Remote invigilation with ICAEW
ICAEW introduced remote invigilation during the August 2020 Advanced level exams. ICAEW allows candidates from this sitting onward to sit their exam in centre or via remote invigilation. This is the first exam ICAEW have introduced all exams being remote but they have a track record of success after completing exams in this way for over six months.
Remote invigilation exam room requirements
Please check you have the following items to be able to complete the exam.
- A reliable computer or laptop with a microphone and web camera. It is also important to have a strong internet connection too
- A quiet room
- A clear workplace
- A mobile phone with Wi Fi connection and camera. This is used for the check-in process
Please check your computer meets the minimum technical specification for the exam. A full list of specifications can be found on the ICAEW website.
During the exam you will need to be in a quiet room, away from distractions with a closed door. During the exam no one is permitted into the room, so make sure the room is locked if you envision someone entering the room.
Before the exam
ICAEW suggests that you familiarise yourself with the exam software before your exam day and practice using the exam software.
Two weeks before your exam you will receive an email from ICAEW for your system check. The system check will check your internet band width and other technical aspects. If you have any technical difficulties during the test, you can request/ask for assistance from the live chat box.
**FI Top Tip! It is important to check your machine in the environment you are planning to take the exam, a few weeks before your exam in case you experience any technical difficulties.
What to expect on the exam day
Please be ready to start for the time you booked for. Before your exam starts you will be asked to complete the on boarding process. ICAEW will be updating what ID is required and resources you will need on the exam day in February. So please ensure you check the ICAEW website before your exam day.
Best of luck
We wish you the best of luck with your upcoming exam. To help prepare for your exams we are hosting FREE ICAEW Revisions Preparation sessions a head of your revision course. To sign up for a session visit our website.
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