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How will I know if my devices are suitable for an online exam?

You will receive an email from WSET one week before your exam with information on how to perform a system check before your exam. This email will contain information relating to what devices are required for you to sit your RI exam but in brief, you will need: 

  • One device with a webcam and microphone to take your exam on such as a laptop or MacBook 
  • Plus, one device to record you taking the exam: a smartphone or tablet. 

This secondary device will need to be set up 3m away from where you take the exam and must show you sitting your exam clearly. We recommend that you place your secondary device beside you and not behind you; it should show you taking your exam from the side and not from behind. 

Please make sure that you perform the systems check no later than 5 days before your exam. The system check will help resolve any potential issues you were likely to experience on the day of your exam. If you do not perform your systems check ahead of your exam and experience system issues on the day of your exam, it may not be possible for you to take your exam as planned. 

Please make sure that you read the Candidate Quick Guide for more information. You will also be required to download the ProctorExam app onto your secondary device. You will be asked to do this as part of your system check. 

A list of system and device requirements can be found in Appendix A.