Oracle To Begin Certification Exam Delivery Through Pearson VUE

Beginning September 25, 2009, Oracle certification exams will be offered through a new test delivery vendor – Pearson VUE -- and will no longer be available through Prometric.

Pearson VUE currently offers certification testing in more than 4,500 test centers worldwide, and we believe it will provide excellent service and global testing coverage for Oracle certification exams.

As of September 13th , candidates are no longer be able to register with Prometric (although candidates may still take their exam at Prometric through September 25th ). Registrations for Oracle exams through Pearson VUE began on September 14th, 2009. Candidates should visit to find more information, register for an exam or locate a testing center in their area. Existing Oracle exam vouchers will continue to be valid as long as they have not expired.


With the change from Prometric to Pearson VUE, we expect no disruption in availability of testing. However candidates should be aware of two system issues that may affect the shipment of your certificate and the timing of your certification. First, maintenance to Oracle’s certification database during the transition period may delay the shipment of your printed certificate up to two or three weeks. Second, our Hands On Course Requirement forms system will be down for maintenance from September 14 – September 28, 2009 while a new streamlined system is brought online. During the downtime, Oracle will work diligently to clear and validate all submitted forms, but no new submissions will be accepted. If you currently have an outstanding form that needs your attention, please respond to with the requested information as soon as possible to avoid a delay in receiving your success kit. After September 28, 2009 a new Course Submission Form will be live on the Pearson VUE website.

We have provided a series of FAQs for common questions related to the vendor change. For additional questions or further assistance, please contact Oracle Certification at

We are excited about this transition, and are confident that this change will improve our service to you.


Date Milestone
September 13 Candidates may no longer register for exams at Prometric. (walk-in registrations will be allowed in India through September 25, 2009)
September 14

Candidates may begin registering for exams at Pearson VUE.

Hands On Course Requirement Forms are offline for maintenance.

September 25 Last day to test at a Prometric Testing Center.
September 28 Course Submission Forms available on the Pearson VUE website.




although Pearson VUE have 4500 (or perhaps 5200+ from other sources) Testing Centres not all appear to be offering Oracle Examinations. In fact the 4 Pearson VUE Centres nearest to me in the UK do not appear to be offering Oracle Examinations. It seems reaosnable to ask why this is and what are the actual number of Pearson VUE Testing Centres actually offering Oracle Examinations.

Posted by bigdelboy on September 15, 2009 at 07:15 AM PDT #

Hi bigdelboy - which city/area are you referring to in the UK?

Posted by Paul Sorensen on September 21, 2009 at 12:59 AM PDT #

Hi, I have read in Oracle Emagazine that in India we have walk-in registrations till 30th September. Can you please confirm on this ?

Posted by Sachin on September 23, 2009 at 12:06 AM PDT #

Hi Sachin - thanks for the alert! We are updating it now to read the correct date of 25th of September.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on September 23, 2009 at 01:32 AM PDT #

Hi Appeared for an exam on 3 nov have not yet got certificate whom should i contactt

Posted by sachin garg on November 18, 2009 at 01:59 AM PST #

Hello, Was browsing through site and found this Is this really through with the new vendor. I want to give sql soon. pls suggest some good centers as after reading this am not sure where to go Vishal

Posted by Vishal singh on November 18, 2009 at 02:03 AM PST #

are the question changing

Posted by sachin Garg on November 18, 2009 at 02:04 AM PST #

HI Sachin - please check directly with our customer service team at

Posted by Paul Sorensen on November 18, 2009 at 02:09 AM PST #

Hi Sachin - only the delivery vendor and test delivery processes and security have changed. We still offer the same exams that we did through Prometric.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on November 18, 2009 at 02:20 AM PST #

Hello Vishal – Thank you for inquiry. Pearson VUE takes these allegations very seriously as I believe we have repeatedly demonstrated, including our recent successful investigation into improprieties by one of our testing centers that resulted in police action and a pending court case. If you know of, or have any direct evidence of improper behavior by a candidate or any of our test centers, please call our security team at When candidates engage in improper behavior, with or without the assistance of a test center, it hurts everyone that has worked hard to earn their credentials. If you have specific knowledge, you should consider it your duty to help us put a stop to those that choose to operate outside of the law and to protect the integrity of these valuable industry certifications.

