Pearson VUE

Purdue Testing Center 

The Purdue Testing Center is a certified Pearson VUE Select center. We currently administer the following exams: Evaluation Systems (ES), Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)/Fundamentals of Surveying (FS), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Microsoft Certification Exams, the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE). These are all computer-based exams and are administered in Schleman Hall, Room B42.

COVID-19 Updates

The Purdue Testing Center has reopened for Pearson VUE testing. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new procedures have been added for the protection of all clients and staff.

All clients must comply with safety guidelines outlined in the Protect Purdue Plan. Your Pearson VUE exam registration confirmation will include a link to an acknowledgement form, which must be completed before entering the testing center.

Please stay home if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Please visit the Pearson VUE COVID-19 Update Page for information about rescheduling your exam. To ensure the safety of all Purdue staff, students, and visitors, your temperature may be taken using a touchless infrared thermometer prior to admission.

Per state mandate and university policy, a face mask must be worn at all times while inside university buildings. You will be asked to remove the mask briefly when your photo is taken and show the back side for a security check, but otherwise must wear the mask properly, covering nose and mouth, at all times while in the testing center and Schleman Hall.

The Purdue Testing Center is open only to clients with scheduled appointments on the given day. Friends/family members of clients may not enter the testing center or wait in Schleman Hall.

Clients are requested to call the PTC at (765) 494-7690 before entering Schleman Hall to ensure that the check-in area is clear. Due to social distancing requirements, there is no seating/waiting area in the testing center or hallway.

Testing workstations are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after use. Hand sanitizer is available in the PTC check-in area and throughout Schleman Hall. 

All Pearson VUE Tests

All Pearson VUE candidates should prepare in advance by reviewing their registration confirmation and the Purdue Testing Center's Test Day Information. It is your responsibility to know what materials, such as identification, you will need to bring with you and what items, such as electronic devices, study materials, and outerwear, will not be allowed in the Testing Center. If you cannot be admitted due to invalid ID or inadmissible items, you may forfeit your opportunity to test.

Note that your REPORT time is 30 minutes BEFORE your scheduled exam time. You will need to put away your personal belongings and complete the required admission process before beginning your test. If you do not allow sufficient time for this process, you will not be able to begin at the scheduled time. Late arrivals who cannot be accommodated will be turned away and forfeit their opportunity to test.

At check-in, you will be provided with a rules agreement for your test. It is your responsibility to thoroughly review this information for every test, even if you have taken the test before. By providing your electronic signature during admission,  you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the exam sponsor's rules and policies.

What to expect in a Pearson VUE test center

ES - Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure

Candidates are required to present one valid, non-expired form of government-issued photo identification. The ID must include the candidate's name, signature, and a recent, recognizable photo.

An electronic signature, palm vein scan, and photo will be collected during admission.

ES exams vary between one hour and three hours, forty-five minutes long, with no scheduled breaks. Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and/or drinking fountain. They may not access personal belongings (except necessary food or medication) or leave the building.

Register Online

FE/FS

Candidates are required to present one valid, non-expired form of government-issued photo identification. This can be any government-issued ID issued by the country in which the candidate is testing, an international travel passport issued by the candidate's country of citizenship, or a U.S. military ID.

An electronic signature, palm vein scan, and photo will be collected during admission.

The FE/FS exam is six hours long, with an optional twenty-five minute break after completion of the first section, approximately fifty-five questions. Candidates may access personal belongings and are permitted to leave the building during the scheduled break. However, any time over twenty-five minutes will be deducted from the time remaining on the exam. Candidates may skip the scheduled break if they choose, but it is not recommended. Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and access food, drinks, and medication. They may not access other personal belongings or leave the building.

Register Online 

GMAT

Candidates are required to present one valid, non-expired form of government-issued photo identification. The ID must include the candidate's name (in Roman alphabetic characters, exactly as entered at registration), signature (local or Roman characters), recent and recognizable photo, and date of birth.  For candidates testing outside their country of citizenship, the only accepted form of identification is a passport or permanent resident card (if residency is in Australia, Canada, France, Morocco, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or United States.)

An electronic signature, photo, and palm vein scan will be collected during admission.

The GMAT is three and a half hours long, with two optional eight minute scheduled breaks. Candidates are not permitted to leave the building during breaks, and may not access cell phones, other electronics, or study materials. Any time over eight minutes will be deducted from the time remaining on the exam. Candidates may skip scheduled breaks if they choose. Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may go to the restroom and access food, drinks, and medication. They may not access other personal items or leave the building.

Register Online

Microsoft

Candidates are required to present two forms of identification. The primary ID must be a valid, non-expired form of government-issued identification which includes a recent, recognizable photo and signature. The secondary ID must also be valid and non-expired and must include either a name and signature or name and recent, recognizable photo.

An electronic signature and photo will be collected during admission.

Microsoft exams vary between one and a half hours and three and a half hours long, with no scheduled breaks. Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and/or drinking fountain. They may not access personal items or leave the building. (Access to necessary belongings, such as medication and food, is allowable with prior approval from the client/Pearson VUE accommodation team.)

Register Online

PCAT

Candidates are required to present two forms of identification. The primary ID must be a valid, non-expired form of government-issued identification, which includes a recent, recognizable photo and signature. The secondary ID must also be valid and non-expired, but a signature is not required. A student ID is acceptable as a secondary form of identification. On both the primary and secondary ID, the name must exactly match the registration name. Shortened names or nicknames are not acceptable.

An electronic signature, palm vein scan, and photo will be collected during admission.

The PCAT is four hours long, with an optional fifteen minute break after Part 4 - Chemistry (approximately two hours). During the scheduled break, candidates may access only necessary personal items (food, drinks, and medication) and are not permitted to leave the building.

Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candiates may only go to the restroom and access necessary personal items. They may not access other personal items or leave the building.

Register Online

PTE

Candidates are required to present one valid, non-expired form of government-issued photo identification.

An electronic signature, palm vein scan, and photo will be collected during admission.

The PTE is three hours long, with an optional ten minute break after the second section. Candidates are not permitted to leave the building during the break and may access only necessary personal items (food, drinks, and medication). They may not access cell phones, other electronics, or study materials. Unscheduled breaks are permitted but strongly discouraged due to video/audio portions that cannot be replayed once they have ended. During an unscheduled break, candidates may only go to the restroom and/or drinking fountain. Candidates may not access personal items or leave the building.

Registration online only.