What you must do now
At least 5 days before your exam you should download the TestReach Candidate Application instructions these will be sent to the primary email address on your MyCIPS profile.
When it’s downloaded log into the app, check your setup and view your exam date and time in your local time zone, any discrepencies must be reported to CIPS prior to exam day. Your Victvs app time will always show a start time 30 minutes earlier, this is to give you set up time with your invigilator on exam day.
IMPORTANT: All systems show in local time not UK time.
Check and confirm that your desktop/ laptop computer meets the minimum technical requirements specified at least 5 days in advance of exam day.
Read all of CIPS remote exam guidance and make sure you understand and can comply with all of the instructions.
Whilst CIPS cannot provide any rest breaks during your remote exams, you may choose to apply for a reasonable adjustment to request rest breaks for a medical condition. You will be expected to submit valid medical evidence for approved rest/toilet breaks during a remote invigilation exam.
Read through 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.
Be prepared for your invigilator to watch you throughout your exam
Download the VICTVS V3 App onto your compatible mobile device and set up your account. Download the App and Watch the video instructions
Your VICTVS V3 app registration emails will be sent to your MyCIPS registered email address 2 weeks before your exam date.
Check and confirm that your desktop/ laptop computer and mobile device meets the minimum technical requirements specified well in advance of exam day.
Check and confirm that your exam booking(s) in MyCIPS show in your local time not UK time and that it matches your exam booking on TestReach and in the VICTVS V3 app.
Take the TestReach 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 your equipment does not meet some or any of the technical requirements, please contact: email@example.com
On Exam Day
Firstly, you must open the VICTVS V3 application and connect with the invigilator before you open and begin your exam on TestReach. We recommend you do this 30 minutes before your exam starts. If you do not follow this instruction your exam will be null and void.
Switch your fully charged, mobile device to airplane mode with WIFI enabled. Keep charging cables close by and an additional spare phone to use if you need technical support. You must maintain a constant connection with your CIPS exam invigilator throughout your exam.
Complete all app system updates on your mobile device.
Have a clear desk space.
You will not be able to take any rest/toilet breaks during remote exams unless you have applied for a 'reasonable adjustment' and supplied medical evidence.
Ultimately, it is your responsibility on exam day to make sure your invigilator can watch you throughout your exam.