What to Bring on Test Day

Now that you've registered for the exam, review this checklist of everything you need to bring to the test center on test day. For those testing with remote proctoring, review what to expect with remote proctoring in the related topics section below.

  • A valid registration ticket from the My Account registration portal.
  • Registration forms or printouts that are required by the test center. Make sure you have filled out all necessary paperwork in advance of your testing date.
  • Administration fees. Each test center charges an additional fee and sets its own policy for payment.
  • Identification, such as a driver's license, passport, or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket.

ID Requirements

The ID you bring must meet the following criteria:

  • Be government-issued.
  • Be an original document—photocopied documents are not acceptable.
  • Be valid and current—expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired.
  • Bear the test taker's full name, in English language characters, exactly as it appears on the registration ticket, including the order of the names.
  • Middle initials are optional and only need to match the first letter of the middle name when present on both the ticket and the identification.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test taker.
  • Include the test taker's signature.
  • Be in good condition with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph.
  • Military test takers must bring their military ID.
  • Homeschooled students and high school students: If you do not have the required government-issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present appropriate identification, you will not be tested.

Examples of other types of acceptable identification include:

  • Government-issued passport with name, photograph, and signature
  • Driver's license with name, photograph, and signature
  • State or province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
  • Military ID with name, photograph, and electronic signature
  • National ID with name, photograph, and signature
  • Tribal ID card with name, photograph, and signature
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship with name, photograph, and signature
  • A permanent resident card (green card) with name, photograph, and signature

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