Remote exams take place on the TestReach exam system. It’s essential that you read through the guidance before your examination and can comply with all of the instructions.
This will help you to fully understand what you will need to do to be ready to take your exam on time.
What you must do now
At least 5 days before your exam you should download the TestReach Candidate Application – instructions will be sent to the primary email address on your MyCIPS profile.
Download and login to the app, check your setup and view your exam date and time in your local time zone, make sure it matches your Testreach exam booking confirmation email. Any discrepencies must be reported to CIPS prior to exam day.
IMPORTANT: All systems show in local time not UK time
Check and confirm your exam in the TestReach application.
Read the guidance and make sure you understand and can comply with all of the instructions.
Please note toilet breaks are not permitted for OR examinations. If you are sitting a CR examination you will be allowed one 5 minute break during your examination. For more information on reasonable adjustments please visit the policies and procedures page in the student zone.
Try out the tutorial to familiarise yourself with the system, this will help you to feel calm and confident to login and get started on exam day
If you are unsure about any of the system requirements for CIPS remote exams email: firstname.lastname@example.org
at least 5 days before your exams.
On Exam Day
You should be ready to set your computer up at least 30 minutes before the exam is due to start. Login, enter the exam and go through the system checks.
15 minutes before the exam, the ‘connect’ option will activate and you will be able to click onto this to start the validation process.
Have a clear desk space.
Be ready to go through your system check-in with your CIPS invigilator.
Ultimately, it is your responsibility on exam day to make sure your invigilator can watch you throughout your exam.