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What to expect on exam day

Live remote proctored exam

2024 Exams Remote

The live remote proctored exam offers the convenience of taking your test in a familiar environment with flexible scheduling options. But, it's crucial to understand ALL requirements in advance for a smooth experience. By planning ahead and ensuring a quiet, private space, you can create an ideal setting for your exam.

Required equipment

  • Room and desk setup: This exam requires a closed room with window coverings, free from distraction or interruption. Testing in an open-concept room isn't allowed. You must have a table/desk and chair to take the exam. You won't be able to take the test on a couch, bed, or the floor. Be prepared to show a 360-degree view of your room and desk using your webcam.

  • Desktop computer or laptop: Your computer must be connected to a power source and connected to reliable, high-speed internet — upload and download speed should be a minimum of 5 Mbps. Please check your internet speed by going to speedtest.net just before logging into the exam. Don't use a VPN while taking the exam, as this may cause issues connecting to the exam system.

  • External webcam with USB connection: This exam is proctored (administered and supervised) via an external webcam. Make sure your external webcam is placed to show your face, hands, keyboard, and the area surrounding your keyboard (about 10 inches) for the full duration of the exam. You'll be required to perform a 360-degree room and desk pan using your webcam before the exam begins, as well as after any breaks during the exam. Please practice this before logging into the exam.

  • Computer speakers and mic — wired or internal: You must have working speakers to communicate with the proctors. Bluetooth speakers or headphones are not permitted.

Other allowed and prohibited materials

What books and materials you’re allowed to have on your desk and use during the exam will depend on which exam you’re taking. See the full list of approved items for each exam here. All allowed materials and books must be the current year, or previous year.

  • Identity verification: You'll be required to show a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID card). Temporary copies, paper, or digital IDs aren't allowed.

    • Make sure that your first and last name on the photo ID match your first and last name, exactly as they appear on your exam confirmation. Exam attempt will be forfeited if name doesn't match.

    • If you have more than one last name or a suffix listed on your government-issued photo ID, these details must be reflected on the confirmation notice. If your name is incorrect, please contact AAPC by phone or chat at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled exam date.

  • No electronic devices with an on/off switch or any device capable of capturing and storing an image are allowed into the examination room. This list includes, but isn't limited to cell phones, tablets, smart watches, Fitbits, etc. Failure to comply will result in disqualification of your exam.

  • Drinks on desk: A clear water bottle or clear cup of water on your desk is allowed. The bottle or cup must be unobstructed with no items on it, such as labels, etc.

Starting your exam

  1. Log in to your exam 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time using the username and password from the Notice to Schedule email 

  2. Click Schedule/Take Your Exam

  3. Once within the Examity platform, click Start Exam 

  4. Click the green Connect to Proctoring button 

  5. Once the proctor joins the session, click the Join with Computer Audio button in Zoom 

  6. Click Start Video 

  7. Click Share Screen - Desktop View

  8. Confirm name by showing photo ID and confirm which exam you are taking 

  9. Complete the book check 

  10. Show 360-degree room and desk pan of your work area 

  11. The rules and requirements will be read and agreed to 

  12. Click Begin Exam 

Exam duration

Our live remote proctored exam is a 4-hour examination (2 hours for instructor exams).

Finishing your exam

Upon submitting the exam, your proctor will reconnect and confirm you are finished. From there, you will close the exam webpage and complete the post-exam survey.     

Testing center exam

2024 Exams TestingCenter

Arrive on time to a Meazure Learning testing center where all computer equipment you need will be provided. On-site administrators are available to answer any questions and help you settle in, ensuring a smooth and comfortable testing experience.

Things to bring and not bring

What books and materials you’re allowed to bring will depend on which exam you’re taking. See the full list of approved items for each exam here. All allowed materials and books must be the current year, or previous year.

  • Don’t forget to print out and bring your confirmation notice that was emailed to you.

  • Identity verification: You'll be required to show a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID card). Temporary copies, paper, or digital IDs aren't allowed.

    • Make sure that your first and last name on the photo ID match your first and last name, exactly as they appear on your exam confirmation. Exam attempt will be forfeited if name doesn't match.

    • If you have more than one last name or a suffix listed on your government-issued photo ID, these details must be reflected on the confirmation notice. If your name is incorrect, please contact AAPC at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled exam date.

  • No electronic devices with an on/off switch or any device capable of capturing and storing an image are allowed into the examination room. This list includes, but isn't limited to cell phones, tablets, smart watches, Fitbits, etc. Failure to comply will result in disqualification of your exam.

Exam duration

Our testing center exam is a 4-hour examination (2 hours for instructor exams).

No extra equipment required

Your exam will be taken on a computer at a testing center. You're not required to bring any additional special equipment. This exam is proctored by personnel at the testing center.