August 18, 2020


All eight (8) BCSP certifications have been recognized by Pearson VUE as important in supporting the operations of essential industries in all 50 U.S. states and most U.S. territories and Canadian provinces (U.S. Virgin Islands and Nova Scotia pending). 

Where COVID-19 shutdown orders are active or again implemented, Pearson VUE-owned testing centers that meet requirements to remain open will also be permitted to continue administering exams scheduled for BCSP certifications. 

Pearson VUE testing centers have made adjustments to keep candidates safe and healthy. BCSP encourages candidates to follow Pearson VUE’s safety guidelines, identify multiple testing locations at which they can sit for exam, and schedule examinations in advance.

Find more information at:

June 25, 2020

The BCSP updated some of its procedures for exam scheduling, online proctoring, and eligibility extensions due to Covid-19.

They recommend scheduling your exam as Pearson VUE testing centers have made adjustments to keep candidates safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online proctoring is not available as the BCSP has determined that significant work remains to meet the BCSP standards.

Finally, they have granted candidates whose eligibility expires this June a 90-day extension, and those who expire in July a 60-day extension.


June 9, 2020

Test delivery is now available at some Pearson VUE test centers. According to their FAQs page, they are opening up testing availability as quickly as possible in a manner that’s safe for their candidates and employees by following social distancing guidelines and government guidance. To schedule your exam or find a testing center, log into your account through Pearson Vue's BCSP test-taker page:

Answers to other questions about scheduling or rescheduling your exam can be found on Pearson Vue's FAQs page.

May 12, 2020

Person Vue posted health & safety requirements for their test centers including:

  1. If you exhibit symptoms upon arrival at the test center, you may be asked to reschedule your exam for another time when in full health.
  2. You must bring and wear your own face mask while at a Pearson VUE-owned test center and throughout your exam. Any surgical or cloth face mask, including a homemade face mask, is acceptable as long as your nose and mouth are fully covered. Candidates without a face mask will be denied testing services. We are unable to provide face masks to candidates.

More details can be found at

May 4, 2020

Some Pearson VUE-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers are becoming available for testing in the United States.

Candidates can schedule their exams for appointments starting May 1st and beyond if conditions allow.

Due to the varying availability of test centers, you should search for local test center availability before scheduling your exam. Find your exam program on the test-taker homepage, then log in to your account to search for a test center that's open near you.

Person Vue is following recommendations from the CDC and the World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and our staff. Read more...

April 13, 2020

Person Vue (United States): Due to increasing concern for the health and safety of our candidates and our employees and in response to government guidance and difficulty procuring the critical hygienic products that keep our test centers safe, we have temporarily closed our U.S.-based Pearson VUE-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs).

Candidates can schedule their exams for appointments starting May 1st and beyond if conditions allow.


Mar 25, 2020

Person VUE Testing Center Update

The status of Pearson Vue Testing Center's global test delivery is changing rapidly due to the spread of COVID-19. They will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions about test center operations in accordance with government and local authorities.

For updates, check this page.

Mar 16, 2020

BCSP Implements Temporary Telework Policy Through May 1, 2020.

This decision will not affect your application. Applications will be received and reviewed as normal.


Person VUE testing centers temporarily closed

Pearson VUE has temporarily closed its company-owned U.S.- and Canada-based testing centers from March 16 until April 16, 2020,  in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To reschedule your exam and/or find out more, visit Pearson VUE's website.

Adjusting to this situation, BCSP will be granting those whose applications were accepted prior to the implementation of this policy a 90-day extension to their eligibility time period.