Guidelines for taking the national exam during COVID-19 pandemic
Open Testing Sites per State
Candidates who have applied for the exam should periodically check their application on PTC, and the Prometric website, for notices. Candidates are also encouraged to check their state websites, weekly, for any updates or temporary orders.
October 7 Update—Wearing of Masks in Prometric Testing Centers
Due to guidelines regarding COVID19 and social distancing, all candidates will be required to bring and wear a face mask or face covering while they are in a Prometric test center at all times or their exam will be terminated. Both medical masks or cloth face coverings are acceptable. Masks with exhale/one-way valves are prohibited to use at the test center, due to the lack of viral particle filtration provided by these masks. Masks with wearable technology are also prohibited. Any test taker that comes to the test center without a mask or with one of the prohibited masks described above will not be allowed to test, marked as a “no-show” and will not be eligible for a free reschedule.
Exam Checklist during COVID
- Reference the Exam periods/windows below
- Register to take the exam at PTC (reference Your Exam Roadmap) noting any COVID related restrictions or limitations on the PTC website.
- Make sure you have your valid Scheduling Authorization from PTC (one is required for each time you take the exam). More on registration…
- Check the Prometric site for open and closed exam sites in your state
- Schedule your exam with Prometic starting with the AMFTRB page
- Read the latest social distancing guidelines and healthy practices for the exam site
Exam Periods and Helpful Exam Information
Exam periods and windows
Exam Road — everything you need to know on one page
AMFTRB is aware of the concerns surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Protecting the health and well-being of our candidates is our highest priority which is why we will continue to proactively monitor the impact of the virus and take precautionary measures that are appropriate.
Prometric — For the most part, concerns surrounding COVID-19 will relate to the Prometric Test Centers. For an update on precautionary measures that Prometric is taking at the Test Centers please go to the Prometric Update.
PTC — Measures that have been instituted by Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), AMFTRB’s testing vendor, can be found here.
State Policies — As all jurisdictions emerge from the temporary orders that were ordered due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, it is the candidate’s responsibility to check their state board or jurisdiction’s website for the most current rules and regulations, and temporary emergency orders.
For general information concerning COVID-19 you can visit the websites maintained by the following organizations:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The World Health Organization (WHO)