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The health and safety of our learners and staff is a top priority for BOMI International. As the commercial real estate industry adjusts and adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we wanted to share the following updates from BOMI International.

PEARSON VUE TESTING CENTERS OPEN AT 50% CAPACITY  

Pearson VUE testing centers are now operating at 50% capacity, following social distancing policies. 

ONLINE EXAMS LAUNCH JUNE 1, 2020

BOMI International, in collaboration with our testing partner, Pearson VUE, is pleased to announce a new exam option to complete your BOMI International course. For selected courses, we will be offering a new online proctored testing experience through Pearson VUE’s OnVUE platform. This platform allows for 24/7 testing opportunities from your home using your own computers and Internet connection. All exams, with the exception of Real Estate Investment and Finance, are now online.

The OnVUE exam experience features:  

  • A secure browser that prevents access to other applications/content during exams
  • In-exam chat and phone support
  • A system testing process that enables candidates to verify their equipment and access before scheduling the exam
  • Mac and Windows support
  • Bring-your-own-device policy (you may not use tablet, mobile, and touchscreen devices)
  • Note: Learners are responsible for verifying that their device works with the OnVUE software prior to scheduling the exam (there is no refund if you do not verify this)   

For security purposes, learners taking their exams via OnVUE will be monitored via webcam by a live proctor. Proctors are in place to ensure exam security and will note abnormalities and other testing-related incidents that could impact final exam credit. Exams are terminated immediately if prohibited behavior is detected. These session events are logged and will be provided to BOMI International for action as required following exam completion.


Per Pearson Vue’s OnVue policy, it is recommended that learners not use work computers because of firewalls that interfere with the Online Proctoring setting. You will need to make sure you are not logged into VPN and that there are no firewalls preventing access. It is recommended you use a different device or perhaps go offsite.  

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Schedule your online proctored exam via OnVue. If you have scheduled an in-person exam, you must cancel that appointment in order to schedule your online exam. 


PEARSON VUE TO OPEN THIRD-PARTY TESTING CENTERS AND SUPERCENTERS FOR BOMI LEARNERS 

BOMI International is working with our exam partner, Pearson VUE, to help learners waiting to test to do so as expediently and safely as possible.

Though many Pearson VUE computer-based testing locations are currently closed or constrained due to COVID-19, BOMI International is working with Pearson VUE to open third-party testing centers and SuperCenters in certain markets not normally available to BOMI International learners. Though the hours or availability of these third-party centers may differ from those of actual Pearson VUE-owned testing centers, the third-party centers and SuperCenters will follow BOMI International’s testing guidelines.

To further alleviate issues for learners waiting to write exams, BOMI International is working with Pearson VUE to establish an online exam proctoring solution that will allow for 24/7 testing opportunities from home. More information on this testing option will be provided in the near future.

Pearson VUE and its centers are implementing proper precautions to protect the health and well-being of learners taking their exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, including engaging in social distancing, wearing face masks, and wearing disposable gloves during testing. More information on the steps Pearson VUE and its third-party testing centers are taking can be found here.

For the latest updates on testing center availability and to schedule your exam, please visit Pearson VUE’s website. We suggest you check frequently for seat availability, which will increase as a result of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and BOMI International’s ongoing efforts to add more testing sites.

 Pearson VUE FAQs 

 

BOMI EXAM ELIGIBILITY UPDATE 

Based on Pearson Vue's testing center closures in the US and Canada, BOMI International is extending exam eligibilities free of charge through 8/31/2020.  These extensions apply to learners whose current exam eligibilities end between 4/16/2020 to 7/31/2020. Learners who previously received exam eligibility extensions through 7/31/2020 have also been given an additional extension free of charge through 8/31/2020.   

  

BOMI ONLINE COURSE ACCESS UPDATE 

BOMI International is extending access for active learners currently enrolled in the BOMI Learning Portal to accommodate the impact of testing centers not being available due to COVID 19.  Enrolled Online Self-paced (OSP) learners, Spring 2020 Instructor-led online learners, and CMCP Exam Prep learners will now have access to online learning resources through August 30, 2020. Please take advantage of the online resources for preparing for your final exam post the testing center closures. 

  

PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PRINTING DELAYED 

The printer that creates BOMI International's program certificates has re-opened, but with limited hours to protect workers. Learners who have earned a certificate have been submitted to the printing plant, but certificates may be delayed. If you need confirmation of credential achievement in the meantime, please send an email to exam@bomi.org and request a Certificate of Program standing, which will be emailed to you. All graduates will still receive their graduate packets, as usual. 

  

BOMI INTERNATIONAL WAIVES NOTARY REQUIREMENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020 

In addition to making our Experience Forms fillable applications, BOMI International will waive the notary requirements on these forms through August 30, 2020. The new fillable format can be found on the RPA, FMA and SMA pages of our website.  

  

BOMI INTERNATIONAL MOVING TO ALL-DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT 

We are requesting that you send all correspondence to BOMI digitally. Please do not mail or fax documents to BOMI. You can scan or take a photo of forms or applications. Continued Professional Development (CPD forms) and Experience Forms may be emailed to exam@bomi.org. For questions, please email service@bomi.org

  

REGISTRATIONS & PAYMENTS 

All course registrations can be done online with a credit card at bomi.org. As always, checks and money orders should be mailed to our lockbox locations: 

BOMI International 

P.O. Box 829847 

Philadelphia, PA  19182-9847 

  

Overnight: 

BOMI International 

Attn: Lockbox 829847 

525 Fellowship Road, Suite 330 

Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-3415