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Prometric, including its foreign subsidiaries and locations, must comply with all sanctions/restrictions imposed by the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

*Please note the change below for an exception in Section D. regarding Prometric’s ability to test Cuban nationals for ETS tests.

As of November 1, 2014 , the following guidelines apply:


A. Prohibition Against Delivery of Tests in Sanctioned Countries:


The United States has imposed sanctions against doing business with certain countries. Prometric may not deliver tests (either through IT testing sites (APTCs), AP&C testing sites (PTCs), Internet-based testing sites, or mobile testing) in any of the countries listed below:
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • North Korea


B. Testing Citizens of Sanctioned Countries Outside the Sanctioned Country / Payment Originating Outside the Sanctioned Countries / Results sent Outside the Sanctioned Country:


Prometric may deliver tests to citizens of the sanctioned country listed below PROVIDED the citizens are tested OUTSIDE the sanctioned country, test results are forwarded to an address OUTSIDE the sanctioned country, and payment for the test originates OUTSIDE the sanctioned country:
  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Syria

Prometric may not accept payment originating from, or transmitting through, a bank or financial institution in the above-listed country. Additionally, Prometric may not forward test results to an address within the above-listed country.

FOR EXAMPLE: If a Syrian citizen presents him/herself at a testing center in a non-sanctioned country and produces ID with a Syrian address, with payment drawn on a Syrian bank, and is unable to provide an address outside Syria where Prometric can forward the test results, we may not deliver a test to that individual. Should the same Syrian citizen present ID at a testing center in a non-sanctioned country with a Syrian address, present payment drawn from a bank originating from a non-sanctioned country, and present an address outside Syria where Prometric can forward test results, we may deliver a test to that individual.



C. Testing Citizens of Sanctioned Countries Outside the Sanctioned Country / Payment Originating Inside or Outside the Sanctioned Country:


Prometric may deliver tests to citizens of the sanctioned countries listed below PROVIDED the citizens are tested OUTSIDE the sanctioned country. Payment for the test may originate OUTSIDE or INSIDE the sanctioned country:
  • North Korea

Prometric may accept payment from a financial institution originating within North Korea.



D. Testing Citizens of Cuba


Cuban citizens cannot be tested anytime or anywhere* (except as noted below), unless they are permanent resident aliens of the United States and possess a valid and unexpired United States Permanent Resident Card (green card).

(* EXCEPTION: ETS obtained a license from the Department of the Treasury regarding testing services administered to Cuban nationals anywhere as follows:

Administer assessments and provide educational testing services, in conjunction with third-party partners from the ETS Preferred Network with respect to paper-based or internet-based tests, including:

  • the SAT;
  • the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE); and
  • the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC).

(This EXCEPTION relates to ETS Tests ONLY. Prometric may accept a Cuban passport as a form of identification from an individual sitting for an examination owned by ETS in accordance with the above.

Prometric may not accept payment originating from a bank or financial institution in Cuba.

Any violations of the US-imposed sanctions may result in SEVERE corporate and/or individual criminal penalties.



E. SDN List – Blocked Assets/Restrictions against Business Transactions with individuals and groups


Additionally, OFAC has imposed restrictions against conducting business with, or has blocked the assets of, certain entities, individuals and groups of individuals within or associated with the countries listed below, and any groups or individuals suspected of terrorist activity, regardless of location. These individuals and groups appear on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. Conducting business with these entities, individuals, or groups of individuals is strictly prohibited, regardless of where they are physically located in the world. Please contact the Legal and Contracts Department prior to conducting new business transactions within the following countries:
  • Balkans
  • Belarus
  • Burma
  • Cote D'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Zimbabwe

 

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