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Examination centre requirements

Arriving at the examination centre

You need to arrive at the centre 15 minutes before your scheduled exam to allow time to complete the sign-in procedures. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may be refused admission. If this instance, you will need to contact The London Institute of Banking & Finance to register and pay to resit the exam.

Personal items

You are not allowed to take any personal items with you into the exam room, please leave them in the secure storage area when you arrive. This includes bags, books, notes, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, pagers, watches, wallets and any other materials not authorised for the exam. If you need to take additional items into the exam room for medical reasons, please contact us for advice prior to your exam.

On-screen tutorial

The exam length includes time to complete an on-screen tutorial prior to the examination to help familiarise you with the Pearson VUE testing system, as well as a survey at the end of the examination.

Identification requirements

Students must produce one of the following forms of government issued identification, as their primary ID:

  • Passport;
  • Full or provisional driving licence;
  • National/State/Province Identity Card;
  • Military ID;
  • Alien registration card (green card, permanent resident, visa);
  • Local language ID (accepted only if issued from the country where the candidate is taking their exam).

The document must meet the following criteria:

  • The ID must include the student’s name, and the first and last name on the student’s LIBF account must match exactly with the first and last name on the ID presented at the test centre.
  • The ID must be current/valid/unexpired.
  • The ID must bear the student’s signature (except as detailed below in Additional allowances).
  • The ID must bear a recent recognisable photograph of the student.
  • The ID must be original, not a copy or a digital ID.
  • All ID must be issued by the country in which the student is being tested, unless it is an international passport in Roman/Latin script from their country of citizenship.

Additional allowances:

  • Expired forms of ID are not acceptable unless accompanied by valid renewal papers.
  • EU candidates taking their exam within the EU may also provide a valid, unexpired EU card as their primary ID.
  • Students taking their exam in Japan can find further information on the Japanese ID policy here. A government issued ID missing a visible signature or that has an embedded signature must be supplemented with an original, valid, unexpired ID that has at least a matching name and recent recognisable photo, or a matching name and signature, e.g. a bank credit or debit card.

If you do not take suitable identification with you to the assessment centre, or you are late for your appointment, you will not be allowed to sit your assessment and will lose your fee.