About Computer Based Testing

Starting with the Fall 2020 exam administration, the CAS transitioned to computer-based testing (CBT) for Exams MAS-I, MAS-II, and 5 through 9. Online Courses 1 and 2 continue to be administered by The Institutes and scored according to its CBT methodologies.

The CAS asks that candidates arrive at the test center 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. This will give them adequate time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. A candidate who arrives more than 15 minutes late for his or her appointment may be refused admission.

Each candidate must be prepared to show one government-issued form of identification. The unexpired ID must contain the candidate’s name (exactly as it appears on the exam registration), photo, and signature. Please review the ID policy for acceptable forms of identification.

For security purposes, before a candidate may enter the testing room, the candidate will be required to review the testing center rules, provide his or her signature, have a digital facial photo taken, and have a palm vein scan. No personal items may be taken into the testing room except an approved calculator. This includes all bags, books, notes, phones, writing instruments, watches, and wallets.

In the testing area, a laminated spiral notebook will be available to the candidate with a fine-point felt pen for scratch work. If a candidate needs additional notebooks, he or she should raise a hand, and the proctor will provide up to two additional notebooks. The testing center will ask candidates to empty pockets, submit eyeglasses for inspection, and clear the memory function of the calculator that is brought into the testing center.

Calculators: See Use of Calculators for CAS-Administered Examinations, below, for more information regarding the use of calculators during the examination.

Earplugs: Noise-canceling headphones and individually packaged foam earplugs are available at the testing center.

Note: Candidates should refer to the Pearson VUE website for the most up-to-date information on requirements for admission to the testing centers.

For additional information please on Computer Based Testing please consult the CAS 2021 syllabus of basic education here.