How to Take Your AWS Certification Exam

Find the testing option that works best for you

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. We offer flexible, convenient options for taking exams so you can select what works best for you.

We offer 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.

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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. We recommend scheduling your exam in advance so you’re more likely to find a time that's convenient for you.

Online proctoring is available for all AWS Certification exams from either of our test delivery providers, Pearson VUE or PSI. For candidates in mainland China and South Korea, online proctoring is available only via PSI. Note that communication with a proctor is required to complete an online-proctored appointment. Both Pearson VUE and PSI support online proctoring in English. Pearson VUE also supports online proctoring in Japanese.

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.

Note: Some testing centers are currently closed based on local health guidance. Please refer to information from Pearson VUE and PSI to learn more and to confirm the latest health and safety measures.

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Scheduling Your Exam

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

Learn more about scheduling your exam.

Learn More About AWS Certification Exams

You can review our AWS Certification FAQs for more information on what to expect when testing, how to request exam accommodations, and more.