Examinee Testing Policies

Special Assistance Facilities (SAF)

The following may be noted by examinees with disabilities, or those having needs arising out of their gender or faith or religion, who seek Special Assistance Facilities during their certification exams.

  1. SAF are not available at this time for examinees taking real-time proctored exam in the private mode in their chosen locations.
  2. The SAF is only available for examinees who are sponsored by their employer-organizations; or by their governments or their universities, and who are taking their tests in USPEC-approved test centers.
  3. The responsibility of executing and providing SAF is upon the examinee-sponsors, and USPEC has no role to play in either the logistics or the management of these facilities in any test center.
  4. All USPEC-approved test centers have to follow the USPEC norms on SAF, however, and USPEC has mechanisms to audit the facilities of these test centers periodically.
  5. Examinees seeking special assistance at test centers must contact USPEC to instruct the respective sponsors of the examinees for making the required special arrangements and provide the special assistance as requested by examinees.
  6. Examinee may be requested to submit some prescribed documents for validation of the special testing assistance request. The examinee must follow the instructions mentioned in the email, which will be sent after approval of the request.
  7. Following the approval, the following special arrangements can be made available as requested by examinees, without any additional costs, at the test center:
    1. Grace Time (Allotted Exam time + 50% extra)
    2. Reader

Exam Scoring

USPEC regularly monitors the performance of all exams to ensure the validity of exam results and use advanced statistical analytical algorithms to calculate the examinee’s test score. The examinee must score 65% or higher in order to pass the exam. The result can be viewed on the examinee’s myUSPEC account on the official USPEC website within 72 hours of appearing in the exam.

Exam Scheduling Policy

If you have registered for CPEA™, or SPEA™ certification program, you can schedule your exam anytime, 90 days after the date of fee payment. Please check your mailbox for a USPEC support email informing you about the opening of exam scheduling window for your chosen USPEC certification. The books included in the CPEA™, or SPEA™ Resource Box should help you brace up nicely for your CPEA™, or SPEA™ Certification exam. Please read more about CPEA™, or SPEA™ exams in the dedicated section on the subject.

Reschedule Policy

If you wish to reschedule your exam, you must login to your myUSPEC account 72 hours prior to your scheduled examination. Rescheduling less than 72 hours prior to your appointment will result in the forfeiture of your exam fee, without recourse.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your exam, you should login into your myUSPEC account 72 hours prior to your scheduled examination. Cancelling an exam or missing your exam will result in the forfeiture of your exam fee, without recourse.