Candidate Testing Policies

ACCOMMODATIONS DURING AN EXAM

CompTIA is committed to complying with applicable law for individuals with disabilities.

Requests for accommodations are handled through our test service provider, Pearson VUE. Please visit the Pearson VUE website for more details.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ACCOMMODATION

English as a Second Language (ESL) is a 30-minute time extension for exams delivered in English in non-English speaking countries where a localized version of the exam is not available. Because all of CompTIA’s exams are available in English, ESL is not available in English-speaking countries. When registering for exams at Pearson VUE, ESL is automatically granted to candidates in eligible countries. Note: The ESL accommodation is available to candidates testing in the Canadian province of Quebec. Candidates testing with Pearson VUE in Quebec that require the ESL accommodation must contact the Pearson VUE call center in order to be granted the accommodation. Candidates in Quebec are not automatically granted the ESL accommodation.

EXAM SCORING
  • Classifying Scores as Indeterminate: CompTIA regularly monitors the performance of all exams to ensure the validity of exam results.  During the monitoring of exam performance, CompTIA may classify scores as indeterminate when there are discrepancies for which there is no reasonable explanation. A classification of indeterminate can stem from a number of factors. In an effort to ensure valid certifications CompTIA will allow candidates whose scores are determined to be indeterminate the option of retaking the exam at no cost. Scores classified as indeterminate will not be considered valid and will not be eligible for certification.  If it is determined that a breach of the Candidate Conduct Policy has contributed to the classification of indeterminate, CompTIA will also take additional action as laid out in the Candidate Agreement.
  • Passing scores are set using statistical analysis and are subject to change. At the completion of the exam, candidates receive a score report that contains important information regarding the outcome of the exam. CompTIA does not publish exam passing rates because exam questions and passing rates are subject to change without notice.
EXAM CONTENT

For security reasons, exam content is not available for review. Candidates who have comments or concerns about an exam question should submit a ticket. The subject matter expert committee will review all comments, concerns and suggestions made by candidates.  However please note, CompTIA will not respond to comments regarding exam content individually.

CANDIDATE RETESTING

CompTIA reserves the right to ask any candidate to re-test if there is any suspicion of fraudulent or aberrant test scores. Re-testing will take place at a facility of CompTIA’s choosing at a mutually agreeable time.

CANDIDATE PHOTOGRAPH

To maintain the highest level of security and authentication, all CompTIA printed score reports provided at Pearson VUE testing centers will include a photo of the candidate. Therefore, all test center administrators are required to take a photograph of each candidate prior to testing. Candidates, who do not wish to have their picture taken, will not be allowed to take CompTIA exams.
For additional details about candidate photographs, please visit ID and Photo Requirements.

RESCHEDULE POLICY

You must contact Pearson VUE at least a minimum of 24 hours prior to your exam appointment. Rescheduling an exam less than 24 hours prior to your appointment or failure to appear for your appointment will result in the forfeiture of your exam fee. Exams scheduled with ADA specific needs require a three day reschedule notice.

CANCELATION POLICY

You must contact Pearson VUE at least a minimum of 24 hours prior to your exam appointment. Canceling or failing to appear for an exam will result in the forfeiture of your exam fee. Exams scheduled with ADA specific needs require a three day cancellation notice.

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