Posted by Pearson VUE Test Center Security on November 22, 2009 at 10:46 PM PST #

i am ruchika tushir. i have given my DBA exam in oracle 9i and i am not getting my final cetificate of OCA. MY PROMETRIC ID IS- SR5561441 MY REGISTRATION NO IS- R63SYD54B4

Posted by ruchikatushir on December 06, 2009 at 04:00 PM PST #

Does anyone ever tried taking an online exam using PearsonVue? I took an exam this morning, and I was so frustrated with the response time of the exam. I don't know if it had something to do with PearsonVue or with the Internet/VPN connection of the pearsonvue's partner ( MISnet Philippines). -On the average, it takes 10 seconds after clicking the "NEXT" button before the next item will be displayed. - Worst response time is 30 secs. - Re- Clicking the Next button skips questions. - I also encountered being redirected to a page, wherein I was unable to click the checkbox. I left clicked the mouse and clicked the refresh button, and it worked. - worst encountered I had is when "http connection error" in the middle of the exam. It really scares me and I really got frustrated during the exam. - Im just glad that the timer ( upper right corner of the screen ) doesnt seems to work properly, other wise I don't think that I do have enough time to review my answers given the situation. I plan to take another exam next year, hopefully, the connection will be a lot better by then.

Posted by Froilan on December 10, 2009 at 02:41 PM PST #

Froilan, thanks for the alert! Am checking with Pearson VUE now.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on December 14, 2009 at 01:03 AM PST #

Hi ruchikatushir - please check directly with our customer service team at

Posted by Paul Sorensen on December 14, 2009 at 01:04 AM PST #

Froilan, Did you report this incident to the testing center where you took your exam? If you have issues with an exam, you should always report the issues to the testing center so that they can file an incident report. We have make Pearson VUE aware of this issue so that they can follow up with the testing center to ensure their connections are set properly to deliver online exams. Thank you for notifying us of this issue. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 14, 2009 at 04:31 AM PST #

Hi, I had passed my exam through vue center (Al-Horizon Institute, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia). I was having same problem that connection was very slow. It was taking long time to switch on to next question. My exam was on 8th December, 2009. Regards Waqas Mehmood

Posted by Waqas Mehmood on December 28, 2009 at 04:04 PM PST #

Hi Waqas - please check directly with our customer service team at

Posted by Paul Sorensen on January 06, 2010 at 03:37 AM PST #

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Posted by Sunil on February 03, 2010 at 02:23 AM PST #

Thanks for the heads-up Sunil - we have nothing to do with that group.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on February 03, 2010 at 02:41 AM PST #

hi, i have given my first exam for oracle, but now i dont remember my prometric id, so i can know now? plz help me. Thanks, Bhumi

Posted by bhumi on February 06, 2010 at 01:37 PM PST #

Hi - Thanks for engaging with us here on the Oracle Certification Blog. I encourage you to please see our recent blog post on customer service issues on the blog. For best response, please email Customer Service directly. Thanks!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on February 09, 2010 at 11:45 PM PST #

Hi Guys, Need some information to get my name changed on the Oracle Certificate. Actually i observed that my name was printed incorrectly on the certificate. Can someone please let me know how to get this changed? You can also send an email with this information to Thanks.. Anand,

Posted by Anand on February 17, 2010 at 12:56 PM PST #

Hi Anand - Thanks for our inquiry here on the Oracle Certification Blog. I encourage you to please see our recent blog post on customer service issues on the blog. For best response, please email Customer Service directly. Thanks!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on February 17, 2010 at 10:25 PM PST #

Dear sir, i'm certified 9i OCP DBA (exam through prometric) and planning to take exam 1z0-206 to be 11i OCE , how i can prove now that i'm certified OCP to gain the OCE. because if i created new account on VUE they will not recognize that i'm OCP through prometric. i think many freinds here faced this problem with their old certificates. please guide me to the solution provided from oracle best regards Gehad

Posted by Gehad on March 10, 2010 at 01:42 AM PST #

Hi Gehad - no worries. Pearson VUE (like Prometric) simply deliver the exams for us, but we here at Oracle manage your certificate history directly; so it therefore does not matter whether you took your exams at one test provider or both.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on March 11, 2010 at 12:47 AM PST #

HI I completed my oracle 11g OCA recently with Pearson VUE and my question is from where should i download my OCA logo.When i tried oracle certview its asking for username and password and when i entered my username and password it says information you entered is incorrect am i not registered with oracle? thank you, regards, krishna.

