PeopleCert announced a number of significant changes to their commercial policies. These are particularly significant for the Axelos portfolio, specifically for the ITIL and PPM suites.
As of 1st of February 2022, PeopleCert will be introducing, as part of its strategy pillars, a new, Digital First policy, which is likely to have a big impact on your training delivery.
Online Remote Proctored Exams as the only option
All exams deliveries after the 1st of February 2022, will only be possible through remote proctoring. PeopleCert suggested that they are working on their solution in order to offer same-day bookings for your candidates, which means that your customers should be able to register for the exam in the morning, and take it in the afternoon.
The requirements for remote proctoring will make it impossible for your students to take their exam right after their training in the classroom, as it’s been mostly the case until now. To comply with the online remote proctoring requirements, students will have to isolate themselves and have access to a computer or tablet.
A question has been raised regarding customers where security measures would impede the installation of Exam Shield (a software package necessary for taking the exam to be remote proctored) and PeopleCert will advise us with solutions when this occurs.
Pricing & Packaging
PeopleCert has also announced that each exam will now be packaged with the guidance book until now published by TSO, and the remote proctoring fee. Attention not to confuse the book with the accredited student and instructor manuals, you still need those to deliver the training, if you have your own or if you purchase them from us, these are still valid and needed.
In terms of pricing, there will be a new price for the package Book-Exam-Remote proctoring, that will be substantially higher than the price of the current exam price. We are currently working on our own price list for 2022 and we’ll be in touch very soon.
Orders before 1st of February 2022
One thing to note, all orders placed before the introduction of new pricing will be satisfied at current 2021 pricing, and exam vouchers purchased until 31st of January 2022 still remain valid for a year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
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