Psychology Board of Australia - Dual-delivery of the national psychology exam
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Dual-delivery of the national psychology exam

25 May 2021

The National Psychology Exam will be offered by dual-delivery for the August 2021 exam sitting.

The unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic has continued into this year, with hotspots, border closures, and changeable travel restrictions remaining as part of life. To ensure you can sit the exam and meet their requirements for general registration, we have decided to extend dual-delivery to the August exam.

Dual-delivery means that you can choose to sit the exam in a test centre (where available) or by online proctoring (OLP). OLP allows you to sit the exam in the safety of your home or workplace (where available).

You can register for an exam at any of the open testing centres across Australia and should circumstances at the test centre change, you can change your registration to OLP (and vice versa).

OLP is a good choice if you prefer to sit the exam at home, are computer savvy, or for health or other personal reasons, do not feel safe to attend a testing centre.

Sitting the exam in a test centre (where available) is a good choice if you don’t have a quiet space to sit the exam at home or are not confident with computer technology.

We will provide information about the delivery options for the November exam closer to registration period as we understand more about the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

We have published information on our website about online proctoring. If you are an exam candidate or a supervisor, we encourage you to review our FAQs about online proctoring to help you understand the rules and requirements for OLP and to help you determine the best exam option for you.

What do I need to do now?

You must carefully read the FAQ about the requirements for online proctoring in preparation for the exam.

If you wish to sit the exam in August, please go to the exam portal and make a booking before close of business on Friday 23 July 2021. You must select whether you would like to sit the exam in a test centre or by online proctoring. The exam registration period opens on 7 June 2021.

Page reviewed 25/05/2021