National psychology exam online proctoring

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Board has moved the May 2020 and August 2020 sittings of the computer-based national psychology exam from delivery in test centres across Australia, to online proctoring. This will eliminate face-to-face interactions at test centres and help to minimise domestic travel.

Online proctoring of the exam enables exam candidates to complete their requirements for general registration in the safety of their home or workplace (where available).

The Board has not previously allowed online proctoring of the exam. Within the context of COVID-19, the Board has decided to alter the delivery method of the exam rather than to cancel the May and August 2020 sitting. This flexibility will support candidates in completing their requirements for general registration in a timely manner.

The change to online proctoring is a temporary change in response to COVID-19 applying only to the May and August sitting of the exam. We will update you about the plans for the November 2020 exam as COVID-19 evolves, we know more about the relaxation of restrictions, and the situation becomes clearer.

Read the latest news on the Board’s decision to move to online proctoring of the exam.

The following FAQ are intended to inform candidates about the online proctored exam experience, including how to prepare for the exam and what to expect during the exam.

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Responding to COVID-19 - National psychology exam  PDF (119KB)
Word version (71.6 KB,DOCX)
2 June 2020
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