You need to arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes before your scheduled test time. This will allow enough time to sign in and follow all the necessary procedures at the test center.
Arriving at the test center
Upon arriving at the test center, you will need to sign in at the main reception desk. A Test Administrator will confirm your details, check your identification, collect necessary biometrics and explain the test center rules and regulations.
You are required to present one valid, unexpired form of identification before taking the test. It must include your name (using the Roman alphabet), your signature, a recent and recognizable picture of yourself and your date of birth. Acceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to, a passport, government-issued driver’s license or government-issued ID card. For a full list of acceptable identification, refer to the Test Taker Handbook, which can be downloaded at www.pearsonpte.com.
Due to the high levels of security at Pearson test centers, test taker biometrics will be collected. Biometrics may include, but are not limited to, photographs, signatures, fingerprints and palm vein scans.
Rules and regulations
Before entering the testing room, you will be asked to read and agree to the PTE Academic Test Taker Rules Agreement. This outlines the procedures and rules you need to follow while taking your test at the test center. Non-disclosure of information is included as part of the agreement, which means that you agree not to publish, reproduce or transmit the test (in whole or in part). You will be reminded about this agreement when you log in to a test delivery workstation and begin the test.
Unacceptable behavior or failure to follow any of the rules and regulations may result in you not being allowed into the testing room, or being expelled from the test center. If you are not able to take your test due to a breach of the test taker rules, your test will be marked as a “No Show,” and no refund will be given. You are not allowed to bring any personal belongings (such as mobile phones, pagers, coats, watches, wallets, MP3 players, etc.) into the testing room. The test center will provide secure storage facilities where you can keep your belongings during the test. You may prefer to leave some of these items at home.
The Test Administrator will provide you with an Erasable Noteboard Booklet and pen so that you can take notes during the test. When you enter the testing room, you will not be allowed to take any notes until the test has started.