Updated 2/1/2021 at 4:16 pm CDT
Remote proctoring, or commonly referred to as remote testing, allows insurance licensing candidates the opportunity to take a licensing exam 24/7 at a remote location that meets the requirements while maintaining the integrity of the licensing exam. Individuals monitor the test-taker remotely through a webcam.
A.D. Banker hosted an Insurance Trends 2020 webinar on July 23 to discuss everything you need to know about remote testing and the latest states offering this service.
In addition, A.D. Banker hosted a webinar on August 12 with Pearson VUE to discuss test center availability, group testing opportunities, and remote proctoring. Pearson VUE currently develops and administers insurance exams in 25 states.
No, remote proctoring is here to stay. The first state to offer remote proctoring was Washington in October 2019. Since the COVID-19 restrictions, many other states and FINRA have followed suit. The ability to test remotely is a permanent solution and will be available to test-takers in those states going forward.
Yes, candidates will know if they pass immediately after completing the exam. A score report will be emailed after the exam is complete.
Each exam vendor provides their own information regarding technology requirements. The most basic requirements are a computer with internet access, a webcam, and microphone. To learn more, visit your test vendors' relevant pages dedicated to remote testing:
Insurance licensing candidates will need to meet the following guidelines and restrictions:
The current states offering remote proctoring for insurance state exams include:
|Nevada||New Hampshire||New Jersey||New Mexico|
|Pennsylvania||Rhode Island||South Carolina||Tennessee|
More states are likely to announce remote testing in the coming weeks, as well as other COVID-19-related license process updates, as state re-open services. We will keep this list updated as things change.
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