This academic year, IOB will run online examinations using either the TestReach or Proctorio online invigilation platforms.
Since the onset of COVID-19, in some circumstances IOB offered examinations in an open book format, based on the exceptional conditions we were operating under.
Following extremely positive feedback and interest from students in continuing remote examinations, we are pleased to expand and improve our online examination support with the use of online invigilation.
This will enable students to participate in remote examinations while maintaining the privacy, security and integrity of IOB’s examination process.
We are introducing the use of Proctorio for many examinations. Proctorio provides identity verification, automated AI-enabled live proctoring and content protection. Students will be able to access Proctorio via IOB Learn.
For this academic year, all IOB students will either use Proctorio or TestReach for examinations. We will be in contact with students closer to the date of examinations with instructions on the process for your exam and how you can prepare in advance.
For now, please take note of which platform you will be using for your exams and the minimum device requirements. If you are using a laptop supplied by your employer, it is important to check with your IT department that your laptop will allow you to complete the exam without any issues.
All exams will be invigilated with Proctorio, except the QFA and PDC exams listed below which will be invigilated with TestReach:
QFA Financial Planning
QFA Life Assurance
Regulation - CPD Application Examination (for reinstatement purposes)
PDC 1 - Compliance and the Regulatory Structure
PDC 2 - Conduct of Business Rules
PDC 3 - Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Compliance
PDC 4 - Compliance Management
PDC 4 - CPD Application Exam (for reinstatement purposes)
A laptop or computer running Windows 7+, macOS 10.11+, Ubuntu 18.04+ or Chrome 58+
A working webcam - 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external for all systems
Microphone - any Microphone, either internal or external for all systems
Proctorio Browser Extension - you will be required to download and install this extension in advance of your exam
Intel Pentium or better (Mac users will require an Intel processor, Chrome OS users will require Intel Pentium or Arm)
250mb free disk space
2gb Free RAM
0.092-0.244 Mbps upload speed
A laptop or computer running Windows v7.0+ or MacOS 10.10+ operating system (MacOS BigSur users need to upgrade to 11.3+)
Intel Core i3 (or equivalent) and 4GB RAM
A working webcam
A working microphone and speakers
Minimum candidate internet speed of 2 Mbps
Recommended candidate internet speed of 2.4 Mbps
We also recommend a screen size of at least 13" and a resolution of 1024 x 768.
You cannot use a mobile phone, tablet, Chromebook or Surface Pro.
For further information and FAQs regarding Proctorio and TestReach, visit the student info section.