VCP How to Set up at Home

VCP How to Set up at Home

In my other recent blog post I’ve spoken about how to pass your VCP and some revision tips. In this post I want to discuss more about the actual exam. Due to the current pandemic Pearson Vue are currently allowing you to take your VCP test at home, instead of going into a test centre.

In my opinion, this can be incredibly beneficial as it reduces the impact on you (a lot less travel) and instead you can take it from the comfort of your own home.

Pearson Vue do  give you some help and advice on what you need to take the exam. You need to download an application from Pearson Vue in order to take your VCP, this will ask you to close all of your applications before you can open their application. They run you through some initial tests including testing the microphone and camera.  But to be fully prepared for the test I feel like there are some other points that are noteworthy.

Firstly, make sure you have your passport or driving license with you, you will be asked to take a picture of this. Start setting up for the exam 30 to 45 minutes before as I was surprised how long it takes to get ready for it. Bear in mind You will have to take photos of the whole of the room you are in (4 pictures: front, back, left and right). Take all electronic devices e.g. monitors, laptops, phone out of the room, if your monitors cannot be taken out make sure these are unplugged. No notepads and pens are allowed to take notes on there is an icon in the test on the top right-hand corner for note taking. If you have any whiteboards, paper etc on the walls with writing on these will need to be removed/ rubbed out. If you have water in the room, make sure it’s in a clear container or bottle.


Above all make sure you are relaxed and calm. Good Luck!