How to book an Exam

To book an IRATA International exam click on the following link to be taken to the IRATA International landing page on the Pearson Vue website: https://home.pearsonvue.com/irata.

If this is your first time booking an exam, you will need to make a Pearson Vue account by clicking on the “create account” button.

On creation of your Pearson Vue account, or once you have signed in using your existing account, you will be taken to the “Exam Catalog”, here you will see all available IRATA International exams.

Once you have selected the exam you wish to take, you will need to fill out some additional details depending on the exam you have selected, including your IRATA number. Please visit https://irata.org/page/exam-requirements for more information.

You will then be asked to enter your Postcode and select up to three Pearson Vue test centres near you to check their availability (See Figure 1). Once selected, you will be able to view the available dates at each of your chosen test centres (See Figure 2). Please note, the available dates for exams is down to the individual test centres; as such, IRATA International and Pearson Vue cannot provide dispensations.

Figure 1 - Finding Pearson Vue venues near you
Figure 1 - Finding Pearson Vue venues near you

Figure 2 - Checking availability of selected Pearson Vue test centres
Figure 2 - Checking availability of selected Pearson Vue test centres

When booking your exam the soonest date available will be 48 hours from the time of your booking, for example, if you book your exam on a Tuesday, you won’t be able to sit the exam before the Thursday. Please allow ample time before certification expiry to take the necessary exam.

After selecting an available date, you will be asked to confirm your details, agree to the policies, and then make payment.

Once you have made your booking you will receive a confirmation email, with details of what to bring, the time to get to the exam centre, and directions to the exam centre from the address you have provided.

An exam reminder email will be sent 72 hours, and 24 hours, prior to your examination date.

Exam day

On the day of your exam, please get to the exam centre 15 minutes before your appointed time as you will be required to register. Registration consists of agreeing and signing a terms and conditions letter, clocking in and a check of your 2 forms of ID. Please note, your photo will be taken, and an electronic signature will be required for verification against our IRATA database.

Once registration and all checks are complete, the invigilator will ask for you to store all your belongings in the lockers provided in the exam centre. No personal items are allowed in the exam room, and if you wear a long-sleeved shirt to the exam, please be aware that the invigilator will ask you to roll up your sleeves. Once the invigilator is satisfied, they will take you into the examination room. The invigilator signs you into your assigned computer and explains the process for starting the exam.

Upon completion of the exam, the invigilator leads you out of the examination room. You will be required to sign the terms and condition letter again and write down the time you have finished.

Before leaving, the invigilator will give you a printed copy of your examination result. This will also be sent to you via email immediately after the exam in an email titled ‘Score Report Available Notification’.

A history of all your exam results will be available on your Pearson Vue account.