Preparing For An Online Exam With BESA Academy

Onboarding Process

The onboarding process creates your profile in our proctoring system and ensures everything is working correctly before taking the online assessment. 

You will need a valid photo ID which includes one for the following:
  • Student photo ID
  • Government issued driver's license
  • Passport
  • National identification card
You will be required to carry out a scan of your:
  • Face
  • Valid ID

You cannot begin your online assessment until your onboarding status is approved and states 'passed'.


What Is Proctoring?

Our online courses require online assessments, which take place through the support of proctoring. Proctoring allows users to take an assessment online whilst ensuring the integrity of it:

  • By verifying it's you
  • By monitoring you via video to look for any behaviour which could indicate cheating

For More Information On Proctoring, Download The Guidance.

Equipment Requirements

You will need the following equipment to undertake the assessment online:

  • Laptop and PC with webcam and microphone
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Suitable test environment (quiet room with no distractions)

Technical Specifications

  • Operating system: MAC: macOS Sierra 10.12 or higher, PC: Windows 7, 8, or higher
  • Processer/RAM: MAC: Intel/AMD Processor, 8 GB RAM, PC: Dual-core 2.4 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM or better
  • Required web browsers: Mozilla Firefox v20.0 or higher Google Chrome v25.0 or higher
  • Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled and third party cookies enabled
  • Camera resolution: 800 x 600 resolution or better
  • Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better (300kbps download, 250 kbps upload)

How To Setup A Proper Testing Environment

  • Use a private area or room which is well lit – with no one near you
  • Turn off all noise making devices including mobiles and ensure windows are closed to prevent noise from outside
  • Sit directly in front of your webcam and ensure your face is clearly visible
  • Close irrelevant tabs and windows on your computer

Test Guidelines

  • Have your photo ID ready
  • No short breaks
  • No smoking/vaping
  • Only one keyboard, mouse and monitor
  • Food or drinks not allowed
  • Assessment is timed
  • Personal items not allowed
  • Dressed appropriately 


You will be able to access your certificate once you have successfully completed the assessment and your proctoring session has been reviewed. This can take up to three working days. If it has been longer then three working days, please contact us at
If you have any questions please call BESA Academy on 0800 917 8419

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