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AWS Certifications validate AWS Cloud knowledge, skills, and expertise. Candidates take an exam to earn one of our Foundational, role-based, or Specialty certifications. To maintain our high bar for earning an AWS Certification, our exams are taken in a proctored, timed environment. AWS offers flexible, convenient options for taking exams so you can select what works best for you.

AWS offers exams through two test delivery providers, Pearson Vue and PSI. Both providers deliver AWS Certification exams globally. We encourage you to explore options from both providers to identify the most convenient option for you based on where you would like to take your exams and any specific accommodations you may need.

Online Proctoring

Online proctoring is a testing environment that allows you to take an exam from any private space, such as your home or office. You use your own computer for the exam, and converse with a proctor who remotely monitors your exam via both a screen-sharing application and your webcam. Exam appointments are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our recommendation: the farther out on your calendar you schedule an exam, the greater the chance you have of taking it at a time that’s convenient for you.

Online proctoring is available for all AWS Certification exams when scheduling with Pearson VUE, and for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam when scheduling with PSI. Online proctoring via Pearson VUE is not available in mainland China or South Korea.

Learn more about online proctoring with Pearson VUE.

Testing Centers

Testing centers are facilities operated independently from AWS that offer in-person proctoring as well as the technical equipment required for an exam, such as a computer that meets system and security requirements. You will use the testing center computer to take your exam, and on-site staff will assist you with checking in and storing your belongings. Appointment availability varies by testing center.

To find a testing center near you, search availability by ZIP Code for Pearson VUE and PSI.

Scheduling Your Exam

From your AWS Certification Account, you can schedule your exam with either of the testing vendors, Pearson VUE or PSI. After scheduling your exam appointment, please review your exam confirmation email from your selected testing vendor in its entirety. This email contains pertinent details on the relevant policies and terms for your exam appointment.