The following is a summary of the
key policies related to the exam process. There are more detailed descriptions
of the policies in the Student Exam Handbook.
The BOMI International
designation and certificate exams are computer-based and are offered at more
than 65 Pearson VUE authorized testing centers in Canada with testing
appointments available Monday through Friday with Saturday and evening
appointments available in some locations.
When an authorized testing centre is
not available within 80 km of the student, a paper based test can be requested
and these requests are approved on a case-by-case basis. Appointments are
scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of “computer
seats” will vary from one centre to the next, so availability is limited in
Students do not need
extensive computer experience to take the exam. Exam questions and answer
options are displayed on the screen and the computer records your responses and
times your exam. You are able to change your answers, skip questions and flag
questions for later review.
Exam Format and Timing
The exam is comprised
of one-hundred randomly delivered multiple choice questions that must be
completed in two hours. Total seat time for the exam session will be two hours
and 30 minutes. The first thirty minutes provides time for the completion of an
evaluation, acceptance of BOMI International’s Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
and Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct, and a short tutorial.
Once your exam is
completed, you will receive an unofficial score report. An official score
report in the form of an Exam Analysis, indicating your performance on each
chapter, will be distributed by BOMI International five (5) business days after
the results are received and any incident report is addressed.
The Ethics is Good
Business® exam is the one exception to the exam process as it is administered
online using BOMI International’s Learning Management System. You may take
this exam as many times as necessary in order to achieve a passing grade within
the eligibility period.
Students will receive
an e-mail confirmation informing them how to log-on to the system within two
business days of registering. Although
the exam has been tested on multiple sites and platforms, the recommended
software and hardware are: Microsoft Windows operating system, Internet
Explorer 5.0 and above, and a high-speed modem or network connection.
Passing/ Failing the
You must receive a
score of 70% or higher on the exam in order to pass the course and receive credit
for it. If a student does not take the exam within the six month period, the
student must pay an Exam Administration Fee to begin a new six-month period of eligibility.
Failing the Exam
If you receive a score
of 69% or lower, you will be denied credit for the course. In order to retake
the exam, you will need to pay an exam administration fee prior to scheduling a
Scheduling Your Exam
Students have a
six-month eligibility period to schedule and take their exam. For self-study
students, the eligibility period begins on the date of registration; for
classroom students, the eligibility period, begins as of the first day of
Note: If you wait
until the end of your eligibility period and the testing facility cannot
accommodate your schedule and as a result you are not able to book an
appointment within the eligibility period you will be required to pay an Exam
Administration fee to begin a new six-month eligibility period.
Upon receipt of the
course registration fees, BOMI International will notify Pearson VUE, that a
student is eligible to schedule an exam appointment. Students will receive an
Eligibility Letter, via e-mail or mail, from BOMI International providing
notification of the student’s eligibility period and instructions on how to
schedule the exam appointment.
Be sure to check the
name on the document you receive from Pearson Vue against your identification
documents to make sure that they match, ALSO be sure that they have the correct
course listed for your exam appointment.
Scheduling the Exam Appointment
To schedule an exam
appointment, go to www.pearsonvue.com/bomi enter
your Eligibility ID to proceed with selecting a test center, and scheduling a
date and time.
*Please note; students
logging on to Pearson VUE’s website for the first time need to allow up to 24
hours to confirm a username and password prior to scheduling. After the exam appointment
is scheduled, you will receive a follow-up confirmation communication via
e-mail if a valid email address is available.
Confirm, Cancel, or
Reschedule the Exam Appointment
You can confirm,
cancel, or reschedule your exam appointment by contacting Pearson VUE directly but
you must do so at least one full business day in advance of your scheduled exam
appointment, otherwise it will be deemed to be missed and you will need to pay
an Administrative fee to get schedule a new exam date. If you fail to appear
for an exam appointment that you were scheduled to attend, and you did not
reschedule or cancel in accordance with the policy, you will forfeit the full
testing fee for that missed appointment. You will not be permitted to take
future exams until an Exam Administration fee is paid to BOMI Canada. Refunds
will not be given for exams not taken. All students seeking excused absences
based on an emergency situation must contact BOMI Canada at 888-821-9319 within
ten (10) days of the original exam appointment.
Leaving a message on
the local test center’s answering machine is NOT an acceptable method of
canceling/rescheduling your appointment. If you do not receive a confirmation
number from Pearson VUE, contact them immediately to confirm that your appointment
has been successfully rescheduled.
Please note that you
cannot schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment by e-mail.
What to Expect on Exam
It is recommended that
you arrive at the test center 15 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled exam
appointment. This gives you adequate time to complete the necessary sign-in
procedures. Your test session should begin within 15 to 30 minutes of your
The Test Administrator
will request two forms of ID from students. Expired forms of IDs will not be
accepted. The first and last names on each ID submitted must match the first
and last names provided during course registration. If the name on the ID does not
match, you will not be permitted to take the exam and the testing fee will be
forfeited. Students must provide valid, unexpired ID with a signature and a
photograph that looks like the student. If the student does not have sufficient
ID, they will be turned away. Be Sure To
Check The Name On The Document You Receive From Pearson VUE Against Your
Identification Documents To Make Sure That They Will Match, Also Be Sure That
They Have The
Correct Course Listed.
The acceptable forms of identification are as follows:
Standard Primary ID (name, photo and signature required)
- Driver’s License
- International Travel Passport
- Identification card (national/state/province identity card)
- Alien registration card (green card, permanent resident visa)
- Military IDs (including spouse and dependents)
- School ID
- Employer ID
- Professional License
- Insurance Company
- Local language ID (not in Roman characters) accepted only if issued from the Country you are testing in.
Standard Secondary IDs (name and signature or name and photo required)
- Any ID containing at least name and signature, or name and recognizable photo that meets above ID requirement
- Expired forms of ID are not acceptable; unless accompanied by valid renewal papers
- European Union students testing within the EU zone, may also provide a valid, unexpired EU card.
- If a primary ID is missing a visible signature (or has an embedded signature), the student is allowed to test as long as the other requirements for primary and secondary IDs are met.
Nothing may be brought
into the exam room with you. Small lockers are provided for students to secure
purses, wallets, watches, keys, cellular telephones, pagers, etc. Lockers may
not accommodate briefcases, laptop computers or large purses and bags. Considerations
are made for comfort items that the Administrator must inspect
Note: An embedded
standard calculator will be available for use during the exam. Students taking
the Real Estate Investment and Finance exam may use a hand-held financial
calculator that cannot be programmed in scientific mode. Use of programming
cards that offer directions on using the calculator are not permitted. The
models referenced in the student textbook include: HP10b, HP10bII, HP12C, and