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Membership Examinations

Remote Invigilation


About Remote Invigilation

All RCPI written examinations are delivered by remote invigilation, instead of at a physical examination centre

Remote invigilation means that instead of travelling to a physical examination centre, you sit the examination (structure, format and length) online, in a quiet, secure place of your choosing. You do the exam on your own computer, either at home or at work.

Candidates are supervised remotely by invigilators throughout the examination.

You will be required to adhere to the following requirements to sit an exam by remote invigilation:

  • A quiet, secure environment – a room where the candidate can take the exam without interruption.
  • A PC or laptop computer with a reliable internet connection, webcam and microphone. The device must have permissions and be enabled to install software (the remote invigilation app).
  • Multiple screens, headphones and earbuds are not permitted.
  • Prove your identity with a driving licence, passport or public services card.
  • Scrap/rough paper is not permitted. A virtual notepad is available for use during the exam.
  • The candidate's mobile phone must be within reach in the room where sitting the exam. The phone is for registration/technical support purposes only and should not be used to take the exam.

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