What to Expect

Examination Centers
ALA holds CLM exams twice a year: once in the spring, and once in the fall.

ALA's CLM exam is now being offered online at Pearson VUE’s many testing sites throughout the United States. All approved CLM applicants will receive a unique url and password to register at one of Pearson's testing locations approximately one month prior to the exam. 

What to Expect on the Day of the Exam
Examinees need to report to the test site 30 minutes before the start of the exam. You are asked to sign in and present photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport.  You will also be asked to sign a Confidentiality Statement stating you agree not to disclose or discuss the contents of the exam.

You will have four hours to take the exam, during which the only breaks that are allowed are bathroom breaks, one person at a time. No food or drink is allowed to be brought into the test site.

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Exam Day Schedule

You need to arrive at the assigned center no later than the designated time. The test directions will begin promptly at the designated time.

If you arrive after the examination has begun, you will be admitted at the discretion of the examiner. Once admitted, you will not be allowed additional time for the examination; you must complete the examination by the end of the standard time period.

No one is permitted to work past the time scheduled for the completion of the examination. However, if you complete the examination in less than four hours, you will be allowed to leave the examination room once your test materials are handed in and reviewed by the examiner.

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