In order to maintain continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions around the world have been implementing digital solutions for both the classroom and examinations.
Following the cancellation of the EQE 2020, and in view of the ever-increasing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Supervisory Board decided in July that the EQE 2021 would be conducted online. An e-EQE task force was set up, along with a working group consisting of EPO staff and epi members to oversee and support progress.
The transition to the new e-EQE began with a market study aimed at identifying the product which best meets EQE requirements. The most promising ones are currently being tested.
Once a decision on the product has been made, further tests will be carried out with a larger group of test persons, mostly professional representatives. Further details on how the examination will be conducted will then be announced. The aim is to enable candidates to start familiarising themselves with the software as of January next year.
Security is a key element in any online examination, and we understand that there may be some concerns with regard to privacy. Here, too, candidates may rest assured that all possible steps are being taken to ensure that the e-EQE complies with the most stringent data protection requirements.
If you have any questions about any aspect of the e-EQE, please contact the EQE helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will use your questions as the basis for FAQs, which will be published in due course.
In the meantime, watch this space for updates on the e-EQE.