Posted by Krishna on October 20, 2010 at 02:00 PM PDT #

Hi Krishna, Please contact for assistance with logging in to CertView. They will be best able to assist with this. Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 21, 2010 at 01:24 AM PDT #

HI I can't find the UK pearson vue centres offering 11g certifications. The only one's available are 1Z0-007-ENU Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL 1Z0-017-JPN Bronze SQL I Exam Details 1Z0-018-JPN Bronze DBA 11g Exam Details 1Z0-030-ENU Oracle9i: New Features for Administrators 1Z0-031-ENU Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I 1Z0-032-ENU Oracle9i DBA Fundamentals 1Z0-033-ENU Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning 1Z0-035-ENU Oracle9i New Features for Oracle 7.3 and 8 Please let me know , which is the closest centre , near Edinburgh offering these services .

Posted by San on October 26, 2010 at 01:15 AM PDT #

Hi Sandeep, When you select the option to schedule a test and login, I assume that you are taken to the screen to choose your exam. On this screen, only the exams that you mention above show up on the screen, but on the right side of the page (it is a little difficult to see) there is a scroll bar. This will allow you to scroll through all the exam listed. On the next screen, you will be able to search for a test center, There is one at: Pitman Training Centre - Edinburgh. Good luck on your exam! Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 27, 2010 at 11:45 PM PDT #

Hi, I have done my OCA exam with 2 diff IDs (prometric and pearson vue). Can any1 help me with the steps to merge the IDs so tht i can get the certificate asap. I have already contacted the exam team. But couldnt contact the customer service for India. Regards, Praveena

Posted by Praveena on January 10, 2011 at 08:10 PM PST #

Praveena, You can find the information below in our FAQ "I have taken my tests under two different candidate IDs. How can I get these merged? If you have taken your exams (excluding Java, Oracle Solaris (Cluster), MySQL, NetBeans, under two different Oracle Testing IDs you will need to contact Pearson VUE at to request them to merge your two (or more) IDs. Please include in the email your full name and email address as well as all IDs that need to be merged, indicating which should be the surviving ID. Approximately 72 hours after you have received confirmation from Pearson VUE that your IDs have been merged, you can check your CertView account to ensure that all certifications and exams now show up under your account. If you have taken your Java, Oracle Solaris (Cluster), MySQL, NetBeans, or exams under two different IDs, you can contact Oracle at to request to have the IDs merged. Please provide your full name and email address as well as all IDs that need to be merged, indicating which should be the surviving ID. After you have received confirmation from Oracle that your IDs have been merged, you can check your account to ensure that all certifications and exams now show up under your account." Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 11, 2011 at 05:53 AM PST #


My problem is I am not able to give Part 3 exam since it give me attached error stating that I cannot give part 3 until part 2 is graded.
Please check the attached image for details.

I am already done with Uploading the assignment on Pearson Vue Website for Part 2.

The details is as below

Name: Kiran R Hegde
Candidate Id: SR5498658
Test Registration ID 310-26720186

Pearson Website History details is as below.

Online Exam Details for Kiran Hegde
Exam: 1Z0-846: TRANSITION ASSIGNMENT Java Enterprise Edition 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Price: $US 125.00
Details: English; 120 minutes Oracle Testing ID: Kiran Hegde
Appointment: Online Exam Availability: From : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:17 PM GMT
To : Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:17 PM GMT
Appt. Number: 242386297
Date/Time Exam purchased: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:17 PM GMT
Order Number: 0004-5759-2317 Status: Taken

Please suggest.

Thanks and regards,
Kiran Hegde

Posted by Kiran Hegde on August 08, 2011 at 05:42 PM PDT #

Hi Kiran,
If you have submitted your assigment correctly, you should be able to register for the essay. Please contact for assistance with this issue. They will be able to help.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 17, 2011 at 01:18 AM PDT #

I created an account but I've not received my username and password even after 3 days... What am I supposed to do? Pls help...

