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Frequently Asked Questions about the transition to Pearson VUE

Why do I have two accounts with Pearson VUE?

Candidates have access to a web account with Pearson VUE providing access to exam information, including the ability to produce score reports, exam scheduling and cancellations. Candidates also have access to the Certification Records Management System which allows them to view certification history, update personal information, print certificates, and publish credentials to employers.

Why did SAS change its exam delivery partner to Pearson VUE?

SAS Global Certification transitioned its exam delivery to Pearson VUE to provide more efficient service for customers, partners and employees. This move enhances exam accessibility through the use of advanced registration and delivery technologies and will improve exam security.

When did this change happen?

December 1, 2012

Who is Pearson VUE?

Pearson VUE provides computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of testing-industry services and delivers exams through a comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Are there any changes to the admission process for SAS Global Certification exam takers?

The admission process when taking SAS Global Certification exams at a Pearson VUE site will include enhanced security measures. In addition to the current identification and admission requirements, examinees will be photographed and asked to provide a digital signature. The photograph and signature will become a permanent part of each candidate's certification record. All candidate data will be securely stored and protected by Pearson VUE and SAS and will not be shared with other parties. Candidates will need to pre-register for exams by phone or online only and cannot register at a Pearson VUE testing center.

What are the benefits of capturing digital photos and signatures?

This will help ensure that SAS Global Certification credentials maintain their integrity and value within the marketplace. Employers will have increased assurance that the person presenting a SAS credential is the same individual who took the exam.

Will my SAS certification history be preserved?

Yes, your SAS Global Certification history will be preserved. If you completed SAS exams through Prometric, your status was carried over to Pearson VUE automatically.

I have a previously purchased Prometric exam voucher. Will I still be able to use it?

Policy change
Important notice effective February 25, 2013:
If you intend to use a Prometric voucher beginning with WW for your SAS exam attempt, you must first contact SAS Global Certification at certification@sas.com for approval prior to registering. Provide your voucher number within your e-mail. Please allow two business days for approval.

How do I register for an exam at Pearson VUE?

Instructions on how to register for a SAS Global Certification exam with Pearson VUE are available within the Exam Registration tab for each exam. If you are a first-time registrant for SAS Global Certification exams, you will need to create a web account within Pearson VUE. This can take up to two business days to produce your username and password needed. Registration with Pearson VUE may be made online or by phone only. Pearson VUE authorized test centers cannot take registrations at their locations.

On the Pearson VUE Registration page, there are two sections: one indicates taking an exam at a Pearson VUE testing center and one is for a SAS Sponsored testing center. Unless you are scheduled at a SAS testing event in a SAS office, you will always use the Pearson VUE testing center link.