PCEP: Testing Policies

Registration and scheduling

Python Institute candidates can register and schedule their exams by:

  • visiting the OpenEDG Testing Service Platform: https://edube.org/registration (non-proctored exams)
  • contacting an OpenEDG Authorized Academy that has the status of OpenEDG Testing Service Partner (proctored exams – TBA)

OpenEDG Python Institute PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer exams do not need to be scheduled in advance – candidates can book and sit exams on the same day. Candidates may pay for exams by all major credit card (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, American Express), Debit Cards or Vouchers. Payment receipts will be generated and sent to the buyer’s email address.

Admission Policy

Proctored Exams: We ask that you arrive at the testing center 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you have time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. Please be prepared to show at least one form of personal identification, e.g. 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. Your exam Proctor will verify your identity and launch your exam session.

You can provide the following forms of ID: State/Country ID card; Government-issued driver’s license; Passport; Military ID; Employee/school ID, Social Security card; Credit/Debit Card; Bank/ATM card; Library card.

Non-Proctored Exams: We ask that you create your Test Candidate account at https://edube.org/registration (later you will not be able to edit some of the information provided, so please make sure all the details are correct). If you have your exam voucher, sign in to your account at https://edube.org/login and enter the voucher code. You will be asked to read and accept the Non-Disclosure Agreement and OpenEDG Testing Service Terms and Conditions, and begin the exam session.

Minimum Technical Requirements: Active Internet connection, latest version of Chrome/Firefox/Edge, JavaScript enabled in your browser, Operating systems: Windows 7 or higher/MacOS, Linux, PC/Laptop (Recommended)

Reschedule Policy

If you wish to reschedule your proctored exam, you must contact the OpenEDG Testing Service Provider you will take your test at not less than 24 hours prior to your exam appointment.

Non-Proctored exams 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.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your proctored exam, you must contact the OpenEDG Testing Service Provider you will take your test at not less than 24 hours prior to your exam appointment.

Accommodation of disabilities

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:

  • 25% time extension,
  • 50% time extension,
  • 100% time extension,

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 fill out and send the form available here.

Retake policy

When a candidate fails or passes an exam, he or she must wait 7 days before being allowed to re-sit that exam. There is no limit to the number of retakes of a failed/passed exam.

Additional Information

Please note that your appointment length may include time for non-scored sections such as a tutorial. The appointment length does not necessarily reflect the total amount of time allotted for the actual exam.

After you finish your exam, a score report (pass/fail and breakdown) will be sent to your email address. This document should be retained for your records, as replacements will not be provided under normal circumstances. Moreover, successful candidates will receive their online certifications/credentials via email. Good luck!

Last revised: March 25, 2019