Qualified Assessor

Attaining certification as a Qualified Assessor with the Qualified Assessor Online course is a three step process, as follows:

  1. Complete the lesson and exercise content.  (See the Course Content Outline for more details.)
  2. Complete the Live Practical Assessment, an interactive online meeting with a course instructor to demonstrate the process of assessing a candidate.
  3. Take and pass the final examination at a Prometric Testing Center.

See below for details on course description and objectives, course content, and the final exam testing process at Prometric Testing Center.


Non-Registered Students

Admissions & Registration

Before registering for this course, you must complete the Pre-Registration System Check.

Registered Students

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Final Exam Testing Location for Qualified Assessor

All students are required to take the final exam at a Prometric Testing Center located within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands.  In order to fulfill the USCG requirements for student verification and validation, CMES has chosen Prometric to handle our testing needs. Upon completion of an online course, students will receive detailed instructions on how to register with their local Prometric Testing Center to take the final exam.

Learn more Find a Prometric Testing Center