Take An APCA Examination Online!

Read the important information below for scheduling and taking your examination online.

Thank you for your interest in taking your examination online, through OnVUE, Pearson VUE’s secure online proctoring service. By deciding to take your examination online, you do not have to travel to a Pearson VUE testing center. Review the guide below to learn more!

APCA Examinations You Can Take Online

Online Proctoring ID Requirements

Acceptable forms of ID: 

  • International travel passport 
  • Valid Driver’s license 
  • Identification card (national, state or province ID) 
  • Alien registration card (green card or permanent resident/visa) 

Unacceptable forms of ID: 

  • IDs from countries where OnVUE delivery is restricted 
  • Digital IDs 
  • Renewal forms with expired IDs 
  • Restricted IDs*, including: 
    • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC) 
    • Certain secure access IDs 

*By law, certain IDs must not be photocopied, digitized, or captured on cameraBecause of this, Pearson VUE cannot accept restricted IDs (including but not limited to U.S. military or certain secure access IDs) as identification for online testing. 

Additional Important Resources 

In addition to the information below, please also review these resources:

If you need additional guidance, please reach out to our Customer Care team at Customercare@inteleos.org.

How to Test Your System and Schedule Your Online Examination through Pearson VUE

  • Before your exam, it is imperative that you ensure you can meet all of the system requirements for your computer, workspace, and internet connection before scheduling your examination.
  • Tablets may be used only as a screen, paired with an external keyboard.  Touchscreen technology is strictly prohibited.  Please remember to bring your power cord!
  • Be advised that the systems check verifies an internet connection and a working webcam.  However, it is possible you may still experience technical issues (connectivity, webcam) during the check-in process or during your examination.  Note that this is due to your device’s inability to function properly once the process begins.  If this occurs, and you are unable to start, complete and/or pass your examination, you will forfeit your application fee and will need to reapply.  In the case that you fail the examination, you will also be required to wait 60 days between attempts.
  • For all information related to how to create your account, test your system, and schedule your examination visit Pearson VUE’s OnVUE site.
  • The system test will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. To successfully run a system test be prepared to:
    • Take a selfie and a picture of your I.D. with your cell phone.
    • Ensure your workplace is clear of any objects, unplug additional monitors and computers and make sure your walls or whiteboards are clear of any type of writing. For a complete list of workspace requirements, review our Online Examination Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
    • Not following the workspace guidance could cause your exam to be canceled and you would forfeit your examination fees.
  • Once you have scheduled your online proctoring examination, immediately review your scheduling confirmation email from Pearson VUE. Read this document thoroughly to ensure you scheduled for the correct date, time, and time zone.

What To Expect During Your Examination

  • Be patient when taking your examination online.
  • Check-in may take 30 minutes.
  • No news is good news, you may not interact with your examination proctor if there are no issues.
  • Using the “raise your hand” feature could result in extended wait times. The most efficient way to communicate with your proctor is through chat.
  • While you are waiting for your examination, you will have to sit at your desk where your proctor can see you.
  • For more information on what to expect on examination day, read our What To Expect On Examination Day Guide.
  • Mumbling, looking around, background noise and other interruptions will result in a warning. If the issue
    continues, your examination will be revoked and you will need to reapply.
  • Once you have completed the check in process, you must remain seated and in webcam view, if not, your exam
    will be revoked and you will need to reapply

Getting Your Examination Results

  • After the examination, it may take up to one hour to receive an email with instructions for how to receive your examination results. 
  • When your examination ends there are no further actions you need to take.

If you need additional guidance, please reach out to our Customer Care team at Customercare@inteleos.org.

Find out more with our What To Expect On Examination Day Guide.