Secure, accurate English tests at home
PTE Academic Online is a reliable English test for test takers who can't reach a test center – with no compromise on test quality or security.
PTE Academic Online combines accurate and reliable English testing with best-in-class security. Whether your students are dealing with ongoing lockdowns or struggling with long distances to get to a test center, PTE Academic Online can help.
Test takers take the same test, but from the comfort of their home – or in any other quiet, private location.
The test combines a live proctor with AI monitoring to ensure that scores are genuine.
About our security
We use a combination of human and machine monitoring to check for suspicious behaviours, and have a dedicated team ready to investigate any unusual test activity.
Test takers must submit a photo of their government-issued ID (eg, passport, driver's license). This is checked by a 'greeter' as well as AI, to verify identity.
A live proctor monitors the entire test session for any suspicious behaviour – including movement outside the camera view or if more than one person is present.
The test is taken in a locked browser that prevents test takers from navigating away from the window or opening new tabs.
In addition to being monitored by a webcam and live proctor, AI monitoring provides an additional layer of security.
Powered by Pearson's OnVUE technology
PTE Academic Online uses industry-leading remote proctoring technology, which is trusted around the world to deliver high-stakes tests at home.
Our dedicated security team is the largest and most experienced in the industry, composed of certified fraud experts and cybersecurity professionals.
Plus, our robust web monitoring tools lead the competition, adding an extra layer of protection to online exam delivery.
About PTE Academic
PTE Academic Online uses the same test format as PTE Academic, trusted by over 3,000 institutions worldwide.
Measures reading, listening, writing, and speaking
Measures skills via computer – no interview or handwriting required
The test is completed in just two hours*
Results are typically available within 48 hours.
*From November 16, we are improving PTE Academic by reducing it from a three-hour test to a two-hour test.
Why choose PTE Academic Online?
Same high-quality test as PTE Academic
Results typically in 48 hours
Frequent test dates
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