Online Exam Proctoring Now Available
| May 29, 2020
Due to the protocols developed to mitigate COVID-19, RECA-approved test centres have been closed, preventing learners from being able to take their pre-licensing examinations.
As it became apparent that test centres would be closed for some time, RECA looked to other jurisdictions across Canada and North America to determine potential next steps. RECA also participated in a number of virtual conferences where online, or virtual, exam proctoring was being discussed as a solution.
While virtual proctoring seemed promising, RECA had to first ensure it was a viable alternative—with appropriate security measures in place for exams and exam candidates.
RECA is pleased to announce that as of May 28, 2020 learners can write exams through a virtual proctoring system that can be accessed through your myRECA account, under current courses. You will be able to start this process once you have completed your practice exam through myRECA and your course status changes to Ready for Exam.
You will then see a payment option under exam activities. Click “complete payment” to pay for the exam. Exams cost $150 to write—the same price as regularly proctored exams at test centres. After the payment has been processed, go back to current courses and click “begin exam” under the exam activities column.
Before beginning your exam, RECA recommends that you familiarize yourself with RECA’s exam rules.
Once you are sure you understand the exam rules, click “begin exam” to open the platform to complete your exam. From there, click “final exam” to begin. The virtual proctor will require a government issued photo ID to verify your identity before taking the exam. You will have 3 hours to complete and submit the exam.
You will be able to re-write exams in the event you are not successful in your first attempt.
We expect many learners will want to begin this process right away and may have questions. This process is new for you and our team. Please be patient with our Learner Support team. Consider emailing your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org as an alternative to calling.