ACCA September 2020 remote session exams

September 2020 remote session exams


Due to Covid-19 restrictions it is not possible to offer September centre-based exams in the following locations:

Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kuwait, Pakistan, South Africa, USA and Uganda.


Working with with our exam partners we are able to offer students in these locations the opportunity to take some of the exams remotely. Remote session CBEs wil be available to students who have: 

·      Made an existing exam centre booking for an ACCA Qualification exam for the September 2020 session ahead of the standard entry deadline.

      View what exams are available as a remote session CBE

·      Have the necessary equipment that meets both the minimum technical specification and which passes the system test.

·      Access to a quiet and private location on exam day.

·      A strong and stable internet connection on exam day.


Before you book a remote session exam

Equipment and Technical checks

You must complete a system check. This check is carried out via our testing partner and will confirm your internet speed, webcam and microphone performance. To complete the system check you need to use the computer/laptop and location where you'll be on your exam day.


Complete the system test

You will also need to ensure you meet the minimum technical specification - please note that passing the system test does not necessarily mean that you fulfil the minimum technical specification.  It is therefore important to complete both checks and confirm you successfully meet both criteria.?


Check the minimum technical specifications

It's important to know that...

There are some aspects of the exam which are different from centre-based exams. You will be required to agree to these when signing the Terms and Conditions before booking your exam, but please be aware of the following:


·      No breaks, including bathroom breaks, are permitted from when you start the check-in process until the conclusion of the exam.

·      There are some restrictions to what is allowed on your desk, including no access to scrap paper or additional monitors. View what you are allowed on your desk

·      You will be filmed throughout the exam and these and other data will be shared with 3rd parties for the sole purposes of running the exam and for other related post- exam activities.


How to book a remote session exam


Booking your exam


After the September standard entry deadline has passed for September we will be emailing students in the impacted locations who have an existing centre exam booking to advise what they should do next. Remote session exams will only be available to students who are:


1. Based in an impacted market and

2. Have an existing centre-based exam booking.


If you meet this qualifying criteria and would like to take a remote exam then please await further guidance.  If you meet this qualifying criterion and do not wish or cannot take a remote exam your myACCA account will be credited with your exam fee.


Further support

For more information please visit our remote session CBE frequently asked questions


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