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How to invigilate an exam

This page aims to provide invigilators with useful information regarding their role and responsibilities during the exam.

General instructions

First of all, we would like to thank you for your involvement in this examination. To be an invigilator is a real responsibility requiring authority, attention and support to candidates. Your commitment is very much valued and appreciated.
This new iPad App has been developed to support you in your task by offering several options presented in this short tutorial video.

Invigilator Responsibilities

  • Give specific instructions to candidates (see section "Specific instructions" below)
  • Launch and stop the exam
  • Make the decision to accept or not a late candidate
  • Deal with cheating and litigation
  • Ensure candidates leave the room only one at a time ( i.e. to go to the bathroom)
  • Answer candidates questions
  • Ensure candidates do not leave the room with draft papers


Before starting the exam
During check-in, CYIM staff will:

  • Check candidates ID according to registration list
  • Take a picture of candidates
  • Ask them to sign a paper to confirm their attendance
  • Print and hand to candidates a QR code associated with a unique seat number

After this process candidates are allowed to enter the room.
Please help them to identify their seat according to their seat number.
Once seated, candidates have to scan their QR code on the iPad to unlock it. The tutorial video dedicated to candidates will then start (for information, this tutorial video has also been sent to candidates during the registration process).
A few minutes before the exam starts, your role will be to give specific instructions to candidates (received from the ESC certification team).
When you are ready, click on the “Start” button to launch the exam.
CYIM technicians are here to support you with any request or in case of a technical problem. Please feel free to ask for assistance whenever needed.


  iPad tutorial video for invigilators



Specific instructions

EHRA exam