Bureau of Education and Testing
General Exam Administration Policy Regarding Scheduling
If you are unable to attend the examination for which you were scheduled, you may be excused for the following reasons:
• Your illness or that of an immediate family member;
• Death in the immediate family;
• Disabling traffic accident;
• Court appearance or jury duty; or
• Military duty.
All candidates seeking excused absences must submit written verification and supporting documentation of the situation to the Department/Bureau of Education & Testing (BET) or their Contracted vendors, Professional Testing Inc. for Construction or Pearson VUE for all Computer Testing no later than four (4) days after the original examination date. Documentation of medical absences must have the original signature of the medical practitioner. Stamped signatures will NOT be accepted. If the candidate cannot be accommodated due to unexcused absence, they will be liable for the test fee for that day in addition to the new test fee and classified as a No Show.
An unexecused Anbsence will result in candidate paying exam administartion fee again or having to reapply to DBPR/BET.
COMPUTER TESTING WITH DBPR VENDOR:
Candidates taking a computer-based examination through Pearson VUE will be required to submit a valid email address, telephone number and pay at the time the exam is scheduled, either through Pearson VUE web site or toll free line. Candidates will not be able to pay on the date of the exam. To assist candidates without a credit card, Pearson VUE has a "voucher" system of payment; more details will be provided when they become available. For further information, contact Pearson VUE directly at: www.pearsonvue.com
888.204.6289 (DBPR Real Estate candidates only) or
888.204.6230 (All Florida DBPR Professions, including Certified Designated Representative - CDR)
Once the appropriate Board Office (DBPR) has approved a candidate’s eligibility to take an examination, the candidate’s file is sent electronically to Pearson VUE. Within 72 hours of receipt of the electronic file, Pearson VUE will email, if a valid email address is available, or mail the candidate an authorization letter. You do not have to wait for the letter to schedule your examination.
For more information on computer testing, please visit this web page:
Real Estate Sales Associates Examination Update
The recently updated Sales Associates examination was launched on February 19, 2013. Please see the latest Candidate Information Booklet on this web page:
Candidate Information Booklets
The next categories Trade Knowledge examinations projected to be moved to the computer testing platform by October 2014 are: Roofing, Underground Utilities, Sheet Metal, Gypsum, Specialty Structure, Gas Line and Pollutant Storage Contractors. The last pencil & paper administration for some of these categories will be August 2014, others June 2014.
Irrigation, Commercial Pool, Residential Pool, Service Pool and Solar Contractors examinations Trade Knowledge parts will be converted to the Computer Based format with examinations starting on March 25, 2014. Candidate can begin to schedule their examinations by March 19, 2014.
For more details on how to schedule your computer testing examination, please visit the Computer Based Testing web page or click on the link: http://dbpr/servop/testing/CBT.html
November 1, 2012 these two Construction categories Glass & Glazing and Marine Specialty Trade Knowledge examinations were moved to Computer Based Testing format (CBT).
DBPR/BET Construction examination vendor Professional Testing Inc. (PTI) web site at: http://www.floridaexam.com/