Online Invigilator (flexible location)
To accommodate our growing student network, CIPFA have partnered with ProctorU to provide online invigilation. Students sit their exams on their computers, and are monitored through their webcam and microphone.
Online exams are taken through our examining site, CIPFA Assessment.
Students sit their exams either at
home or their place of work, and are invigilated by ProctorU. ProctorU monitors exams through students' webcams and microphones.
CIPFA's examining sites will only work with Google Chrome.
Read ProctorU's guide to getting started.
Exam dates can be found towards the bottom of our exams page.
Online exams are invigilated by ProctorU.
Students login to our examining site CIPFA Assessment, select the 'Go to LIVE exams' button, and click the ProctorU icon to start their exam.
Students can check whether or not their computers are compatible with our examining sites by visiting CIPFA Assessment and ProctorU's testing pages.
Read ProctorU's GDPR readiness plan.
CIPFA's examining sites work exclusively with Google Chrome.
To see if your computer is
compatible with our examining sites, please visit CIPFA Assessment and ProctorU's testing pages.
Online exams can be sat either
at your home or your workplace. Students should ensure that their exam space is
located in a quiet location with a stable internet connection with no chance of
The following items are
permitted in the exam room:
A PC or laptop (electronic
devices should have a working webcam and microphone
Pen, pencil or rubber
Scientific Calculator (provided
it does not connect to the internet).
Four sheets of paper. Lined or
Smartphones – Smartphones are
allowed in the exam room but must be turned off and out of hands reach.
The following items are NOT permitted in the exam room:
You will need to present either a valid driver’s license, passport or photographic work identification ahead of your exam.
Yes. You will need to inform your invigilator via the chat box that you require a toilet break. You will then be able to exit the exam room once your request has been approved. Once you have returned you will be asked by the invigilator to provide a 360° view of your workspace. Please note that the timer will not be stopped during this time.
Should you encounter any technical difficulties during your exam, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you encounter a major disturbance during your exam (e.g. a fire alarm), you may leave the exam room. If possible, please notify your invigilator before exiting. Once the disruption is over you may contact the invigilator to restart the exam.
Should you encounter a minor disturbance (e.g. a ringing doorbell), please try to ignore this and continue with your exam.
In the unlikely event that you are unable to return to the exam space, please contact us at email@example.com.