Remote Invigilation - Narrative Exams

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.

More information on remote MCQ exams

How does it work?

As long as you 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.

Step 1 - Check you can sit
Review the key requirements below.
Step 2 – Book your remote exam
You can book via our customer support team, your employer or Accredited Training Partner (ATP).
Step 3 - Review your booking confirmation and follow the instructions
You will need to complete a system check to finalise your booking. Your confirmation will contain software download instructions.
Step 4 - Familiarise yourself with the TestReach Exam Tutorial
We strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the exam software by taking the tutorial to get used to the exam functionality.
Step 5 - Sit your exam
Ensure you have photo ID to hand first.

Technical requirements

  • At least Windows 7 or MacOS 10.10
  • Mobile phones, tablets, Chromebooks and Surface Pro are not suitable devices
  • 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 at least 1024 x 768
  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • At least an Intel Core i3 (or equivalent) and 4GB RAM
  • Standard security will allow the exam software to download
  • A handheld non-programmable scientific calculator is required. There will not be an on-screen calculator. For Advanced Financial Planning exam candidates a handheld non-programmable financial calculator is required.
  • We recommend the use of a wired/wireless mouse to help with illustrations and annotations.

Environment requirements

  • Well-lit room, indoors and free from noise
  • No other people or animals present during the exam
  • Desk/table clear of all items excluding two sheets of plain A4 scratch paper, pens and pencils
  • No smart watches or electronic devices during the exam 
  • No dual screens (please disconnect and cover or remove additional screens)

Exam guides

We strongly recommend that you watch the videos below. This will help you to familiarise yourself with the process of your remote narrative exam.

Other documentation

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the Formula Keypad Guide. Please note that this will also be available within the TestReach Exam Tutorial and throughout your narrative exam.

 Remote invigilation user guide (TestReach)
 Formula Keypad

Frequently asked questions

If you choose to sit your exam remotely, 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.