Online Proctored UCAT Photo ID Policy

You are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID as part of the online proctored UCAT check-in process or you will not be permitted to test.  The name on your ID must exactly match the name in your web account profile and in your appointment confirmation email; otherwise, your ID will not be accepted.  If it does not match, you must contact Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 working days before your appointment in order for this to be addressed. 

There are only certain forms of ID that are permitted for an online proctored UCAT test.  Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Passport

  • Photo-card driver’s licence (full or provisional)

  • Identification card (national/state/province identity card)

  • Government-issued local language ID (not in roman characters and accepted only if issued by the country in which you are testing)

  • Military ID

  • Alien registration card (green card or permanent resident/visa)

Minors who are under the age of 18 are permitted to present a valid student ID (that includes full name and recognisable photo) as a form of identification. A minor’s guardian must also present a valid ID and provide verbal consent during the check-in process.

Important Note - In 2021, expired ID (no more than 6 months) will be permitted.

No other form of ID is permitted.  Candidates who cannot meet the permitted online proctored UCAT photo ID policy should check whether they could meet the ID requirements to test at a test centre.

If you start your online proctored UCAT without the correct photo ID, you will not be allowed to test.  You will need to reschedule your test; as long as you do this up to 15 minutes after your appointment time, you will not be charged again.  It may be difficult to reschedule towards the end of testing when the availability of test slots is limited.


Under 18 candidates sitting the online proctored UCAT

If you are under 18, you are only allowed to sit the online proctored UCAT with your parent/guardian’s permission.  This is because minors are not legally allowed to consent to themselves being recorded by a third party (Pearson VUE). 

Your parent/guardian has to be present at the start of your test during the check-in process to give their consent.  They also need to present one piece of photographic identification from the list below; no other form of ID is permitted.

  • Passport

  • Photo-card driver’s licence (full or provisional)

  • Identification card (national/state/province identity card)

  • Government-issued local language ID (not in roman characters and accepted only if issued by the country in which you are testing)

  • Military ID

  • Alien registration card (green card or permanent resident/visa)

Important Note - In 2021, expired ID (no more than 6 months) will be permitted.

If you start your online proctored UCAT and your parent/guardian is not present or they do not have the correct ID, you will not be allowed to test.  You will need to reschedule your test; as long as you do this up to 15 minutes after your appointment time, you will not be charged again.  It may be difficult to reschedule towards the end of testing when the availability of test slots is limited.