Take the CFRE exam from your home or office

In addition to being available at Pearson VUE’s global network of testing centers, the CFRE exam can come to you. With Pearson VUE’s secure online proctoring platform, OnVUE, you can now sit for the exam from the comfort of your home or office.

Which option is right for me?

There are benefits and considerations for each testing method.

OnVUE can be very popular and as such you may only be able to book your exam date 48 to 72 hours out from when you attempt to take the exam.

Please note: If you need a special accommodation, such as extra time due to a medical condition or a break for medical reasons, you will need to take the exam in-person at a test center.

 Restroom breaks permittedPhoto ID requiredTime to sit for examSpecial accommodations can be metMonitored by proctorAccess to notes, phone, or books allowed
In-person at test centerYesYes4 hoursYesYes No
At home or officeNoYes4 hoursNo Yes No

Requirements for online proctoring

If you decide to sit for the exam at your home or office, the following must be observed:

  • 4 hours without interruption
  • No one, including children and pets, may be present in the room during the exam
  • A working web cam and computer microphone that can remain on throughout the duration of exam
  • A strong internet connection
  • Working computer audio
  • A computer that can pass Pearson VUE’s systems test (please note: It is recommended that you do NOT use your work computer due to issues with firewalls and VPNs)
  • You cannot leave the room under any circumstance, including to use the restroom, take medication, or eat
  • If your computer is hooked up to more than one monitor, all additional monitors must be disconnected

If these requirements cannot be met, you will need to sit for the exam in-person.

Learn more

Learn more about OnVUE Setup and Check-In
Tips on taking an OnVUE exam
Learn more, including information about computer system requirements, on Pearson VUE’s website.

Questions?

For questions about online proctoring, contact Pearson VUE customer service.

*The first six months of online proctoring are considered a provisional period.

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