Adviser Exam Sittings: FASEA to cancel face to face April Exam and substitute with remote online options


The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) understands and appreciates the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its evolving impact in Australia on the business as usual routine of financial advisers.

FASEA recognises the challenges presented by COVID-19 on the delivery of face to face exams.  FASEA advises that the April 2020 face to face sittings of its Adviser Exam are cancelled due to these challenges.

FASEA is conscious of the need to continue to offer exams through the remainder of 2020 to enable existing advisers to meet the legislated timeframe.

The Exam Provider ACER, will make the April exam available to registered candidates as a remote online option – irrespective of the distance to an exam centre.  An option to defer until the June or a later sitting is also available to candidates.

This measure is being taken in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of all people involved with the Exam.

ACER will directly advise candidates registered for the April exam of details regarding registration and sittings, including details of the remote online option available for registered candidates.

ACER requests candidates to ensure their email addresses are up to date in the registration system.

FASEA continues to receive and act upon the advice of the Federal Government Health Department and to monitor updates from relevant Australian and international health agencies.

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