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
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)
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
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
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
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
Pearson VUE FAQs
BOMI EXAM ELIGIBILITY
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions,
please email email@example.com.
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
P.O. Box 829847
Philadelphia, PA 19182-9847
Attn: Lockbox 829847
525 Fellowship Road, Suite 330
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-3415