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The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has announced that its exams are going online for at least the next six months. People hoping to become OISC-regulated immigration advisers will sit their exams remotely until the end of March 2021.

All OISC competence assessments were cancelled during the pandemic but will now restart under the new online system, starting on 14 September. The regulator says that candidates are being emailed with an exam date, with no picking and choosing; deferrals are allowed only in “exceptional circumstances”.

OISC online exam dates  
Monday 14 September 2020 Level 2
Wednesday 16 September 2020 Level 1
Thursday 17 September 2020 Levels 2 & 3
Friday 30 October 2020 Level 1
Thursday 26 November 2020 Level 1
Friday 27 November 2020 Level 2 & 3
Friday 18 December 2020 Level 1
Thursday 28 January 2021 Level 1
Thursday 25 February 2021 Level 2 & 3
Friday 26 February 2021 Level 1
Friday 26 March 2021 Level 1

There will be an “onboarding” process: candidates will download the necessary software and test it out at least three days before the exam. This should — or so the OISC will fervently hope — prevent a repeat of the technical problems that plagued the recent online bar exams.

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CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney is a specialist on immigration law and policy. Formerly the editor of Free Movement, you will find a lot of articles by CJ here on this website! Twitter: @mckinneytweets.