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OpenEDG Python Institute exams available via TestNow™ are administered worldwide via OpenEDG Online Proctoring Service and through the network of OpenEDG Testing Service Partners (schools, colleges, universities, and training organizations). Before taking an exam, please read these Testing Policies and consult Exam Information to ensure which delivery mode applies to your exam, and that you are following the Code of Conduct and the technical requirements. By default, the OpenEDG Online Proctoring Service delivery mode applies to all the Python Institute's entry-level exams taken by candidates through testing programs not affiliated with a school, college, university, or training organization.
The entry-level certification exam (PCEP-30-0x) is administered worldwide in proctored format via OpenEDG Online Proctoring Service and through the network of OpenEDG Testing Service Partners. The OpenEDG Online Proctoring Service delivery mode is the default global exam format offered to test candidates through TestNow™, an online exam delivery service owned, run, and managed by the Open Education and Development Group.
The OpenEDG Testing Service Partner delivery mode, which is a non-default exam delivery format, is available to schools, colleges, and universities, as well as certain organizations and institutions participating in the OpenEDG Education Partner Program. Due to the unique specificities of test delivery requirements that particular educational entities and organizations are obliged to follow, OpenEDG Python Institute offers customized proctored exam instances and tailor-made exam delivery solutions that are in compliance with the policies and regulations adopted or adhered to by these entities.
OpenEDG Online Testing Service (Global, default mode for PCEP exams):
OpenEDG Testing Service Partners (Local delivery mode for PCEP and PCAP exams):
Test Candidates must read and accept the Non-Disclosure Agreement, which takes effect immediately after launching the exam session. Test Candidates agree to treat examination materials as confidential, take no copy of the test or notes that contain the content of the exam, specifically the exam questions and answers used during the session, and comply with the Testing Policies throughout and after the exam session.
Refusal to accept the Non-Disclosure Agreement will result in termination of the exam session – the voucher status will be changed to used, and the exam fee will be forfeited.
If you wish to reschedule your proctored exam, you must contact the OpenEDG Testing Service Provider/facility you will take your test at not less than 24 hours prior to your exam appointment.
Global exams available via OpenEDG Online Proctoring Service do not need to be rescheduled. As long as you have not redeemed your exam voucher, you can take your exam in a later time. Please make sure the voucher code has not expired.
OpenEDG Python Institute will endeavor to accommodate any special requirements. Candidates must submit their accommodations requests to Python Institute who will then notify them about the decision. All special conditions must be approved before the exam appointment. Accommodations may include:
Contrast change and font size adjustment features are available by default. No automatic time extension is given to candidates who reside in a country where the first language is not English, or candidates whose first language is other than English.
To submit your request for special exam conditions, please contact OpenEDG Customer Service.
When a candidate fails a PCEP exam, he or she must wait 7 days before being allowed to re-sit that exam. Note that a new voucher may be required to launch a retake session. There is no limit to the number of retakes of a failed exam.
Test Candidates should take exams in a quiet, well-lighted area, which is free from noise and distraction.
The following Code of Honor and rules for taking the exam must be respected throughout and after the exam session:
The Test Candidate declares they will not participate in any cheating incident, breach of security, or any other behavior that may be considered a compromise of the integrity or confidentiality of the exam. Prohibited behaviors include (and are not limited to):
Test Candidates who have been found violating the Testing Policies may be subject to penalties, which include:
Last revised: June 21, 2022
OpenEDG Python Institute exams available via PearsonVUE are administered worldwide in proctored format through the network of 5,000 Testing Centers or via OnVUE Online Proctoring. Before taking an exam, please read these Testing Policies and consult Exam Information to ensure which delivery mode applies to your exam, and that you are following all the exam requirements.
Python Institute candidates can register and schedule by:
All Python Institute exams should be scheduled at least one full business day (24 hours) in advance. Candidates may pay for exams by all major credit card (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, American Express), Debit Cards or Vouchers. Confirmation emails will be generated after scheduling, rescheduling or cancelling tests. Payment receipts will be generated. Receipt will be issued for refunds of credit/debit cards only.
To take the PCAP-31-0x/PCPP-32-10x exam, test candidates need to download and launch the OnVUE application:
The check-in process lasts about 15 minutes, but in some cases it may take longer.
Please arrive at the testing center at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you have time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. Please be prepared to show two forms of personal identification.
You will be provided with a secure locker where any personal items can be stored prior to entering the testing room.
You will be required to present two forms of valid in date identification at reception, both must have your name and signature, and one must be a valid, government-issued picture ID. Expired IDs are not valid. Failure to provide the required ID will result in you being denied entry to the examination.
Primary ID can be:
Secondary ID can be:
Click the link for more information about the Pearson VUE ID Policy.
Candidates can reschedule their exam or cancel any time before the scheduled date and time. If the exam cannot be rescheduled before that time, or if the candidate does not show up for the exam, it will not be possible to get a refund for the exam.
If you wish to reschedule your exam, you must contact Pearson VUE at least 24 hours prior to your exam appointment. Appointments must be rescheduled within the authorized exam delivery period.
All registrations with accommodations must be rescheduled or canceled through the Call Center.
If you wish to cancel your exam, you must contact Pearson VUE at least 24 hours prior to your exam appointment. If you cancel an exam less than 24 hours in advance, you will forfeit your entire exam fee. Exam fees are also due for no-shows.
To contact Pearson VUE regarding cancellations, or any problems you experience during the registration or booking process, please call 0161-855-7483.
We will work with you to review and provide suitable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Among the available accommodations are:
To submit a request for special exam conditions, please contact OpenEDG Customer Service. Each request for accommodations is reviewed individually.
No automatic time extension is given to candidates who reside in a country where the first language is not English, or candidates whose first language is other than English.
We strive to enable as many candidates as possible to test through online proctoring.
Please make sure that the computer being used for the exam meets the minimum requirements necessary to take the exam. The list of current requirements can be found here: https://home.pearsonvue.com/op/OnVUE-Technical-Requirements.aspx.
When a candidate fails an exam, he or she must wait 15 days before being allowed to re-sit that exam.
There is no limit to the number of retakes of a failed exam, but please note that if your voucher does not come with a free retake option, you may need to purchase a new voucher to be able to resit your exam. No retakes of a passed exam of the same exam version are allowed (e.g. candidates who pass the PCAP-31-02 exam cannot retake it, but are welcome to take the PCAP-31-03 exam).
Each candidate who meets one of the following requirements:
is eligible for one free retake of the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming exam. To request your retake voucher, fill out and submit the Retake Voucher Request Form.
Last revised: June 21, 2022