All American Board subject area and Professional Teaching Knowledge (PTK) exams are proctored at Pearson VUE testing centers. Pearson VUE has testing centers across the United States and abroad.
To find the nearest Pearson VUE testing center, please visit their website. Click on the Pearson logo to go directly to their American Board Candidate Page.
The American Board provides appropriate testing accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities. We use the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines to make disability determinations.
Reasonable accommodations that are appropriate to the disability will be granted to the extent that such accommodations do not lessen the examination’s ability to reflect the student’s aptitude or achievement level, fundamentally alter the examination, or result in undue burden.
If you will need a testing accommodation, you must make your request and have it approved BEFORE scheduling any exams.
To apply for a disability accommodation request form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule your exam(s) at the Pearson VUE testing center nearest you, you must do the following:
*If you need to reschedule or cancel an exam appointment, you must do so AT LEAST 48 hours prior to the testing appointment. If you do not reschedule or cancel the exam more than 48 hours prior to the testing appointment, you will be subject to a late cancellation change of $195.00.
The Day of Your Exam
Both Pearson VUE and the American Board have guidelines for the day of your exam. Read the following rules and regulations below BEFORE you take your exam.
You will be responsible for a late cancellation fee of $195.00 for arriving late unless you are able to provide evidence that you were delayed by reasons beyond your control. Traffic and slow public transportation are not excuses for being late
Expired identification cards will not be accepted. If you fail to provide proper up-to-date identification, you will be denied admission to the test, marked as absent, and subject to a $195 late cancellation fee. Your exam will not be able to be rescheduled until you pay the fee.
Misconduct of any kind during your examinations is not permitted. Misconduct and cheating is classified as, but not limited to, the following:
Pearson VUE testing center staff members are trained to document the occurrence of any misconduct or unusual activity.
If it is determined that a customer is culpable of misconduct or cheating, the candidate will be subject to a variety of penalties including, but not limited to, invalidation of scores, disqualification from subsequent examinations, and termination of certification eligibility.
In cases where candidate misconduct or cheating is discovered after a candidate has obtained their American Board certification, the American Board may rescind the candidate’s certification.
Candidates accused of misconduct are eligible for an appeal.
All examination materials are owned and copyrighted by the American Board. Any reproduction and/or distribution of examination materials, including by memorization, without the express written authorization of the American Board, is prohibited. This behavior infringes on the legal rights of the American Board and, in addition to the penalties listed above, the American Board will take appropriate legal action should any copyright infringement or other illegal activities occur.