After you have prepared for the MECP exam, you need to select a testing option, then pre-register for your exam to acquire your eligibility for testing.
MECP testing can occur in one of two ways:
- At a Prometric test center using a pre-scheduled online appointment;
- Or testing with an approved MECP proctor that you schedule directly with the proctor.
All candidates, regardless of the path they choose for MECP testing, must complete a registration at the MECP registration portal and specify how they wish to test.
Prometric Testing Centers
Step One: Locate a Test Center
On the Prometric site, click "Locate a Test Center". Then, select your state and search by zipcode to locate a test center near you.
Step Two: Register
Register with MECP and choose Prometric testing and the test site you have selected.
Step Two: Follow Emailed Instructions
Once your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from MECP with further instructions on how to schedule an exam at a Prometric site with your eligibility ID.
If you decide to take a proctored exam, you can either use a pre-approved MECP proctor or set up a temporary proctor with a local venue. Follow the steps below to schedule a proctored exam.
Step One: Find a Proctor
MECP reserves the right to grant or deny any proctored testing requests as appropriate.
- Pre-Approved Proctors
Fill out this form to receive a list of pre-approved MECP proctors that can administer your exam.
- Finding Your Own Proctor
For those unable to use a proctor from our approved list, it may be possible to take an exam through your library or community college.
Please note, the proctor must be able to provide (or have uninterrupted access to) a computer with DSL or better internet access and a quiet location in which to provide the exam. There is no additional software required, only a compatible browser that allows secure access.
Locate a viable proctor candidate that would offer proctoring of supervised, computer-based exams at one of the following locations:
- Local Library – choose a library nearest to you or one you know to have proctoring capabilities.
- Community College – contact the campus testing center and ask if they proctor computer-based, supervised exams for people in the community other than their students.
- Military Participants – those who qualify (serving outside of the US) must go to their education center on base and request proctoring services.
Step Two: Contact MECP
Once you have selected the exam proctor, BOTH
the proctor AND
the tester must
e-mail MECP separately at email@example.com
, and supply the following information:
MECP will match those requests and, once the proctor has been authenticated, will notify the proctor and
tester via e-mail.
Step Three: Register
Once approved, the tester needs to complete MECP exam registration and choose “MECP Testing with Approved Proctor” during the registration process.
Once registration is completed, the tester receives an email confirmation with eligibility ID information and instructions.
Step Four: Schedule the Exam
Schedule a time and date for the exam with the proctor. If the proctor location charges any additional fees for the service of proctoring, those fees are the responsibility of the test participant and are not included in MECP pre-registration fees (or voucher use).
Pre-Approved Proctors List
Fill out the form below to receive a list of pre-approved MECP proctors that can administer your exam, or return to part two of this step – how to find your own proctor.