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Certification - Online Proctored Testing

Online proctored testing  allows you to take the exam on your computer from any location with Internet access and an external web cam meeting Kryterion webcam specifications (see below). This means you can take the exam from the comfort of your home or your office.

HL7 certification exams are offered electronically by Webassessor, a product of Kryterion, HL7's professional testing service. When timing your exam, please allow 10 business days for your request to be processed.

Scheduling Your Exam

Please register for an exam according to the steps in the from the HL7 Certification home page. Once your application has been successfully processed, approximately 10 business after it is submitted, you will receive an emailed confirmation.This email will include log-in information to access your account in Webassessor and a voucher code that allows you to schedule the time and date of your exam. After you make an appointment to sit for an exam, a confirmation is sent from Webassessor with instructions about identification and system requirements for online proctored testing.

Any changes or cancellations to a scheduled exam must be made at least 72 hours before the day of the exam. A change fee of $95.00 USD will be assessed for changes or cancellations made with less than 72 hours notice. Please see HL7's Electronic Testing Policy for complete details.  Prepaid registrants who cancel their exam within the 72 hours will recieve a full refund minus a $50 processing fee.

Online Proctored Testing System Requirements

V3 Windows Sentinel V3 Mac Sentinel
Latest version of flash required Latest version of flash required
.NET 3.5 SP1 required Webcam meets Kryterion webcam* specs
Webcam meets Kryterion webcam* specs Mac OSX 10.5.4+, 10.6.3+ required
Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1+, Windows 7 Administrative rights to computer
Administrative rights to computer Minimum 1 Ghz processor
Minimum 1 Ghz processor 1 GB RAM recommended
1 GB RAM recommended High speed internet connection recommended
High speed internet connection recommended  

*(Kryterion's website has instructions on how to purchase a Kryterion web cam, or you may purchase your own web cam as long as it meets the Kryterion web cam specifications.)

Please refer to the Kryterion Online Proctored Test Manual for additional specifications