When to start check-in process
You will only be able to launch your exam 30 minutes before your exam start time. It can take up to 15 minutes to complete check-in so it's important to be ready to start your exam on time.
The 'Launch' button will appear in 'Your Plan' within Exam Planner at 00:00 (BST) on the day of the exam. To access 'Your Plan', log into myACCA, select ‘book an exam’, and select ‘Your Plan’.
You can watch the full check-in process in our 'how to check-in for your exam' video.
You'll need photographic ID
You will need to present photographic ID as proof of your identity. We recommend using English language ID if you have this available as this will speed up your check-in. The following forms of ID are accepted:
- Valid passport
- Driving licence
- National ID card
- Biometric residence permit
Expired ID’s are accepted, as long as they are no more than 12 months out of date.
Failure to provide identification will result in your exam being revoked and you will be unable to sit.
You'll need your mobile phone
Following the on-screen instructions, you'll be asked to take and upload photos using your phone of your exam environment, yourself and your ID.
View our guide on how to take photos of your exam environment
Once you have completed this process you should put your phone on silent before placing it out of arm's reach.
You will be asked to enter your mobile phone number which may be used by the invigilator to contact you during the exam if you experience technical issues. For more information on what to expect from your invigilator and how to contact them your exam please visit our troubleshooting guidance.
It is important that you do not use your mobile phone for any other purpose during the exam. Taking photos of your screen or making calls during the exam is strictly prohibited under any circumstance and will be treated as student misconduct.