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ICE makes rapid transition to online Professional Reviews and EPAs

02 July 2020

With the support of our reviewers and members, ICE has moved swiftly to continue to deliver reviews and End-Point Assessments.

ICE makes rapid transition to online Professional Reviews and EPAs
Candidates have been able to sit their review online.

The lockdown that followed the Coronavirus outbreak had a major impact on the 2020 Spring Professional Reviews and End-Point Assessments (EPAs) with over 800 postponed in March.

With the help of our reviewers and support teams, ICE moved quickly to adapt and was able to re-schedule 500 online reviews by the end of June, with the remaining candidates being offered the chance to sit in July.

The feedback from candidates and reviewers has been very positive, and we see online ‘remote reviews’ continuing long-term. Thanks go to our reviewers for helping us make such a rapid transition, and to candidates for their flexibility and understanding.

Congratulations to our newest members

Being able to deliver reviews online has meant that many candidates have successfully passed and become professionally qualified members much sooner than if we had waited for the lockdown to end. Congratulations to them all!

Planning to apply for review or EPA?

The autumn call for review candidates is open as in previous years, as well as dates for those wishing to sit their EPA. We expect the majority, if not all, will be conducted online from September to November, but we will check interest in face-to-face reviews for UK candidates in case that option becomes available.

We encourage all potential candidates to continue their preparations. Discover support for candidates preparing for:

Become a reviewer

ICE reviewers are vital to the future of the profession. They assess candidates who want to become professionally qualified members and encourage high standards in the profession.

Find out how you could become an ICE reviewer.

If you need some advice, get in touch with one of our membership experts through our Membership Support Centre.

  • John Laverty, head of qualifications at ICE