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).
As of June 1, 2021 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, through any modality, in any of the countries listed below:
- North Korea
- Crimea Section of Ukraine
*Certain categories of testing services are permitted. See Section C below.
B. Testing Citizens of Sanctioned Countries Outside the Sanctioned Country / Payment Originating Outside the Sanctioned Country / ID shows current residence Outside the Sanctioned Country / Results sent Outside the Sanctioned Country:
Prometric may deliver tests to citizens of a sanctioned country listed below PROVIDED the citizens are tested OUTSIDE the sanctioned country, the current ID shows an address 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:
- North Korea
- Crimea Section of Ukraine
Prometric may not accept payment originating from, or transmitting through, a bank or financial institution in the above-listed countries. Additionally, Prometric may not test individuals who present ID with an address within the above-listed countries indicating they are a current resident of that country, and may not forward test results to an address within the above-listed countries.
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, we may not deliver a test to that individual. Should the same Syrian citizen present ID with an address outside Syria, and present payment drawn from a bank originating from a non-sanctioned country, we may deliver a test to that individual.
C. Testing Citizens of Certain Sanctioned Countries Under General License Specific to Education.
Under a General License issued by OFAC, Prometric may deliver certain types of tests to citizens of Cuba, inside or outside of Cuba, with payment originating inside or outside of Cuba. The tests must relate to educational activities, and may include professional certificate exams, university entrance exams, and language exams. Prometric may not deliver tests to citizens of Cuba that do not fit within these parameters.
Under a General License issued by OFAC, Prometric may deliver certain types of test to citizens of Iran, inside or outside of Iran, with payment originating inside or outside of Iran. The test must relate to educational activities, and may include professional certificate exams or university exams necessary or required for admission to U.S. academic institutions. Prometric may not deliver tests to citizens of Iran that do not fit within these parameters.
D. SDN List – Blocked Assets/Restrictions against Business Transactions with individuals and groups
Additionally, OFAC has imposed restrictions against conducting business with individuals and companies controlled by or acting for or on behalf of certain targeted countries listed here. OFAC has also imposed restrictions against conducting business with and blocked the assets of certain groups or individuals suspected of terrorist activity or other specific criminal activities, or designated as narcotics traffickers, regardless of location. These individuals and groups appear on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list here and the Cuba Restricted List here.
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 Prometric’s Legal Department prior to conducting new business transactions if you have any questions or concerns about the countries or programs with sanctions.
Any violations of the US-imposed sanctions may result in SEVERE corporate and/or individual criminal penalties.