAMS and may not be published, shared, reproduced or otherwise distributed or disseminated without the express written consent of ACAMS. You will maintain the confidentiality of, and not distribute, share or disclose any exam materials. You agree not to discuss the content of an examination with anyone, and that you will not record, copy, or disclose any examination question or answers, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in any form or by any means whatsoever. Additionally, you represent that you have not received Examination questions or answers from others.


Disclosing exam materials or information about exam materials may result in a lawsuit that may result in paying monetary damages or in you being subject to other court-enforced penalties, criminal penalties, cancellation of your test scores, revocation or suspension of any of your current certifications, and/or revocation or suspension of your ACAMS memberships.


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