Media Statement - Computer Based Testing

Following technical issues with the Computer Based Written Divisional exam, the Chairs of the Adult and Paediatric Exam Committees have determined that there will be an obligatory paper based re-sit of the exam for all candidates. 

We are very disappointed with today’s course of events and we apologise to all trainee candidates for what has happened and the distress and inconvenience caused. 

The test administrator, Pearson Vue, is investigating what has occurred. 

We do know that a technical fault left a significant number of candidates locked out of the computer based system and unable to complete the second part of the examination after their scheduled break today.

Once we have determined the cause of today’s problem, we will provide an update to our membership.

We understand that some trainees have booked leave or holidays following today’s test, and we are working as quickly as possible to reschedule a new exam. We hope to notify candidates of a new exam date within the next 24 hours.

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