COVID-19 Updates to BCSP Procedures

Updates Regarding Exam Scheduling, Online Proctoring, and Eligibility Extensions

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

We value your dedication to achieving quality safety certification and have several important updates for you regarding your examination. 

Schedule your exam: Pearson VUE testing centers have made adjustments to keep candidates safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, adjustments that also affect the centers' capacity, which means you should purchase and schedule your exam as soon as possible. This is a dynamic situation, and testing centers are opening daily, so you should check frequently. Please note, as it is currently difficult to make a reservation, identify multiple testing center locations at which you can sit for your exam, and schedule in advance to better secure a reservation. 

Online proctoring not available: Much of BCSP certifications' value is based on objectivity, fairness, and the integrity of our exams. After a rigorous assessment of the capabilities and process for delivering exams in an online proctoring modality, we have determined that significant work remains to meet our standards, and those of our accreditors, for ensuring exam security. The BCSP team will continue its diligent effort at making online proctored exams available, but providing safety certifications of the highest quality is our top priority. 

BCSP supports you: We continue to monitor testing center's availability and have granted candidates whose eligibility expires this June a 90-day extension, and those who expire in July a 60-day extension. We are committed to providing you the opportunity to achieve certification and are here to support you. 

For Pearson VUE's latest updates, please visit their website's COVID-19 updates page