Pearson's MyLab & Mastering program is accessible only to students who have paid for the service, either through an access code bundled with a textbook or through a credit card transaction. Students are also expected to have a course ID from their instructors prior to registering for the service.
Professors who want to use the system also require an access code to start using the program. Customers can use Paypal to purchase access codes. If the service is to be used in conjunction with other programs, such as Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn or Moodle, registration must be done through those programs instead of from the MyLab & Mastering home page. Australian students also have a different sign-up method.