Remote Invigilation

We now offer the option to sit our exams remotely, for example, from home or from a meeting room.

All you will need is access to a quiet, private room and a suitable computer with sufficient internet connection. 

February 2021 Narrative exam candidates. Click here for up to date information on your remote exam.
March 2021 Advanced Financial Planning exam candidates.
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How does it work?

As long as you are over 18 and have access to a suitable environment and equipment, you can sit in a location of your choice, such as at work or home. A live invigilator will be present online throughout. You will not be able to take a break or leave the room during the exam.

Step 1 - Check you can sit
Review the key requirements below.
Step 2 - Book your remote exam
Online or via our customer support team, your employer or Accredited Training Partner (ATP), then immediately move to step 3.
Step 3 - Review your booking confirmation and follow the instructions
You may need to complete a system check to finalise your booking. If so, it will be clear in your confirmation email. Your confirmation will also contain software download instructions.
Step 4 - Sit your exam
Ensure you have photo ID to hand first.

Technical requirements

  • At least Windows 8.1 or MacOS 10.13
  • Wired or integrated microphone, speakers and webcam
  • Internet speed of at least 0.516 mbps (to minimise the chance of disruption, we recommend 3 mbps or more)
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • At least Intel Core i3 (or equivalent) and 4GB RAM
  • Standard security will allow the exam software to download
  • Depending on the exam, a non-programmable scientific calculator may be recommended or required, full details will be included in your booking confirmation

Environment requirements

  • Well-lit room, indoors and free from noise
  • No other people or animals present during the exam
  • Desk/table to be clear of all items. Narrative exam candidates will be allowed 2 sheets of plain A4 scratch paper and pen/pencil
  • No smart watches or electronic devices during the exam
  • No dual screens (please cover or remove additional screens)
 

How to book

There is no extra charge to sit CISI exams remotely. ATPs and firms can submit bulk booking requests via their CISI relationship manager. Online bookings for individuals are available via our online shop.

Frequently asked questions

If you have booked a remote exam, more information including a detailed user guide will be in your booking confirmation email. If your query is not covered in your confirmation email or below, please contact our customer support team.