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Hardware Requirements ♦ Software Requirements

These reflect minimum and recommended requirements; however, some customers slightly vary requirements for their specific organizations.

Do not use devices that take 10 seconds or more to start/run applications.

Hardware Requirements




x86/x32 and x64 or Intel-based™


4 GB RAM; Minimum - 2 GB RAM

  • Linux and iOS - 2 GB RAM; Minimum - 1 GB RAM

Screen Size



1024 x 768


  • External keyboard and mouse (or touchpad) for touchscreen devices

    • Android, Windows (required)
    • iOS (recommended)
  • Local File access to home directory

    • OS X, macOS
    • Windows
  • Wired keyboards (recommended)
  • Convertible Chromebooks - no tablet mode
(warning) Virtual Environments
  • Some customers successfully use virtualization/thin clients; however, Pearson does not provide support for these technologies. 
  • Those using these technologies are responsible for their virtualized environment security and performance. 
  • Prior to high-stakes testing, customers should compare virtual environment performance to that of a non-virtual environment.

For details on support changes, see the Recently Updated page.

Upcoming Support Changes

Pearson aligns support requirements with changing technologies.

macOS 10.15

Pearson may further update this list as the school year approaches. 

  • Windows 7 and 8.1

When updates are released, Pearson first tests a beta version and reports bugs to developers. When the final version is publicly released, Pearson also tests this version to ensure TestNav compatibility before supporting it. When hardware or software deprecates, Pearson drops support for it

TestNav App Update General Info

Customers may take app releases at varying times, depending on testing sessionsMethods for app updates vary by app and OS.

Auto update - No action required*:

  • Android
  • Chrome
  • Windows Store

Download from App Store:

  •  iOS app

Download from download.testnav.com:

  • TestNav desktop app

*Unless the auto-update feature is disabled. If disabled, download updated versions from the appropriate app store.

Software Requirements

TestNav apps run in kiosk mode to prevent students from accessing any other web pages or applications while testing.

Supported Versions
Download TestNav
Setup Instructions
Tablets, Chromebooks, Chromeboxes
For info on Android, see 
TestNav - Android App and Secure Testing

From Google Play

Set Up TestNav on Android
Chrome OS74-77

From Chrome Web Store

Set Up TestNav on Chrome OS


12 - 13.1.x

From the App Store

Set Up TestNav on iOS
Laptops, Desktops


Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

From TestNav downloads

Set Up TestNav on Linux

OS X/macOS

10.12, 10.13, 10.14

From TestNav downloads 

Set Up TestNav on OS X, macOS
Windows7, 8.1, 10 (includes Windows Store app)

From TestNav downloads or Windows Store

Set Up TestNav on Windows

For practice tests, you can use the TestNav apps or the browsers in the table below:


Versions and Corresponding Browsers

Chrome OS

74-77 Google Chrome 74-77


12 - 13.1.x  Safari 12.x - 13.x

OS X/macOS

  • 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 Safari 12.x - 13.x; Firefox 63-69

  • 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox 63-69
  • 7, 8.1, 10, Google Chrome 74-76; IE 11
  • 10 Microsoft Edge

TestNav supports audio recorder interactions only through the TestNav app on these OSs*:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iOS
  • Chrome OS

*These interactions are not supported on any browser.