Taking the DSST Exam


The first thing you need to do is schedule your DSST exam test date. Go ahead and register on the Prometric site by clicking the link to the right.

  • Upon Arrival

    Upon arrival of your scheduled test date, you will be greeted by a friendly Prometric Test Center Administrator (often referred to as a TCA). You must present a government issued ID that is acceptable to both the testing sponsor organization and the country in which the exam is being delivered to.

  • Materials

    You may bring your own materials but the TCA may also provide you with additional materials such as scrap paper, pen, and/or pencil. The TCA will assign you a locker and locker key to put away any personal belongings and materials not sanctioned during the test.

  • Check In

    Your test sponsor will require a biometric-enabled check-in that includes everything from scanning your ID and a fingertip scan. Afterwards you will be ask to empty you pockets and turn them inside out. Finally, you will be scanned with a metal detector wand before entering the test room.

  • During the DSST

    During the test all standard testing rules and regulations apply. This will all be explained to you. If you have any questions feel free to raise your hand and a TCA will assist you.