University Registrar

Testing Center

Computer-Based Testing: Identification Requirements

Educational Testing Service employs very strict identification requirements for its computer-based testing network. There are absolutely no exceptions to these identification requirements.

To be admitted for an ETS computer-based test, all candidates must present a valid identification. To be considered valid, the identifation must contain a recent recognizable photo, a signature, and cannot be expired.


For US citizens, valid identification includes:

  • State-issued identification card
  • State-issued driver's license
  • Government-issued passport
  • US military identification

Non-citizens MUST present:

  • Valid passport; or
  • Permanent resident card and valid driver's license or state-issued ID card.

NOTE: A driver's license alone will not admit non-US citizens for any ETS computer-based test.


The following forms of Identification are not accepted:

  • Student identification (including BuckID)
  • Library cards
  • Credit cards
  • Social security cards

Students who cannot present a valid identification will NOT be admitted and will have their exam fees forfeited.

More information about Identification Requirements is available at www.ets.org.