Take test remotely

Preparing for your remote test

Three key requirements

  • Quiet, private location
  • Reliable device with a webcam
  • Strong internet connection

It is very important that you fully read ALL of the guidance relating to OnVUE and taking the test remotely as failure to complete the SJT will result in you being removed from the application process.

Taking the test remotely, you will be monitored by an online invigilator who will use you to scan your room, remove any textbooks or notes.

Important Information on Remote Proctoring

To complete the test by remote proctoring, you will be asked to install software and close background processes on the computer that you are using. It is recommended that you use a personal computer to complete the test. Therefore, it is important that you have administrative rights on the computer that you will be using.

If you choose to take your test by remote proctoring, you must be in a private room and have no interruptions. Any interruptions may result in the test being cancelled. There are also restrictions on the environment. For example, you must have clear desk, walls, not facing a window.

The SJT is taken under strict test conditions and you will not be able to take the test in public places such as universities, public libraries or cafés.

Should you require further guidance, we would advise that you check both your system requirements and your test environment prior to taking the test. UKFPO or Pearson VUE will not be held responsible for any issues. If you are unsure of anything relating to remote invigilation, we would advise that you seek further advice with Pearson VUE in advance of sitting the test.

During the check-in process for your test, you will be required to present one form of original (no photo copies), valid (unexpired) government issued ID that includes your name, photograph, and signature. The first and last name that you used to register must match exactly the first and last name on the ID that is presented on test day. Please review the full OnVUE ID requirements on the Pearson VUE website here.

Non-urgent advice: Check your download speed!

Candidates with higher download speeds are more likely to experience a successful delivery with OnVUE; therefore any candidate with a download speed of less than 6Mbps will be blocked from checking into their OnVUE exam.

Countries that are excluded from On VUE

There are specific countries where On VUE is excluded. OnVUE Online proctored country restrictions/exclusions include: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Slovenia, Japan, South Korea, Syrian Arab Republic (Syria). Applicants who are currently living in these countries are advised to find their nearest test centre using the “find a test centre” option to undertake their test or travel to an included country for On VUE.

It is important that if you choose to take the test via OnVUE/remotely that you fully read and understand the guidance relating to the requirements of OnVUE as failure to undertake and/or complete the SJT may result in your application being removed from the process.

There is a range of additional information available which includes FAQ’s, reasonable adjustments guidance and applicant information which you can find here. You can also find additional guidance and information in the applicants handbook.

If you have any concerns about the ID you are required to present at your SJT test appointment, please contact the UKFP team at helpdesk@foundationprogramme.nhs.uk.

System requirements

You can find the system requirements and also run a system test on the Pearson VUE website here.

Schedule your test

The SJT must be booked online.

Frequently asked questions

Please ensure you have fully read all of the guidance relating to the SJT and the requirements about taking the test requirements. You can find further information on the UKFPO and Pearson VUE website.