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Virtual Hands-On Exam Information

Starting May 4, 2020, we are offering the following installation courses as Virtual Class Training:


Virtual hands-on exams will also be offered for the BICSI Installer 1 and BICSI Installer 2, Copper credentials.

The hands-on exams will be completed via the examinee’s webcam and require the examinees to use a combination of their own tools along with BICSI-supplied materials. All tasks have been selected based on knowledge and skill outlined in the current Job Task Analysis/Exam Content Outline. Download the INST1® or INSTC® Handbooks for more details.

Still got questions? Check out frequently asked questions below.


Virtual Hands-On Exam FAQs

  • If I want to take the Installation hands-on exam only and not take the virtual class training, what is the process and options for allowing applicants to take the hands-on exam only and not the class?

    Please contact credentialing@bicsi.org to schedule your Installation hands-on exam. NOTE: only BICSI Installer 1® (INST1®) and BICSI Installer 2, Copper® (INSTC®) are available at this time.

  • Is the exam fee included in the virtual classroom training course?

    The exam fee is not included in the course. An exam application must be completed and submitted online, and the exam fee is paid when the application is submitted.

  • When will the Pearson Vue Test Sites be opened for me to take the written part of my credentialing exam?

    Some Pearson Vue testing sites are open, depending on what stage of shut down the location is in. Sites will open as government mandates are lifted in the areas. A live-online proctored at home testing solution will be available in Mid-May. Please check the BICSI website, Pearson VUE Testing page for more details.

  • If I am unable to schedule my written Installer or Tech exam, when does the exam authorization year begin?

    BICSI will be flexible with test authorization dates to ensure there is no undue hardship due to the unavailability to access a test center. We can hold your authorization start date to the date your testing center opens. You will work directly with the credentialing team with starting your authorization date. A live-online proctored at home testing solution will be available in Mid-May.  Please check the BICSI website, Pearson VUE Testing page for more details.

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