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:
- Read all the requirements for testing online using a personal computer (LRP)
- 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?
What are the technical requirements for testing?
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.
- 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?
- 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