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CII takes steps to ensure candidate safety amid COVID-19

CII takes steps to ensure candidate safety amid COVID-19 | Insurance Business

CII takes steps to ensure candidate safety amid COVID-19

It’s going to be a busy week for the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

The professional body has committed to contacting more 2,500 candidates who were due to take written examinations for units AF7, AF1, AF5 and RO6 on July 06 and 07 this year to inform them that they can now complete their exam on-screen through an online remote invigilation while the exam centres remain closed.

The step has been taken to ensure candidates can remain confident in their safety and on track for their examinations no matter what guidance the government may introduce next. In addition, it has decided to postpone June’s multiple-choice question (MCQ) exams in centres in the UK. Candidates for those exams will also be contacted this week to be informed about rebooking options.

According to Gill White, learning and assessment director at the CII, as soon as the body can safely reopen its MCQ exam centres it will.

“The safety of our candidates is our highest priority,” she said. “The CII is constantly reviewing the evolving government guidance around safe practices and the potential timetable for changes in lockdown.

“As a result of the uncertainties around the UK situation until early July, we have worked hard to bring forward projects to deliver remote invigilation. This means our candidates can sit their exam online from the comfort of their own home or chosen private space.  It is a robust assessment delivery format with great convenience for professionals.

“It also provides certainty that the exams can go ahead even with the current work and travel restrictions. So, our candidates can continue to prepare for their exams in the knowledge they will be able to sit them.  

“We will be contacting the candidates registered for these exams over the next week to provide full guidance in plenty of time to prepare for the exam format and outline how remote invigilation will work.”