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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re keeping an eye on the COVID-19 situation and will update existing and prospective students as more information becomes available, and we will continue to update these FAQs.

Q. Are In-Person Workshops canceled?

Q. What are my options if I want to minimize my contact with others?

A. You can sign up for our Live Online and Self-Paced online classes. These options, particularly our Live Online option, provide the same instruction as an on-site workshop, from the convenience (and controlled environment) of your home.

Q. What should I do to protect myself and others from spreading the virus?

A. Follow the guidelines laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Practice respiratory hygiene: cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • If you have fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  • Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Updated December 11, 2020

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A. Most Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers in the United States and Canada are open and operational. Many have reduced hours of operations, however, given various state and local social-distancing requirements. Some are open only to "essential services" testing, though most behavioral and mental health licensing exams qualify as essential. 

Because of limited capacity at many centers, test dates and times may be limited. We strongly recommend that candidates book testing dates as soon as possible/available in your area.

To counter the reduced capacity, some Pearson VUE centers are open and offering exams nearly 24 hours a day. Candidates should pay particular attention when booking test dates to AM/PM times.

Both Pearson VUE and Prometric have instituted safety precautions at testing centers (including social distancing, cleaning protocols, rules and regulations for permitted materials, etc.). Note that both Pearson and Prometric are requiring all testing candidates to wear their own face mask throughout the exam; masks will not be provided by the testing center, and anyone without a mask will be denied testing services.

More information about Pearson VUE’s protocols here, and Prometric’s here.

Q. How is my testing date or testing center affected by COVID-19?

A. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Given the continued spread of COVID and necessary measures to prevent it, we have decided to forego scheduling new In-Person Workshops throughout 2021.

We are pleased to offer the same great content, taught by the same expert instructors, through our Live Online Workshops. The Live Online format offers a number of conveniences over In-Person:

  • Shorter sessions: The same content is broken up into shorter sessions, reducing fatigue and improving retention
  • Greater availability: Sessions are offered more frequently, held multiple times per month
  • No travel (or travel costs): Sessions available anywhere, everywhere, taken from the convenience (and controlled environment) of your home or office

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call us at 1-800-472-1931.