Timeline for withdrawal of paper-based exams

To minimise the impact on our stakeholders we are withdrawing the paper based exams currently available as on-demand CBE in a phased market by market approach.

Below is a timeline of when this change will affect your market:

PhaseApplied Knowledge exams*
 LW English and Global variants*
1December 2014December 2015
2June 2015
December 2015
3June 2016June 2016
4June 2017June 2017
5December 2017December 2017

* The last exam session where these exams will be available to sit as paper-based exams

Phase 1 markets

Cambodia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Oman, Sri Lanka

Phase 2 markets

Bahrain, Bangladesh, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland & N. Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam

Phase 3 markets

Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherland Antilles, Poland, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, St Lucia, Surinam, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Phase 4 markets

Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Belarus, Cameroon, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Malawi, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Switzerland, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Virgin Islands, British

Phase 5 markets

Albania, Anguilla, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dominica, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, France, Gibraltar, Grenada, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Macau SAR, Macedonia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Swaziland, Yemen.