Effective February 1, 2017, Pearson VUE is the sole provider for The Open Group’s IT certification exams.
Below are Questions and Answers regarding this transition. See our Pearson VUE Frequently Asked Questions for more information about taking an exam at Pearson VUE or our exam registration page to Register for an Exam at Pearson VUE.
A: The transition started in June 2016. Since September 2016 all The Open Group exams have been available at Pearson VUE.
A: If you received your voucher from an Open Group Accredited Training Course Provider, then yes, your Prometric voucher will be accepted at Pearson VUE after January 2017. If your voucher is valid and unused, then starting February 1, 2017 you will be able to use you voucher to book an exam with Pearson VUE.
Prometric vouchers beginning with any of the following two characters: 23, 50, 93, 95, 96, 98, 2X, 9X, SX, ZC, ZX will be automatically usable at and accepted for exam registration at Pearson VUE after January 31, 2017.
If your voucher begins with any of the following two characters: ER, G2, G3, GP, or P2, then NO, your voucher will not be accepted at Pearson VUE. These vouchers must be used at Prometric by January 31, 2017.
A: If your Prometric voucher has an expiration date after January 31, 2017 and the voucher code starts with the any of the following two characters, your voucher will be accepted at Pearson VUE starting February 1, 2017:
23, 50, 93, 95, 96, 98, 2X, 9X, SX, ZC, ZX
If your Prometric voucher starts with any of the codes listed below, the voucher was purchased directly from Prometric and had to be used at a Prometric test center by January 31, 2017:
ER, G2, G3, GP, P2
Any vouchers starting with code ER, G2, G3, GP, or P2 that were not used by January 31, 2017 have ceased to be valid.
For other questions about the transition to Pearson VUE or The Open Group examinations, contact certifications(at)opengroup.org.