(ISC)² CISSP Online Pilot Exam Frequently Asked Questions
(ISC)² is committed to exploring how we can make our certification exams as accessible as possible while maintaining our security standards and the integrity of our certification programs. Building upon what we learned during the 2021 online proctored pilot test, we are launching a second online proctored pilot test. Your participation will help us validate the feasibility of online exam proctoring in the future.
The 2022 online proctoring pilot test for CISSP will be conducted February 28 – March 14, 2022. We expect this assessment to take approximately 8-10 weeks. No exam results will be given at the time of examination. All results for all participants will be held until after all assessments are completed which is not expected until May 2022.
Candidates who participate in the pilot program will be notified of their official results via email upon conclusion of the assessment of all pilot exams. The endorsement process, which normally takes four to six weeks, cannot begin for online proctor participants until after the results have been verified and delivered to test takers. Therefore, participants can expect the full certification process to take up to 16 weeks.
The security and integrity of our examinations are of the utmost importance to (ISC)². If the 2022 online proctoring pilot test for CISSP needs to be terminated for any reason, all remaining undelivered appointments will be rescheduled for standard test center. No refunds will be provided for appointments that are changed from the online proctoring pilot to standard test center delivery.
Any determination regarding potential online proctoring as part of a regular (ISC)² offering will take place after the conclusion of this assessment.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Exam Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the (ISC)² online proctoring pilot test?
When can I register for the (ISC)² CISSP online proctoring pilot test?
When will the (ISC)² CISSP online proctoring pilot tests occur?
Who is eligible to participate in the (ISC)² CISSP online proctoring pilot test?
How much do online certification examinations as part of the pilot test cost?
Which languages will certification examinations be available in as part of the pilot test?
In what format will certification examinations be available as part of the pilot test?
If I am scheduled for an in-person exam, can I reschedule my exam to take it online?
If I need to reschedule my online proctor examination, may I still take the exam online at a later date?
Will breaks be available for certification examinations as part of the pilot test?
What test results will be available for the pilot test certification examinations?
If I pass an online proctored exam, can I use it to apply for certification?
Is the online exam the same as the test center-delivered exams?
What if my online exam encounters a technical problem during delivery?
Why is the online pilot only available to candidates in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore?
Are the results of the online pilot test also subject to statistical and psychometric analysis prior to releasing the official results?
Am I able to cancel an online exam for a full refund or reschedule for another time? Are there cancellation or reschedule fees for the online proctored pilot test exams?
I took my (ISC)² exam online during the pilot test. When will I get my exam results?
If I need my CISSP exam results by a certain date, should I consider participating in the online proctor pilot program or schedule an exam at a Pearson Vue Test Center?
What additional exam security precautions are required for this pilot?
- Candidates for the online CISSP exam must provide their intended country of administration at registration. Failure to provide the intended country of administration as indicated in the candidate registration question and /or failure to take delivery from a validated IP address located in the country identified at registration and congruent with the country identified during the required systems test, will result in a forfeiture of examination appointment and/or exam result. If location for (ISC)² CISSP CAT OnVUE pilot examination administration cannot be guaranteed at this time, register for standard test center delivery. Forfeited examination appointments are not eligible for refunds of any examination fee.
- Online proctors will ask to be shown your testing environment, which must be a clean room. All candidates will be required to perform 360-degree work area scan. A 360- degree work area scan, is conducted as follows:
- Candidates will be asked to take a step back and turn in a circle slowly, using the webcam to show a view of the work area. If there is a problem with the testing environment, the candidate will be asked to correct it.
- Candidates will be asked to hold both wrists up to the webcam. Only a medical ID bracelet is permitted during a 360-degree work area scan. If a candidate is wearing any other item, the candidate to place it out of the testing environment.
- If the candidate has multiple computer monitors, the candidate will be required to unplug the second monitor and turn it around.
- If the candidate has a television, it must be turned off and covered.
- If the candidate has other prohibited items, the candidate must remove them from the testing environment.
- Religious, cultural and medical apparel will be visually inspected before the candidate may test.
- Certain permitted comfort aid items will be visually inspected before the candidate may test.
If the candidate is not in compliance with all proctor directives for the 360-degree work area scan the candidate will forfeit the examination appointment and/or exam result. Forfeited examination appointments are not eligible for refunds of any examination fee.
Other undisclosed security protocols are in place to ensure candidate identity as well as examination integrity.