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ICE moves to remote professional reviews

03 April 2020

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic ICE will be moving to remote professional reviews.

ICE moves to remote professional reviews
Our professional reviews are now moving online

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic ICE will moving to remote professional reviews.

In line with Trustee Board requirements the Institution is rewriting procedures and training materials to facilitate this move and the process will be up and running from 20 April.

This rapid change in procedures means that ICE is able to guarantee a limited disruption in the professional review process that will see as many as 1,400 take place despite the difficult circumstances brought about by the significant global changes to travel and face to face contact.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorised the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak as a global pandemic. Global and regional restrictions on travel and social contact are likely to be in place for a minimum of several weeks but potentially several months.

ICE normally conducts reviews in person at different venues around the world, but that format does not work when travel restrictions are in place. On 17 March ICE had to postpone all reviews up to 1 May 2020 in light of those restrictions.

We have writen directly to candidates and reviewers involved in postponed reviews to agree new review dates with them. We are also accepting new applications, in line with published dates.

Read more on our guidance.

Once travel restrictions are lifted, we will reintroduce review centres and in addition offer smaller centres in company offices if numbers and space make that feasible. We would hope to be able to run major review sessions in the UK and Hong Kong towards the end of the year, but clearly cannot confirm any dates until the challenges facing both regions are better understood and respective governments provide clear travel advice.

  • John Laverty, head of qualifications at ICE