Posted by guest on September 12, 2011 at 07:10 AM PDT #

Please contact Pearson VUE at

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 13, 2011 at 07:53 AM PDT #

Dear Sir,

I am looking for information for JSE 5.0 but not able to load the website, are there any centers in Madhya Pradesh, India?

I also spoke to one of the prometric center in my city and they said that you can register exam over oracle exam site and then select the specified prometric center and later can give online exam through there center. Is this possible? if yes will I get the certification copy over my postal address?


Posted by Jagdeep on October 06, 2011 at 09:44 PM PDT #

Exams are no longer available through Prometric testing centers. I'm not sure why you would not be able to access the Pearson VUE website. Try entering into your web browser. Otherwise, you can call Pearson VUE in your region at +91-120-4001600.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 11, 2011 at 03:50 AM PDT #

Hello this is Pranab sharma. Sir, I gave OCA part 1(1zo-007 ) from everonn compass but now they are saying that they are closing that center. So the problem is Can I give my next exam that is 1zo-147 from another center ? Is this allowed ?

Thanks in advance

Posted by guest on January 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM PST #

Hi Pranab,
You do not have to take both exams at the same center. The thing that IS important though, is to ensure that you take both exams using the same account so that they are both under the same Oracle Candidate ID. Be sure that you use the same Pearson VUE login information to register for your second exam. You can also view your exam and certification history at

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 30, 2012 at 09:52 AM PST #

Hello There,

Could you pls suggest me auorized oracle patner in India, i want to do SCM fundamental.

pls advise and thanks in Advnace

Posted by Achin on March 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM PDT #

Please I wrote my IZO-042 on 30th March 2010, and am yet to receive my certificate. Whereas I wrote my IZO-047 in September 2011, and I have received my certificate. Please who should I channel my complaints to? I need my certificate URGENTLY.

Posted by Robert Dominic on March 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM PDT #

@Achin, you can find training centers in your area at You can find testing centers at

@Robert please go to to be sure your tests were taken under the same account. You can look under the Certification Status>Certification History tab to see if the certification was granted. At the bottom of this page, you will find steps to follow up on your certificate. In CertView, you will also be able to email verification of your certification to someone else if you need to.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 28, 2012 at 04:10 AM PDT #

Hi Sir,

I have passed Intro to SQL 9i last 2010, and took it on Pearson Vue, now I will take the IZ0-052 Exam, but I have forgotten my Pearson Vue web account, can I create a new account?

If I created a new account, how will it be merged with my previous exam?

Thank You.

Posted by guest on September 08, 2012 at 07:52 AM PDT #

Please do not create a new account. Use the account retrieval tools on the Pearson VUE website - 'I forgot my user name' and 'I forgot my password.'

If you create a new account, the accounts will not be merged automatically and your previous exams will not be recognized. If you need assistance with account retrieval, you can contact Pearson VUE at

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 12, 2012 at 06:24 AM PDT #

Dear sir / madam,

Sorry to say, in hyderabad so many persons are helping to candidate in exam center i have already complaint to PearsonVUE 2 month before but still that exam centers are doing same things.

I was go to Appsmode Technologies & 21st Century Software they are asking RS 2,000 extra for helping oracle 10G exam.

In 21st Century Software solution, there was contact person is Mr. shakeel
in appsmode there are two persons was there Mr.Sohail & Afroz.


Posted by Sravan Kumar on November 14, 2012 at 03:01 AM PST #

Hi Sravan,
Are you saying that these test centers are offering to help candidates cheat on exams for extra RS?

Please send all of the details you have to our Oracle Certification Support team If this is truly going on, we can de-authorize those companies from providing exams. However, we'll need to investigate so that we will have proof to back up our decision. So, any information you can provide will be helpful.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM PST #


I see comments ageing back from 2009 regarding very slow load and response time for pearson vue tests. I took a JAVA certification exam today.

