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ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency exam

This computer-based exam is delivered on demand. You can book your exam at a time suitable for you and/or your employer, subject to availability. You have the option to sit your exam at a test centre or via remote invigilation.

Important announcement

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and wide spread exam centre closures, you can now sit an ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency exam via remote invigilation.

OnVue remote invigilation will enable you to take an exam at home while being continuously monitored by an offsite invigilator.

To take the exam you will need to register as a student. Before booking you should speak to your tuition provider as they may have made arrangements on your behalf.

The exam comprises of 80 questions and is 2.5 hours in duration. The pass mark is 55% and you have four attempts.

Preparing for your exam

The following resources will help you prepare for the computer-based exam:


From 22 January 2021, students will be able to use their own calculator in the exam. They are permitted to use models on the approved list only. For security reasons, calculator covers and lids are not permitted in the exam and must be stored away. Students are responsible for making sure that their calculator works on the day of the exam. There is also an on-screen calculator available should students need it. They can practice using the on-screen calculator in advance of their exam by using this demonstration.


The computer-based assessment costs £300 + VAT for each attempt.

Access arrangement for exams

If you feel your exam performance may be hindered due to a health condition, disability, or specific learning difficulty (SpLD), we may be able to put access arrangements in place to support you during your exam.

If you would like arrangements to be in place for a specific exam, your access arrangements application needs to be submitted 30 days before the exam date. Please do not book your exam until your arrangements have been confirmed to you.

Before you submit your access arrangements application, please read the guidance for access arrangements.

Special Consideration

Should an incident occur during an exam which you believe affected your performance, you may be able to apply for special consideration.

You can make an application for special consideration by emailing specialconsideration@icaew.com with any supporting evidence within seven days of your exam. Before making an application, please refer to the Special Considerations policy which details the types of incidents we would consider.


You will usually receive your results the day after you take the exam. Results will be posted to the students online training file the following day.