Albany, NY, ICRM Business Office, September 1, 2020 – The Institute is launching Online Testing September 1. Candidates can now take exams through proctored online testing in the comfort and safety of their own environments, whether home or office. In person testing is no longer offered.
The Online Testing Taskforce chose to move from in person testing with Pearson VUE to Prolydian’s online testing partner Examity. This change creates a seamless process as the ICRM already uses Prolydian for the website, member management, application process, and test databank. This streamlined process will allow the ICRM to serve its candidates better.
In conjunction with the move to online testing, the Institute will expand the Part 6 testing cycle from two weeks to two months. This provides more flexibility for candidates to schedule a Part 6 exam. A candidate who does not pass the Part 6 exam, must wait until the next exam cycle to be eligible to take it again. The first Part 6 online exam cycle starts October 1 and ends November 30.
Parts 1-5 will still be offered year-round. If a candidate fails to pass one of these multiple-choice exams, they may reschedule at any time upon receipt of their results. Test results will be received within 72 hours.
“We are thrilled to launch our new online testing module that provides greater accessibility to our candidates. I am grateful for the hard work and diligence of the Online Testing Taskforce over the past five months to bring online testing to fruition. These are challenging, but also exciting times, as we are able to use technology to modernize processes and better serve our candidates,” said ICRM President Paula Sutton, CRM, IGP, FAI.
Please visit Online Exam FAQ, Taking the CRM Exam, and Taking the CRA Exam for more information about the online testing process and how to achieve your certification.
To learn more, please contact the ICRM Business Office.
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