Examination Day

The QE is delivered at Pearson VUE testing sites worldwide excluding testing centers in Quebec.  All North American centers are in facilities with ample parking and access to major freeways and public transportation. The centers are designed to be quiet and free of distractions and are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The examination is conducted using only the English language.


A tutorial and practice exams are available to become familiar with the operations of an examination at www.pearsonvue.com/abpd


Examinees will be permitted to progress through the examination at their own pace. Examines may elect to take breaks as needed, but the time will count against the total time allocated for the examination.

Multiple Choice

The examination will be of the objective type, containing only multiple-choice questions. Examinees are responsible for recording their answers by using the mouse to select the button next to the letter of the chosen response.


No support materials or electronic devices will be allowed at the examination. No communication between examinees will be allowed during the examination. Failure to comply may invalidate the result and prompt referral to the Board’s Ethics Committee.

For additional information regarding check-in process and requirements, personnel, security, test material and equipment and exam administration; please refer to Pearson VUE Professional & Regulatory Candidate Rules Agreement. A tutorial and practice examination are available to become familiar with the operations of an examination at www.pearsonvue.com/abpd.