American Medical Technologists (AMT) > LRP-FAQs

LRP is an option for applicants taking the Registered Medical Assistant RMA(AMT) and the Registered Phlebotomy Technician RPT(AMT) exams.

LIVE REMOTE PROCTORING (LRP)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


Before selecting Live Remove Proctoring (LRP) as your preferred examination format, an alternative to a Pearson VUE center:

  1. Read all the requirements for testing online using a personal computer (LRP)
  2. Run the quick system check on the same computer that you will be using for LRP to test for compatibility

What is Live Remote Proctoring (LRP)?
Live Remote Proctoring is a new option that allows you to take your certification exam securely from home instead of traveling to a testing center. The process involves a system test and web camera monitoring by a live proctor who observes you throughout your testing experience, as would happen if you were testing at your school or a testing center. All AMT certification exams are administered through secure Pearson VUE processes.

Where am I able to test via LRP?
You are required to test in an enclosed, private space that allows you to maintain a strong and stable internet connection and where you can test without external interruptions. An ideal testing space would allow you to close a door to avoid interruptions. Testing at a public location with available Wi-Fi (e.g., an internet café, local coffee shop, or library) is NOT allowed.

What are the technical requirements for testing?
  • A functioning personal computer
  • A webcam and microphone for observation during the examination
  • A strong internet connection
  • Additional monitors (and, if applicable, systems) must be unplugged and turned off.
You must run a system check ahead of time to check the compatibility of your computer with the testing application. Additional information can be found at: American Medical Technologists (AMT): Pearson VUE

What are some of the security measures that must be followed for LRP?
  • All phones should remain nearby but out of arm’s reach during the exam.
  • You cannot be observed looking around the room or looking down (as if looking at a phone) etc.
  • The room must be clear of any books or test preparation material.
  • You will be required to take pictures of your testing space, valid government-issued ID and a headshot of yourself for the proctor before the exam starts.
  • No breaks will be allowed during the testing period. A water bottle is allowed.

How do I choose my preferred testing?
Your preferred testing option can be selected when you initially apply for either RMA or RPT certification on the AMT website. After selecting your certification and eligibility route you will see “Exam-taking Location” and you’ll choose either 1) Online on a personal computer (LRP) or 2) At a Pearson VUE testing center.

NOTE: Before you choose to test online using a personal computer (LRP) be sure to perform a system check from the Pearson VUE OnVue page to ensure that your computer is compatible with the testing application. If your computer is not compatible, you will need to test at a Pearson VUE testing site.

How do I schedule my exam?
All AMT exams are administered securely through Pearson VUE. Once approved to test, go to AMT's testing page on the Pearson VUE website and set up an account. This account is separate from your My AMT Portal. Through your Pearson VUE account you will schedule your test time and date with them.

Can I switch from LRP to testing at a Pearson VUE site or vice versa?
We strongly encourage you to perform a system check and read about the testing experience before you apply. If you need to change your test site selection from LRP to taking your exam at a Pearson VUE site or the other way around—from a Pearson VUE site to LRP—log into My AMT Portal to find and submit the Request to Change Exam Format to AMT. Please allow 2 business days for processing. If you had already scheduled an exam time with Pearson, that would need to be cancelled before AMT can make an Exam Format switch.

To avoid a missed testing fee, you must cancel any existing Pearson VUE appointment no later than 24 hours before your test date. To make a new appointment, you must wait until you receive your new Authorization to Test notification.

What happens on test day using LRP?
Check-in process:

  • You can begin the check-in process up to 30 minutes prior to your appointment. Make sure you unplug and turn off any additional monitors and shut down any non-essential applications such as email and messaging applications before checking in for your exam.
  • First, you’ll sign into your Pearson VUE account and download the temporary file from On VUE to start the check-in process.
  • Next, you will take photos of your government-issued ID, your testing environment, and a headshot of yourself. You’ll receive clear directions about how to use either your smart phone or webcam to submit these to Pearson VUE. Once photos are submitted, you will place your phone on silent and out of reach within the testing area.
  • Your photos will be reviewed to make sure the headshot and ID align. If your pictures do not pass review, you will be contacted by a greeter as soon as possible to help you troubleshoot and correct the situation.
  • Most candidates will start their exam within 15 minutes of their appointment time.
Taking the test with a live remote proctor:
  • You will be monitored by a Pearson VUE-certified proctor via webcam AND microphone throughout your test to ensure the integrity and security of your exam experience.
  • AMT takes testing security and exam integrity very seriously. If any suspicious activity is noticed or suspected, the proctor will immediately end the session and will report it to AMT. Should this occur, the recorded documentation will be reviewed to determine if and when the examinee can retest. A retesting fee will be required.

I have documented testing accommodations. Can I test through LRP?
A limited number of accommodations are possible through LRP. Please submit your request using the ADA Testing Accommodations Request Form for evaluation by AMT. Please allow up to 30 days for processing.

When will I know how I did on the certification exam?
You will know immediately whether you passed or failed, and your score will appear on the screen. You will have an option to print the result as a page. Please allow up to 72 hours for the results to appears in your AMT Portal.

Where can I find more specific information about Pearson VUE and the LRP testing?
You are strongly encouraged to review the additional information available on the Pearson VUE website at: https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers/OnVUE-online-proctoring.aspx

Help ensure a successful testing experience via live remote proctoring (LRP).

Test your machine
Before you opt for LRP, run a system check on the computer that you will be using for taking the exam. This quick test will determine if your machine will be able to successfully deliver the exam to you. Be sure to test the actual computer you plan to use as there may be firewalls or other barriers that prevent a successful test. You will run the system test again immediately before testing.

Prepare your space
Plan where you will take your exam using the live remote proctor service. Choose a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted by other people or by pets. Ideally, you will be in a private room with the door closed. Clear out any papers or books. Make sure others know that you are not to be disturbed and need a quiet environment.

Prepare yourself
Prepare for the LRP exam as you would for testing in a secure Pearson VUE testing center. Study in advance and plan to be rested and alert for the exam day. Experts suggest that you get ready as if you are going to a test center—eat a good meal for energy and get dressed for the event.

Allow time for check in
Live remote proctoring means that you will interact with a live proctor, who will be virtually present to get you started and will monitor your activity while you test. During the check in process, you will take some photos of your space, your face, and your government issued ID. You will be able to submit these conveniently using your smart phone. Or you can use the camera on your computer. Your proctor will check these out before starting the exam.

Because the proctor is a live person, you might need to wait a couple of minutes for the proctor to connect with you. It’s similar to going to a doctor’s office. You have an appointment time and when it’s your turn, someone verifies your identity and leads you along. Most applicants start their test within 15 minutes of their appointment time.

Act as if you’re in a testing center
Conditions for your LRP session should be as close to the exam center as possible. During the exam, stay focused on the screen and the task at hand. It’s best not to look down as if you are viewing a phone or a reference. Do not eat, chew gum, use tobacco products or bring anything into the testing space while completing your exam. A water bottle is okay. Please note that no breaks will be allowed during the exam time.

Keep in mind that the LRP session is just as rigorous in terms of security and privacy as is testing in an official test site.

You are strongly encouraged to review the additional information available on the Pearson VUE website at: https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers/OnVUE-online-proctoring.aspx