USA: ASHRAE has announced a new online testing method for completing its certification exams.
The US organisation’s remote online proctored examination is described as a safe, secure and convenient certification exam delivery mode. It enables ASHRAE candidates to schedule and sit for a certification exam from their home or office.
Proctoring software provides a means to remotely invigilate exams. The proctoring software times the exams while monitoring the candidate’s computer desktop, webcam video and audio.
“This new exam delivery mode not only will expand the market for ASHRAE certification to every built-environment professional in the world with a desktop or laptop and a stable internet connection, but it also demonstrates yet again ASHRAE’s ability to pivot in the face of a challenge and emerge a more nimble organisation, even better equipped to meet industry needs,” said 2020-21 ASHRAE president Charles E Gulledge III.
ASHRAE’s remote testing platform will feature 100% live proctoring staff and lock-down browser to ensure reliable monitoring and security risk mitigation throughout the examination process.
At an exam’s conclusion, candidates will be able to view their pass or fail result on their screen. Successful results are posted to the ASHRAE website by the 15th of the month following a candidate’s examination, by which time successful candidates also will be invited to download their ASHRAE certification digital badge.
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