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COVID-19 Update


Updated March 18, 2020


Candidates

ABRET continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on our US and international candidates.

We are in contact with our testing service provider, The Professional Testing Corporation, and our testing centers operated through Prometric. 

Within the past 24 hours, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued updated guidance on measures to be taken to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 disease.  In particular, the CDC lowered the number of people that should be able to congregate in the same space from 50 to 10 in the United States. 

Given this new guidance, Prometric has determined it is necessary and appropriate to temporarily close our test centers in the United States and Canada for a period of 30 days, starting March 18.  This step is being taken to further protect the health and well-being of the individual test takers and our staff.  We anticipate re-opening our test centers effective April 16.

If you have an existing appointment with Prometric, you will receive email instructions on how to reschedule your appointment to a future date once it is safe to resume testing.  No rescheduling fees will be applied.  We are working with your exam sponsor to ensure all program requirements are met.  Please note that if you choose to contact Prometric for assistance, hold times may be extended due to the volume of individuals we are attempting to support.  We thank you for your patience.

If you are looking to schedule a new appointment, you can search for available appointments on our website, www.prometric.com.  Note that appointments in the US and Canada will not be available until April 16 at the earliest. For the latest updates regarding COVID-19 in general and best practices for overall health and safety, please visit the https://www.cdc.gov/

All candidates will still receive the full 3-month testing window.

 

Measurement Assessment

ABRET has decided to cancel the upcoming Chicago (March 21) and Kansas City (April 4) measurement assessments. Decisions on future assessments will be conducted on a week-to-week basis. Please visit the measurement assessment webpage for up-to-date information on new locations and cancelations.

If you have any measurement assessment questions, please call (217) 726-7987.


Continuing Education

With the cancelation of some state, regional and national conferences due to COVID-19, many chapters are moving to a virtual format. ABRET accepts CEUs earned from a virtual meeting just as we would for an in-person conference. There will be no change in the amount of continuing education units needed for recertification. All hours must be earned within your current credential period.