National psychology exam online proctoring

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Board has implemented flexible delivery of the exam. To eliminate face-to-face interactions at test centres and help minimise domestic travel, the May 2020 and August 2020 exam sittings were delivered by online proctoring (OLP).

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

For the November 2020 sitting, we will offer dual-delivery. This means that candidates can choose to sit the exam in a test centre (where available) or by OLP. Candidates can register for an exam at any of the open testing venues across Australia, and should circumstances at the venue change, change their registration to OLP (and vice versa).

This flexibility will support candidates in completing their requirements for general registration in a timely manner while acknowledging the differing lockdown policies in operation in the various states and territories across the nation. 

We will update you about the plans for the exam in 2021 as COVID-19 evolves, we know more about the relaxation of restrictions, and the situation becomes clearer.

The following FAQ are intended to inform candidates and supervisors about the online proctored exam experience, including how to prepare for the exam and what to expect during the exam. Reading these FAQ will help candidates choose the best exam option to suit their personal circumstances.

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Responding to COVID-19 - National psychology exam  PDF (119KB)
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2 June 2020
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