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Getting familiar with the look, feel and experience
of a test center in advance of an exam will minimize
pre-test mistakes.

Take a Practice Test

We believe that familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of the computer-based testing environment in advance of your exam will minimize pre-test mistakes such as getting lost on the way to the center or 

failing to arrive​ with the correct I.D. and paperwork. Being better prepared for the test experience will allow you to perform better the day of your test. 

On Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at many of its test sites, Prometric offers the test takers of select exams the opportunity to take a 30-minute “dry run” of the test center experience prior to their exam. The program, called Test Drive, allows candidates to walk through, on a practice basis, all check-in and testing procedures that occur at the test center on test day.

The full Test Drive experience, which costs $30 U.S., includes check-in, ID confirmation, documentation checking, image capture, seating, tutorial, a sample test, a survey of the experience, an end-of-test report and check-out. 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 TCAs walk-throughs, which occur during any actual test. While content is not subject-specific and you will not experience questions related to your particular exam, Test Drive will allow you to "experience" samples of question types that you might encounter on the real examination. 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.

Test takers interested in scheduling a Test Drive appointment can do so in the same manner in which they would schedule an actual exam. From the home page, select “Prometric Test Drive” as the exam you wish to take. Then, simply follow the on-screen steps which will walk you through the scheduling process.

Since Test Drive is not designed for Information Technology exams or MCAT® exam testing experiences, we regret that test takers for IT examinations and the MCAT® exam are not able to participate in this program. 

Take a test drive now.​


At the test center you’ll be greeted by a friendly TCA who’ll tell you what to do.