CISI extends remote examination sessions

12 January 2021

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is extending its remote exam testing sessions to all candidates sitting certain exams.

From early January, the professional body will allow students sitting its level 3 and 4 multiple choice question exams to take those remotely. A live invigilator will be present throughout the exam, with audio and video monitoring to ensure there is no malpractice.

While CISI exams are normally sat in global exam centres, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced some test centres to close. Candidates who have had to postpone their exams or who have chosen to postpone their exams will be allowed to rebook their remotely invigilated exam.

Despite the pandemic, CISI said 41,000 exams were sat in 81 countries in the last 12 months.

Simon Culhane, CEO, CISI, says: “We are extremely pleased to now be able to offer this remote invigilation exam testing solution for our multiple-choice question exams. This will be welcomed by candidates and by our firms, as members continue to upskill and increase their knowledge during this unprecedented time. Some of our physical test centres will stay open during the national lockdown but many will be closed and candidates now have the reassurance that they can sit their exam, as planned, remotely.

“Our main priority now is to ensure that all our exam candidates, wherever they are based in the world, have the opportunity to complete the examinations they have been revising for and to enable them to take the next step in their personal professional qualification and learning journeys.”

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