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ACCA introduces remote exams

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is allowing its students to take their exams at home, in circumstances where centre-based exam sittings are disrupted.

The ACCA Qualification exams will be supervised remotely by a live invigilator. To make sure that security and integrity is maintained, there will be a thorough system of checks involving biometrics, AI and recording.

ACCA’s executive director of strategy and development Alan Hatfield said: “We recognise the disruption and frustration the pandemic and resulting exam cancellations have caused for our students and their desire to progress, and this development will ensure their opportunity to do so.’

“We’re targeting June to enable this for our on-demand exams (Applied Knowledge and Foundation level exams) and September for our session-based Applied Skills exams. We’re still exploring the situation for our Strategic Professional exams and we’ll provide updates soon.”

He continued: “ACCA aims to offer remote invigilation to students as widely as possible in circumstances and locations where our centre-based exams will need to be cancelled for health and safety reasons, or are affected by disruption. Exam entry is open for September and we know students are already planning for this session. We advise students to book exams in their local centre as usual and we’ll provide updates if circumstances change.

“We’re consulting with our learning partners on its introduction and how best to support our students, and we’ll continue to learn from their experience – and that of our students – on how remote invigilation might be further developed in the future.”

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