Starting June 7, 2021, Prometric will reinstate biometrics procedures for the CPA Exam, specifically fingerprint and ID scans, in all test centers.

This decision is based on an updated review of Prometric test center safety protocols with Johns Hopkins University, and its confirmation that the CDC and other world health organizations are now less concerned about the spread of infection through touch points on hard surfaces, especially when mask-wearing and social distancing are also observed.

Out of an abundance of caution, all test takers will be required to use hand sanitizer before using any fingerprint scanners, and Prometric staff will wipe down devices with cleaner after each use to help reduce any risk of transmission. Additionally, to help ensure social distancing is still maintained, test center staff have been trained on how to assist test takers in using fingerprint scanners and ID scan from an appropriate distance.

Image capture will be completed from the same position. While maintaining social distancing, masks will need to be lowered or removed momentarily for this process by clasping the sides or strap of the mask to remove briefly, and then reaffixing in same manner.

We invite each candidate to review the latest Prometric Test Center Policies, prior to testing. If you have any additional concerns, please email us at

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