Online Exams

Remote Invigilation

All Diploma and Associate Level exams are available via Zoom remote invigilation which will enable students to take an exam at home while being continuously monitored by an offsite invigilator. To ensure that remote invigilation exams run successfully, students will need the equipment required to meet technical specifications. 
Please note that we advise all students  to check with their employer before booking an exam, in case they have particular policies and approaches already in place, and to agree the timing of the exam.



To use this exam delivery method, there are five key requirements:

  1. A reliable computer or laptop with a webcam and microphone which meets the minimum technical requirements
  2. A reliable smart device such as a mobile phone or tablet with a camera
  3. A quiet room with a closed door (no one else is permitted in the room while you are testing)
  4. A clear workspace 
  5. Photo I.D. submitted to the ILFM 2 days before your exam date
  6. A strong internet connection (wifi drops or slow connection are not our responsibility)

If you decide to sit via this exam delivery method, please note that you will be unable to take a break during your exam.

In order to fully prepare for your remote invigilation exam please follow the check list below: 

1. Check that your system meets the minimum technical requirements 

There are a number of system requirements that must be met to use this exam delivery service.

 > View a full breakdown of the system requirements

Do not move to the next step and run a system test if your computer does not meet the technical specifications. The system test cannot check that your machine meets the minimum technical specifications, it only checks that your internet bandwidth is sufficient, you have a working webcam and your device has audio and volume control.

2. Run a system test

Once you have confirmed that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements, you must run a system test on the same network and computer you will use on the exam day. We recommend that you use a personal computer or laptop. If you only have an employer provided laptop, please check with them first to ensure that it meets the technical specification required. 

The system test will check that your internet bandwidth is sufficient, you have a working webcam and your device has audio and volume control, it does not confirm that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements. 

3. Schedule your exam

ALL students, whatever package you are on, need to register for the exam before the closing date.  You also need to be a fully paid member in order to sit the exam. 

You can register for the November (bookings close 3rd October) once available, 

4. Receive your booking confirmation and submit your photo I.D.

You will receive a booking confirmation email from Eventbrite. Once you have confirmation, send a copy of your I.D. to Your I.D. can be an image file or a PDF but must be legible and in colour. 

5. Watch the online exam tutorial video


6. Set up 30 minutes ahead of your exams 

On the day of your exam login 30 minutes prior to your exam time as we will need time to check your ID. Make sure your exam area is clear. This time will also be used to solve any issues that may arise. It is important that you join the Zoom invigilation room on both your computer and mobile device early. If there are any technical issues, the remote invigilator may try to call you on the telephone number you have provided to ILFM. Please ensure that this number is correct. 

When everything is in place, you will be connected to a live remote invigilator. Please note that once you have joined the Zoom Invigilation room, you will be monitored during this time, under exam conditions and unable to move away from the web cam view.

Should you experience an issue during your exam, you must report this to the invigilator on the day of your exam. If there are connection issues please contact the invigilator on the number provided. If you feel the issue you experienced has impacted your exam performance or you feel that your result has been adversely affected, please apply for special consideration directly to ILFM within 10 days of your exam.

7. Results

You will receive your results in the usual format. Results are available within 6-8 weeks