I had to wait for 1.5hrs from scheduled time due to network issue from pearson vue( internet at test center was fine). After I took 10 questions, the connection just went off. I couldnt continue the exam for some reason. Even the 10 questions I attempted took ages to load. Honestly, its 2013. Even after 4 years, pearson vue hasnt improved ??

the test center person apologised and asked me to go back saying " we will reschedule your exam and contact you". The stupid Pearson vue customer care were not picking up the phone at all.

Now, I am really scared. I paid 8500rs for the exam. Will I get a reschedule for no extra money ?

My oracle ID : OC1208153

Posted by vinay on March 15, 2013 at 02:01 PM PDT #

I am sorry for the issues you had with your exam. This is actually not an issue of Pearson VUE, it is more likely an issue at the testing center. That said - you don't care whose issue it is, you just want it fixed. I understand.

It should not cost you any additional money to take the exam. I can check into this for you. I'll need:
1) Your incident number
2) The Pearson VUE number that you tried to call where they were not picking up

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on March 18, 2013 at 01:25 PM PDT #

Hi All,

Can we do SFTP from oracle Database like FTP. Can you help he on this.


Posted by Asis on April 04, 2013 at 09:26 PM PDT #


I m taking my oca training in Hyderabad im from punjab one of my friend suggest me to take the training from hyderabad in that training center they are providing the OCA certification with help he is taking the amount of RS 22,000 for 1z0-051 and 1z0-052 for this two exams my 2 friends completed the exams and 1 friend is giving in this week.

That person daily calling to me for certification i have his contac no
1. 9885215720 Pradeep
2. 9000123281 Amer

This two guys daily calling to me for certification. My one friend give his oca exam in hydernagar exam center Slash Networks and second did his CCNA certification 21st Century Software Solutions location is Attapur.

kindly suggest me what i have to do?


Posted by Meenakshi kaur on April 09, 2013 at 03:00 AM PDT #

This is a good question for one of the Oracle Technical Forums

I'm not sure what your question is. You are taking the OCA training now. Are you asking where you should take your exams? You can find Pearson VUE testing centers by going to

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 11, 2013 at 09:22 AM PDT #

hi my Self Sachin S Chavan.
Testing id-OC1152331
as per your request i have update and confirm my mailing address in Pearson VUE profile .
and for reshipment of certificate my another address is given in pearson VUE profile is as follows
C/O- Mr. Vishwanath Khandu Shinde .
Sector no 45/4A Chandannagar,kharadi road house no -252 pune 14.
Nearest post office is - Dunkirk Line Post Office, Chandan Nagar
9 BRD, Pune - Nagar Road, Pune 411014.

City : Pune
State : Maharashtra
Zip code / Postal code : 411014
Country : India
Phone No : 9028740539
but yet i have not received success kit .

Posted by sachin on June 18, 2013 at 06:05 PM PDT #

Did you request a reshipment of your certificate from Oracle Certification Support They will be able to assist. If you can modify your comment, I suggest that you take out all the personal info and contact OCP Support instead.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on August 16, 2013 at 02:07 PM PDT #

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have paid my fees of Rs.8200/- for oracle exam(1z0-851) at authorized Pearson test center on 16th-Dec-2013 and have few questions regarding that.

I have paid my fees to authorized Pearson test center by cheque and i have been given receipt for that and my exam date was 30th December 2013.When i reached to the center on 30th December, i have been told that there are some problem going on at Pearson website so we can not schedule the exam today. So, he told me to rescheduled the exam on next Saturday i.e 4th January, 2014. Again on Saturday he gave me the same reason. Same thing happened on 17th January, 18th January.

On 18th January, 2014 when he was unable to schedule i have asked him to either give me voucher code or give me my money back. So, he provided me a cheque and when i inquire in bank about the balance, i found that there is no balance in his bank account.

I am really disappointed by the service and i am worried about the money that i have paid. I doubt because i haven't received any email from Pearson till now. Can you please help and let me know what to be done in that case?

I am looking forward for your reply.

Posted by guest on January 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM PST #

I'm sure that this has been extremely frustrating for you. I suggest that you contact Pearson VUE customer service with the full details, including the name and address of the testing center and be sure that you get an incident number from Pearson. The incident number is how you will track the progress of your issue.

I am sorry that you are experiencing this issue.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 21, 2014 at 02:19 PM PST #

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