UCAT Camillus

The UCAT Camillus is used in the selection process by our Associate Member, UniCamillus.

UCAT Camillus Test Day

You must arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete the check-in process.  
If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to take the test and you will have to book and pay for a new test slot on another day.  This applies in cases of family emergency, accident, arrest, transport problems and security alert as well as forgetfulness and lateness.  

Identification and Documentation

You must bring BOTH of the following documents with you:

  • A printed or electronic copy of your appointment confirmation email from Pearson VUE.

  • One piece of official photographic identification from the list below which meets the requirements of the country where you are testing.  You must present the original ID (not a photocopy or digital ID) and it must be valid (unexpired).


An original, valid and signed passport that contains a recognisable photo will be accepted at ANY test centre.

Additional rules:

  • A child passport will NOT be accepted without a signature or if it is signed by a parent. When presenting a signed child passport the photograph must be recent enough that you are easily identified from it.

  • A biometric type passport that has no space for a signature will ONLY be accepted if presented together with a valid bank card (with matching name and visible signature).


A government-issued original, valid and signed licence that contains a recognisable photo will ONLY be accepted at test centres in the country of issue.


Additional rules:

  • You may present a full or provisional licence.

  • Regional differences are acceptable.


Government-issued original, valid and signed EU Identity cards or Irish Passport Cards that contain a recognisable photo are ONLY accepted at test centres in the EU.

Additional rules:

  • The information on the card must be presented in Roman script as well as the original character set.  For example a Greek identity card will have Greek and Roman characters to be permitted.

Important Information about ID

We take the security of the test very seriously, therefore test centre staff have no discretion to waive or vary the ID rules. 

If you cannot obtain acceptable ID or you want to check your ID will be accepted please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 working days before your test appointment to seek advice. 

Your name and date of birth on your ID MUST exactly match the name and date of birth you provided when you registered 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 that this can be addressed. 

Bus/train passes, library cards and student/employer ID cards will NOT be accepted under any circumstance.  

If you arrive without the correct ID, you will not be allowed to test.  You will lose your test fee and you will have to pay for a new test slot on another day. This will be difficult towards the end of testing when availability of test slots is limited. 

Check-in Process

You should take the Test Centre Tour and watch this video to see what a UK Pearson VUE test centre looks like and what to expect on arrival.

During the check-in process:

  • your official ID will be checked and staff will take a digital photograph of you.

  • you will be asked to read the UCAT Consortium Examination Rules and sign to confirm you understand them.  It is a good ideas to familiarise yourself with these rules before your appointment as they explain what you need to do if you experience any issues during your test.

  • all personal belongings (including bags, coats, hats or head coverings, papers, books, pens, watches, wallets, keys, IDs, mobile phones, food/water/drinks) must be placed in the lockers provided before you enter the test room.  The only exceptions permitted are religious apparel, head wear worn for medical reasons and small hair clips/hairbands (less than 1/2 inch wide).  For clarity, nothing is allowed into the testing room apart from the indoor clothes worn and any permitted comfort aids.  If you need to access medication or food/drink during your test you should contact the UCAT Office before making your booking.

  • staff will conduct a routine visual inspection of your clothing, hands/arms and any comfort aids.  This is to ensure that you do not take any non-permitted items into the test room.

Please note that due to security, test centre receptions are restricted to test takers only.  We do not provide waiting areas for anyone accompanying you to the test centre so you should make other arrangements to meet them when your appointment is over.  

The duration of the standard test is 2 hours and care should be taken when making return travel arrangements to allow adequate time at the test centre in case of unforeseen delays.

If you have any concerns over the check-in process or have a medical condition / disability that you think our test centre staff should be made aware of please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 working days before your test.

Test Experience

After the check-in process has been completed you will be taken into the testing room and allocated a desk space at which you will find a PC and keyboard.  You should make sure you are given a marker pen and a set of noteboards.  There will be other people taking tests in the same room and there may be some limited disturbance as other test takers arrive and leave the room. The test centre will endeavour for such disturbance to be kept to a minimum.  Headphones are available at each workstation and you can also request ear plugs to block out the noise. 

Please note that once started the test cannot be paused.  If you need a break to take medication or to use the toilets, please raise your hand to notify the invigilator.  The test cannot be paused and will continue running - you will lose time whilst out of the test room.  You are advised to take any breaks between subtests to limit the impact on test time.