The Chartered Insurance Institute has exam candidates can be “confident” that whatever government guidance is issued to slow the spread of coronavirus in the coming months, they will still be able to be assessed.
This week (18 May) the professional body will contact more than 2,500 candidates who were set to sit their written examinations on 6 and 7 July for units R06, AF7, AF1 and AF5 to inform them they will now complete their exam on-screen by online remote invigilation as the exam centres will be closed.
The CII decided to take the decision not to use exam centres as the safety of candidates is its “greatest priority” and the use of remote invigilation provides certainty that these exams will still go ahead.
Candidates will be provided with information to prepare for this exam format. In response to government guidance, the CII has also taken the decision to postpone June’s multiple-choice-question (MCQ) exams in centres in the UK.
Candidates will be contacted in the next week to be told they can rebook at an exam centre for another date or take the exam by remote invigilation at a future date.
Remote invigilation will be gradually rolled out, with some units starting in July. Remote invigilation for all multiple-choice-question exams will be available by the end of Autumn.
Gill White, learning and assessment director of the Chartered Insurance Institute, said: “The safety of our candidates is our highest priority. The CII is constantly reviewing the evolving government guidance around safe practices and the potential timetable for changes in lockdown.
“As a result of the uncertainties around the UK situation until early July, we have worked hard to bring forward projects to deliver remote invigilation.”
She added: “This means our candidates can sit their exam online from the comfort of their own home or chosen private space. It is a robust assessment delivery format with great convenience for professionals.”