ISACA to Introduce Live Remote Proctoring for All Certifications to Ensure Uninterrupted Access for Learners

CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certification exams will offer this option to all test takers

ISACA certification candidates will be able to take certification exams remotely by the end of April, providing test-takers flexibility and convenience at a time when public health concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic have impeded traditional testing methods.

Many have needed to shift to new ways of living and working amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. ISACA is innovating its test-taking procedures to ensure continuity in its globally respected certification program, including offering live remote proctoring for its Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification exams, which will be made available to test-takers by the end of April. Candidates can register for the exam now and choose the live remote proctoring option as soon as it becomes available.


The security and integrity of these tests continues to be a priority. Remote proctoring of the exams allows for monitoring of the testing area via video and for each remote proctor to monitor a few candidates at one time. Internet access during the test is prohibited.


This new exam delivery option—offered through ISACA’s exam vendor PSI—ensures that those who have already begun to pursue an ISACA certification, or are in the process of exploring new remote learning opportunities, can continue to advance their learning and career goals during this time while also protecting their health.


“It is vital to ISACA as a global learning organisation to continuously evolve to meet our professional community where they are—not only by developing educational offerings they need, but also by delivering these learning options when and where they need them and in ways that are safe and secure,” said Nader Qaimari, ISACA chief learning officer. “As we stay nimble to meet these changing needs in our community, adding live remote proctoring for ISACA’s certification exams ensures that professionals can continue undeterred in their learning and career advancement journeys.”


Those registering for certification exams can indicate their interest in the live remote proctoring option. If an exam-taker lives in an area in which testing centres remain open, they still have the option to take the exam in person.


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