ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is introducing new rules for all students to allow for greater flexibility when taking exams in light of the current pandemic.
Learners will now be able to take their exams at home or at another location if access to centres is not feasible. Exams taken this way will make use of the latest technology to allow for remote invigilation with a series of checks involved consisting of biometrics, artificial intelligence (AI) and recording to ensure security.
Alan Hatfield, Executive Director (Strategy and Development) at ACCA 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. Exam entry is open for September; we advise students to book exams in their local centre as usual and we’ll provide updates if circumstances change.”
ACCA will provide further details regarding remote invigilation as we approach the June examinations.
If you have any queries, please visit the ACCA website where you’ll find a list of Q&As and further information.
Alan Hatfield’s full statement can be accessed here.
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