Requirements to Take the CRTS™ Exam

Beginning January 22, 2018, CRTS™ exams will be proctored remotely by RPNow. Exam Candidates will need a laptop or PC with a camera and microphone and you must be able to take the exam in a room without any notes or other people in the room. Phones and tablets are not supported at this time. You will be able to take the exam at any time, 24 x 7.

Once you apply, a paper guide with step-by-step screenshots of the process will be emailed to you. You can review a generic version via the link below. You will be allowed to have this remote proctoring guide in the room with you if you feel you need it, but you can't make any notes on it. The CRTS™ exam is NOT an "open book" exam.

Watch a 5 minute video that walks through the process

Download the instructions for review. This link is a generic version. Once you apply for the exam, these instructions will be personalized to you.

Identification Required

At the time of your exam our proctor, RPNow, will require that you present a photo ID, which will be compared to a picture taken of you prior to the exam. Be prepared to present it to your PC/laptop camera at the time you test. 

ID (must have photo and not be expired). At least one of:

  • Government issued Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • State/Country ID
  • Other government-issued ID

Technical Requirements

For optimal performance, candidates should be connected to the Internet via a broadband connection (T1, cable modem, ISDN, or DSL)

It is the responsibility of the candidate to make sure your computer meets the specifications required. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of your exam. It is highly recommended you confirm your computer meets the requirements below and confirm your webcam and microphone are in working order.

  • Tablets, Hybrid Devices, and Mobile Devices are not supported.  External Camera's on MAC's aren't supported.
  • You must use a laptop or desktop computer.

For PC-based Candidates

Supported Platforms: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Minimum Requirements:

  • Functioning video camera and microphone
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Must have at least 200kb/s (.2mb/s) upload speed
  • Time and Date must be accurate for your local time zone
  • .Net Framework 4.0 or greater

For Mac-based participants:

Supported Platforms: 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13

Minimum Requirements:

  • Functioning video camera and microphone (external cameras on Macs are NOT supported
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Must have at least 200kb/s (.2mb/s) upload speed
  • Time and Date must be accurate for your local time zone