Get Started As a Test Centre

Become a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC)

Follow these six steps to begin offering Certiport certifications at your organization.

Avoid creating a duplicate test center account. Make sure to verify that your organization has not previously registered. For assistance, contact support.

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Ensure your testing facility meets the following policies and requirements as outlined in the CATC™ contract:


Register a new testing center

Note: Each person will only ever need one user account with Certiport. This account can later be assigned as many roles and functions, as needed. If you are unsure whether you have previously registered with Certiport, contact support.

Download a detailed guide of the account creation process

  1. Follow the instructions on the Registering as a new user page.
  1. Register a CATC
  2. Log in with your user account. If you have not previously registered a user account, see the Create a user account section.
  3. Select your country and whether you are registering a Certiport Center or a Child Center. If you are unsure which type of center you should be registering, contact support.
  4. Select your sector and verify accuracy by reading the definition on the right side of the screen.
  5. Enter the organization name and other pertinent account information.
  6. Accept the Certiport Center Agreement by typing your name at the bottom.
  7. Click  Accept.

Purchase exams

Contact your Sales Consultant to learn about products and pricing, and to place your initial order. Sales Consultants will also activate your testing center.

  1. Log in as an Organization Administrator to buy inventory at the testing center rate.
    • Change the role on the drop-down menu at the top to Organization Administrator.
    • Click Purchase and follow the instructions to buy exams.

Download and install exam software

Delivery systems vary by certification program and supported operating systems. Click each system for more information about which exams can be delivered in each system.

Compass is a dynamic, web-based system that mostly eliminates the high-level Admin requirements and can be deployed with a minimum software download. Compass has both a Windows and a Mac version. Compass is used to deliver the ACA CC 2018ACU*ACP*AppleCSBECAESBIC3MCEMOS*MTAMTCQBCU, and the UCU exams.

*Note: The ACU, ACP, and MOS Live-in-the-Application exams can only be delivered via the Windows version of Compass.

To view detailed info on the value of an individual certification exam, please explore our certification pages.

To begin installing the Compass exam delivery system, click the button below.

The Certiport Mac Launcher can only be installed on Mac operating system and is used for the delivery of the ACA CC 2015ACA CS6, and IC3 exams only.

To view detailed info on the value of an individual certification exam, please explore our certification pages.

To begin installing the Certiport Mac Launcher exam delivery system, click the button below.


Account management

Learn how to manage your test center in the Certiport website.

Test Center management occurs in the authenticated areas of our website. To access the Certiport website, click Login at the top of the page. Our website provides a variety of account management functionality, determined by your role.

Live training sessions are held through an online webinar and a conference call. You will be able to see the trainer’s desktop online as he or she demonstrates administrative account management and test delivery functions. More information about upcoming training.


Administer exams

  • Reminder: The person administering the exam must be associated with your center as a Proctor. More information about associations and roles.Registering as a user: All test candidates must register an account with Certiport. Each person will only ever need one login/username. If you are unsure whether you have previously registered, contact support.Installation of the exam delivery system(s): Each computer used for testing should be set up and configured prior to exam delivery. Determine which delivery method you will be using.

Prior to a scheduled testing event you should check for available updates to the exam delivery method(s) and then test your computer for readiness:

The following is only an outline. All exams must be delivered adhering to the items detailed in the exam administration policies.

  1. The Proctor validates the candidate’s identity by checking a government-issued picture identification card, and removes all prohibited items before administering any exam.
  2. Each Test Candidate double-clicks the applicable desktop icon on the testing computer to begin the exam. The candidate:
    • enters his/her username and logs in
    • chooses the program, suite and individual exam to be taken
    • select whether or not a voucher will be used
  3. Select whether or not you will be using an Exam Group. Using exam groups provides additional reporting functionality.
  4. The proctor then verifies all the information is correct and enters his/her username to launch the exam.
  5. The proctor observes the candidate(s) throughout the duration of the exam using the appropriate observation methods.

If you have technical problems while delivering exams, contact support.

View all exam policies.

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