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Under 18s and examinations

Are minors (under 18s) allowed to take OnVUE exams?

Candidates under 18 are permitted to take OnVUE exams with a parent’s or guardian’s permission. During the OnVUE check-in process, these candidates will select a check box indicating that they are under 18 years of age. This selection automatically refers them to a greeter for live review of the self check-in, as artificial intelligence is not used.

The greeter then verifies the ID, headshot, and testing environment photos. If no inconsistencies are noted, the minor will be permitted to test after getting a parent’s or guardian’s approval, with a capture and review of the parent’s or guardian’s ID. Minors are automatically opted out of the use of any artificial intelligence technologies. If a parent or guardian is not available during check in, the greeter will not let the candidate test.

Why do candidates under 18 need a parent’s/guardian’s consent to test?

Minors are not legally allowed to consent for themselves to being recorded by a third party (Pearson VUE).

If most program candidates are under 18, can’t a parent or guardian consent to AI monitoring?

Candidates under 18 are permitted to take OnVUE exams with a parent’s or guardian’s permission. During the check-in process, these candidates will select a check box indicating that they are under 18 years of age. They take their check-in photos and are then automatically referred to a greeter who will review them, as artificial intelligence involving facial comparison is not used. The greeter then verifies the ID, headshot, and testing environment photos. If no inconsistencies are found, the minor will be permitted to test after getting a parent’s or guardian’s consent for the minor to be recorded and a capture and review of the parent’s or guardian’s ID. AI will still not be used on a minor.

If a parent or guardian is not available during check-in, the greeter will not let the candidate test. Once the candidate begins the exam, the entire session is recorded, and it is also monitored by a live proctor when using OnVUE live proctoring.

If users select ‘under 18’ during check-in, are they automatically diverted to a greeter or do they complete the system check, photos, etc.?

Even for candidates under 18, the brief system check is performed, the headshot must be taken, and the ID photos and testing environment photos must be taken and submitted via the OnVUE application. Selecting ‘under 18’ requires only the additional parent/guardian consent to the minor being recorded.