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Breaches of Assessment Regulations - Collusion

Cases have been reviewed and sanctions have included a suspension from sitting the profession’s assessments for a period of up to 2 years.

As you may be aware, during the April 2019 diet of assessments we experienced an unusually high number of cases where candidates had apparently breached the Assessment Regulations for sitting assessments, including many cases of collusion between candidates.  The Board of Examiners have reviewed these cases and, where the evidence established that breaches had taken place, have applied appropriate sanctions against the individual student members.  The sanctions have included a suspension from sitting the profession’s assessments for a period of up to two years.

Upholding the integrity of the qualification regime, the profession and the ethical obligations of individual student members is central to maintaining the international reputation of the IFoA and our own public interest obligations under the Royal Charter.  It is also a matter of fairness to members who do comply with our regulations.

I can reassure all members of the profession that the Board of Examiners takes very seriously all breaches of regulations.  We will continue to work with the Examining and Assessment teams both to prevent breaches from taking place and to take appropriate action if they do.

Mike Hammer

Chair of the Board of Examiners