Single Vendor Testing

LPI Certification Testing Moving to a Single Vendor

About the Transition/Timing of Change

  1. What exactly is the change that LPI is making in its test delivery program?

Effective July 1, 2012, LPI exams will be delivered exclusively with Pearson VUE via its worldwide network of more than 5,000 testing centers. LPI certification exams will no longer be available at Prometric testing centers at that time. Pearson VUE has been delivering LPI exams since our inception in 1999.

  1. Why is LPI changing its test delivery program?

We want to simplify the overall testing experience. Focusing on Pearson VUE for exclusive worldwide delivery of LPI exams will provide our candidates with one point of contact to serve all of their testing needs.

  1. When exactly will this change happen?

Below is a list of important dates that you need to be aware of as it relates to this transition.

Key Dates Actions

  • NOW: Ability to buy vouchers,  register and take a certification exam at a Pearson VUE Test Center
  • May 25, 2012: Last day to buy a voucher from Prometric
  • June 30, 2012: Last day to register for or take an exam at a Prometric Test Center
  • July 3, 2012: First day candidates are able to use a Prometric voucher with Pearson VUE
  1. Who is Pearson VUE?

Pearson VUE is an existing partner of LPI who delivers exams through a comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.


The Testing Process

  1. Where are Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers located?

Pearson VUE currently has more than 5,000 Pearson VUE Test Centers in more than 165 countries, including several hundred company owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers. You can find a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center near you by visiting the Pearson VUE website and using its Test Center Locator.

  1. Does Pearson VUE offer all LPI certification exams?

Yes. All LPI tests are available at Pearson VUE test centers.

  1. Are Pearson VUE’s testing requirements the same?

Yes. Because LPI sets the testing requirements for its exams, the requirements at Pearson VUE will continue to be the same.

  1. Are the LPI exams on the Pearson VUE system different?

No, the exams are exactly the same—they look the same and are scored exactly the same.

  1. Will the test fees change?

No, test fees are set by LPI and will remain the same at Pearson VUE.

  1. How can I register for an exam at Pearson VUE?

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options: online scheduling, scheduling by phone and scheduling directly through the test center.

  1. Can Pearson VUE sites accommodate candidates with special needs?

Yes, Pearson VUE and LPI allow accommodations to candidates who are identified as having special needs. If you need additional time to complete your exam or another accommodation, please contact our American Disability Association (ADA) Accommodations number at: 1-800-466-0450.

 

Scheduling an Exam

  1. What if I already have a LPI exam scheduled with Prometric?

If you have a test scheduled to take place on or before June 30, 2012, then no action is required. If you have an exam scheduled with Prometric after the cut-over date of July 1, 2012 you must reschedule with Pearson VUE. If you have purchased your exam with an LPI voucher, it will be valid in the Pearson VUE system after July 3, 2012, and you must schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.

  1. I bought a Prometric voucher but have not scheduled my exam yet, what do I do?

You can schedule your exam with Prometric at your earliest convenience as long as the exam is taken on or before June 30, 2012. Starting July 3, 2012, unused Prometric vouchers that have not expired will be valid in the Pearson VUE system, and you must schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.

  1. How do I schedule a LPI exam with Pearson VUE?

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options: online scheduling, scheduling by phone and scheduling directly through the test center.

 

Purchasing New Vouchers/Redeeming Existing Vouchers

  1. Will I be able to use Prometric vouchers that I have already bought?

Existing Prometric vouchers for LPI exams may be used to schedule an exam with Prometric through June 30, 2012. From July 3, 2012, unused Prometric vouchers that have not expired will be valid in the Pearson VUE system and you must schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.

  1. Will I still be able to purchase a Prometric voucher?

You may purchase a Prometric voucher directly from Prometric for a LPI exam thru May 25, 2012. If you prefer to test with Prometric, you must do so on or before June 30, 2012.

 

My Account

  1. What will happen to my records and testing history with Prometric?

All records and testing history are the property of LPI, and this information will remain with LPI. Likewise, all new records created through Pearson VUE testing will be forwarded to LPI for processing and storage. All LPI historical testing data is available to candidates through the LPI website: http://www.lpi.org/.

  1. I already have taken and passed one of the two exams required to earn a LPI Certification at a Prometric Test Center. Can I take the second exam at Pearson VUE, and if I pass, earn my LPI Certification?

Yes. You simply contact Pearson VUE and schedule your next exam. Because all previous and future results are the property of LPI, this will not affect existing certifications or certification paths. If you already have taken a LPI exam, we recommend that you provide your LPI ID when registering for your exams with Pearson VUE.

  1. I have taken all my previous LPI exams with Prometric. Will all my new Pearson VUE exams be added to the same record or will I now have different records?

You will have only one record in the LPI database. To make sure a new record is not created when you take your exam with Pearson VUE, please provide Pearson VUE with your LPI ID when you register for an exam.

  1. I took my exams through Prometric and it is not located in my record. Now what?

We will need your score report and LPI will work with Prometric to locate your exam record. Please contact LPI at http://www.lpi.org and request assistance with locating your record.

  1. If I did not pass my exam at Prometric before the cutover date, will I still need to wait 7 days before retaking the exam at Person VUE?

Yes. The retake policy remains in place. If you failed a proctored exam at Prometric, you will need to wait 7 days before retaking the exam at Pearson VUE.

 

More Information

If I have additional questions, whom may I contact?

If you do not find the answer to your question above and would like to contact a member of the LPI support team, please contact LPI Customer Service at info@lpi.org and a representative will be happy to assist you.