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What is it?

For some candidates, the testing process can be stressful and intimidating. Some candidates feel that if they had a chance to participate in a "practice round" they would have been more prepared for the testing experience and therefore would have performed better on their test. Prometric is the first and only test administrator to offer a product like this; Test Drive was created 100 percent with candidate comfort and success in mind.


Prometric's Test Drive provides candidates with a real world, end-to-end practice run before the date of their scheduled test. In only 30 minutes, candidates will experience a complete run through of the testing experience they will encounter on their actual testing day. Since Test Drive is not designed for the IT and MCAT® exam testing experiences, candidates for IT examinations and the MCAT® exam are not able to participate in this program. During the run through, the candidate will participate in:

  • The scheduling and registration process
  • The complete check-in process
  • Introduction to test center staff and surroundings
  • A live 15-minute sample test demonstrating the testing process
  • Full preparation for the real test

Will the candidate see questions from the exam they plan to sit for in the future?

No, the candidate will not see questions from the exam they plan to sit for in the future.

The questions that the candidate will encounter during the Test Drive session are samples of question types that they might encounter on the real examination. These questions are not designed to be representative of the specific types of questions that may be a part of the real examination. The candidate should review the specific instructions and expectations provided by the client organization to ensure that they are prepared for the day of the real examination.

The Test Drive session that the candidate will complete will not in any way be scored nor will the responses to the Test Drive sample questions affect the real examination. Test Drive is a sample test designed to provide you experiential preparation only.

What is in it for you as a candidate? Why should you take it?

We believe if you take a Test Drive prior to actual testing that you will be less likely to be distracted by your surroundings and will feel more at ease with the whole testing experience. You'll be able to familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the computer-based testing environment and minimize pre-test mistakes such as getting lost on the way to the center, failing to arrive with the correct I.D. and paperwork, etc. All in all, we believe that if you take a Test Drive you will be more confident and better prepared for the test experience, allowing you to perform better the day of your test. Imagine how relaxed you would feel if all of your energy and attention on the day of your test could be focused on your actual test…and not the process itself.

What will happen during your Test Drive?

The end-to-end Test Drive experience will include check-in, ID confirmation, biometric-enabled check-in, image capture, seating, tutorial, a sample test, candidate survey of the experience, an end-of-test report and check-out.

Taking a Test Drive will allow you to confirm that your documentation and materials will be accepted on the day of the actual test. Once checked in, you'll be exposed to the full testing experience described above, in addition to the use of lockers, testing at a computer for 15 minutes and exposure to test center administrator walk-throughs, which occur during any actual test. Additionally, by driving to the testing center in advance, you can familiarize yourself with the parking situation, the location of the testing suite and the time it takes to drive to the center.

Who is eligible?

Since Test Drive is not designed for the IT and MCAT exam testing experiences, candidates for IT examinations and the MCAT exam are not able to participate in this program. Anyone else can take a Test Drive -- whether or not there is an actual test scheduled – and benefit from the experience!

Where is it available?

Test Drive is available at approximately 500 Prometric testing centers across the U.S., Africa, Asia and Europe. You can find a Test Drive center location near you, and schedule a Test Drive, by visiting clicking here.

When is it available?

You can begin scheduling Test Drives immediately.

The Test Drive program will be offered on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time (wherever you are in the world).

How long will it take?

A Test Drive will take 30 minutes total. This includes the entire end-to-end process, including check-in, taking the sample test and check-out.

What does it cost?

For only $30 U.S. per Test Drive, you can buy a 30-minute block of time in a test center.

How do you register for a Test Drive?

It couldn't be easier! All Test Drive scheduling happens online. You'll be asked to locate the center nearest you where you would like to take your Test Drive. You'll receive an e-mail confirming your Test Drive. The only thing left to do after that is show up at the test center on the day of your Test Drive! It's as simple as that!

Is there a limit to the number of times you can take a Test Drive?

No. You can take a test drive as many times as you like to familiarize yourself with the testing process.

What if you have a problem registering?

Should you encounter any problems during the registration process, or have any additional questions about Test Drive, please send an e-mail to: The mailbox is monitored daily and a Prometric representative will get back to you as quickly as possible.


Don’t forget to print out your confirmation!