Scheduling, Rescheduling, Cancellation Policy, and Reapplying for Examination

Scheduling Your Appointment

When you receive your email notification to login to view your Admission Notice, verify all information for accuracy*. You may schedule an appointment to take the examination at your convenience Monday through Saturday within the chosen three month examination period.

It is strongly recommended that you contact Pearson registration as early as possible to make your appointment within the three month examination period. After you have made your appointment, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you. The confirmation letter is not required to sit for the examination.

You must take the examination within the three-month examination period indicated on your Admission Notice. Personal/family-related responsibilities or lack of study opportunity will not be considered reasons to cancel, not appear, or miss your scheduled appointment date. If you cancel, do not appear, or miss your scheduled appointment date, you must submit a full application fee and reapply for the examination. Applicants are solely responsible for making and keeping their scheduled examination appointment date. To verify your appointment, call Pearson registration.

Application fees are not transferable to another three-month period nor are they refundable.

*Note: If you appear at the test center without a valid driver’s license with photo or valid state ID with photo OR the first and last names do not match, you will not be permitted to take the examination and you will be required to reapply with a full application fee for another examination period.

Rescheduling Appointments

If you wish to reschedule your testing appointment, within the three month period, you must contact Pearson Registration at least one full business day (24 hours) prior to the date and time of the test to reschedule another date within the same three-month period. The Test Cancellation and Change Deadlines for a Schedule Test are shown below.

Scheduling changes must be made and confirmed by direct contact with Pearson Registration. Leaving a message on voice mail or on a recorder is not sufficient to reschedule your appointment.

If you have successfully rescheduled your test date online, you will receive a confirmation email from Pearson Vue within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email, you have not successfully rescheduled.

Test Day

Last Cancel/Change Day
(At least 24 hours before time of appointment)


Friday of the preceding week


Monday of the same week 


Tuesday of the same week


Wednesday of the same week 


Thursday of the same week 


Friday of the same week

If you call within 24 hours (one full business day) of your appointment, you will not be permitted to reschedule and you will be considered a “no show”. You will not receive any refund of your application fee nor can it be transferred to another examination period. A full application fee will be required to reapply for another three-month period.

Cancellation Policy

You will not receive any refund of your application fee nor can it be transferred to another examination period if you do not make an appointment within the three-month examination period, if you cancel your application OR if you do not appear for your scheduled appointment. A full application fee will be required to reschedule the examination for another three-month period.

Reapplying for Examination

Your application and the supporting documentation required to establish your eligibility will remain valid for a period of five attempts* under one eligibility route. After five unsuccessful attempts, you must reapply under an alternate eligibility route. If you do not meet the requirements for any other eligibility route for that particular examination category, you will no longer be eligible to apply for that particular category of examination.

*NAACLS/ABHES accredited programs are valid for a period of five years from the date of completion. Your application under a NAACLS/ABHES accredited program is valid for five years from the date of application.

Your laboratory experience must have been obtained within the required time limit from the date of application.