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Examination centre requirements

Arriving at the examination centre

You need to arrive at the centre 15 minutes before your scheduled exam to allow time to complete the sign-in procedures. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may be refused admission. If this instance, you will need to contact The London Institute of Banking & Finance to register and pay to resit the exam.

Personal items

You are not allowed to take any personal items with you into the exam room, please leave them in the secure storage area when you arrive. This includes bags, books, notes, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, pagers, watches, wallets and any other materials not authorised for the exam. If you need to take additional items into the exam room for medical reasons, please contact us for advice prior to your exam.

On-screen tutorial

The exam length includes time to complete an on-screen tutorial prior to the examination to help familiarise you with the Pearson VUE testing system, as well as a survey at the end of the examination.

Identification requirements

The following identification documents are acceptable for examinations:

  • A current, original signed passport
  • A current, original signed photocard driving licence (full or provisional). If sitting in the UK/EU the driving licence must be from an EU country
  • A current, original European Union (EU) government-issued identity card that carries your photograph and signature
  • A UK CitizenCard
  • Please ensure that your identification meets the following criteria:
    • Only original identity documents will be accepted for admission to the examination appointment, copies or facsimiles of identification are not acceptable forms of identification
    • Identification must be valid and current. Expired identification documents are not accepted
    • Identification must be signed. If your passport or ID is not signed you must bring an alternative ID
    • The full name and date of birth on your identification document must exactly match the name and date of birth you provided when you registered with The London Institute of Banking & Finance.
    • European Union (EU) government-issued identify cards are issued by relevant EU government agencies as proof of citizenship. The card information must be presented in Roman Script as well as the original character set. For example, a Greek identity card will have Greek characters and Roman characters and would permit you to sit the examination
    • Identity cards from outside the European Union (EU) are not acceptable forms of identification
    • Immigration documents, Visas or other documentation from the UK Home Office or Immigration service are not acceptable forms of identification. Neither are bus passes, transport passes, library cards, student or school identification cards or work identification cards.

    If you do not bring an acceptable identification document you will not be allowed to sit the examination. You will need to book and pay for an examination appointment at a later date and ensure you bring an acceptable identification document with you.