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On Test Day: At Home Testing

Knowing what to expect when you take your Praxis test at home will help ensure you're ready to do your best on test day. Review this information to learn about the at home testing procedures for the Praxis tests, including the materials you'll need and how to prepare the room where you'll test.


Review The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin for more information, including ID requirements, unscheduled breaks, canceling your scores and dismissal from a test.

What to expect on test day

  • If you’re taking the Art: Content and Analysis test, upload four digital images of your artwork to your Praxis account no later than 3 days before test day by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. For more information about the requirements for these images, please see the Study Companion (PDF).
  • Print a copy of each of the four images from your Praxis account and be prepared to show your proctor the printouts during check in. This is extremely important, as the image ID number appearing on the printouts is a critical part of the art-making responses. You'll need to enter this image ID as the first line of your response when taking the test.

  • After registering and before test day, you will need to run a final equipment check which is provided as a link in your confirmation email. All issues must be resolved before your appointment time.
  • Close all browsers and applications not needed for the test. This can help prevent bandwidth issues while you test.
  • Make sure any other devices in your home that use the internet aren’t running.
  • Gather the materials you'll need for your test session. (All other materials are prohibited.)
    • Passport or other acceptable ID
    • Acceptable note-taking materials, such as a whiteboard or plastic transparency sheet, that can be erased in view of the proctor
    • Cellphone or hand-held mirror for check in
  • Make sure your testing area meets all environment requirements, including:
    • The room is quiet and well lit.
    • The table and surrounding area are clear.
  • Make sure you’re dressed appropriately, with your ears and face visible to the proctor. Avoid wearing any jewelry or other accessories.
  • Face masks may not be worn during check in or any part of the at home testing session.

Be sure to follow all testing rules. Otherwise, your test can be canceled, and your fee won't be refunded.

  • Don't use any unauthorized materials, including mobile devices, prewritten notes or textbooks.
  • Personal recording devices of any kind are strictly prohibited.
  • You must disable any screen-sharing or remote-access software (such as Zoom, Skype®, TeamViewer®, Microsoft Teams® and Apple Remote Desktop™) prior to the test. It must remain disabled throughout the test. Make sure that the software will not open automatically during the test.
  • Don't communicate with anyone else except the proctor, including during scheduled and unscheduled breaks.
  • There may be references to using a headset during your test. Ignore them; headsets are NOT allowed in the tests at home.

Unscheduled breaks

Most tests don't include a break. However, you have the option to take a 5- to 10-minute unscheduled restroom break. See the Bulletin to learn more about unscheduled breaks.

Canceling your scores

If you think you didn't perform to your potential, you will have the option to cancel your scores at the end of your test, but before viewing your unofficial score. See the Bulletin to learn more about canceling your scores.

Troubleshooting and test day support

For additional information and technical troubleshooting support, check your confirmation email or login to your Praxis account.