Important Information - Coronavirus Update
The safety and well-being of our members, students, staff and partners is of the utmost importance. We are closely monitoring developments relating to coronavirus, therefore, and guidance and information issued by the World Health Organization, national governments and others.
The Institute is committed to supporting its members, students and partners in this difficult time. Please review the below information, and should you have any questions, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
Study and Events
Chartered Banker Institute qualifications are delivered online, and attendance at seminars and/or Institute events is not required. Members and students can continue to study safely at home or in the office, therefore. We run a wide range of events throughout the year, both live and online. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding live events, and offer an increasing range of webcasts and other events online – please see: www.charteredbanker.com/event.html for more information.
Assessment and Examinations
The Chartered Banker Institute moved away from traditional exam diets (where large numbers of candidates gather in a room on a set date) more than a decade ago. Today, some of our qualifications – such as the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership - are assessed via work-based assignments, which candidates complete in their own time and submit online for marking. Other, exam-based qualifications – such as the Professional Banker Certificate – are assessed on demand, and candidates choose a date and time to take their exam in one of approximately 5,000 test centres worldwide operated by our assessment partner Pearson VUE. In addition, we offer a remote invigilation service which means candidates can take their exam at their home or office, at a time convenient to them.
If you are concerned about the risk of coronavirus and/or are planning to take an exam in mainland China, consider our remote invigilation option.
Our assessment partner Pearson VUE has issued the following, specific guidance for candidates in China and Singapore:
In accordance with local government guidance, our assessment partner Pearson VUE have temporarily closed their mainland China test centres. Centres are expected to remain closed until the end of March. For candidates in China wishing to take Chartered Banker Institute exams, we offer a remote invigilation service which means you can take your exam, as planned, either at home or at work. Please see here, for a short video on how remote invigilation works.
Following guidance from the Singapore Government, our assessment partner Pearson VUE are conducting temperature checks and collecting travel information on candidates entering its test centres in Singapore. They have issued the following instructions for candidates:
- If you are unwell or, have travelled to China in the last 14 days, please reschedule your exam, or use our remote invigilation service.
- If you are exhibiting symptoms upon entering the test centre, you will be asked to wear a mask or take your test in a separate room.
- If you have a fever above 37.5oC, you will not be allowed entry into the test centre and will be asked to reschedule your exam.