Launching in autumn 2021
(available in autumn 2021 following the publication of all relevant JCQ documentation)


What the accreditation offers

The Exams Officer Digital Accreditation (EODA) has been designed to support exams office staff in confirming their knowledge and understanding of exam regulations

However, those new to the role are encouraged to complete the New Exams Officer Induction and Assessment Module before attempting the EODA

By successfully completing the EODA on an annual basis you will be confirming to senior leaders within your centre, and key stakeholders such as the JCQ and their awarding bodies, that you are aware of the key regulations associated with the management, administration and conducting of examinations. This is a key element of qualifying an individual to undertake the role of exams officer within a centre

There are also aspects of the role which are centre specific and cannot be assessed by an online timed assessment. Therefore, the use of the term ‘accreditation’ rather than ‘qualification’ is more appropriate, as this assessment will:

  • recognise an individual as being qualified to perform the functions relating to the exams officer role as defined by the JCQ, the awarding bodies and Ofqual
  • raise the status of the role within the education sector
  • support heads of centre in ensuring that the integrity and security of examinations is maintained within their centres


Areas covered

The Exams Officer Digital Accreditation (EODA) includes content from the following JCQ publications:

  • Section 1: General Regulations for Approved Centres
  • Section 2: Instructions for conducting examinations
  • Section 3: Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments
  • Section 4: A guide to the special consideration process
  • Section 5: A guide to the awarding bodies’ appeals processes (2021/2022 information to be published by JCQ)
  • Section 6: Exam room posters
  • Section 7: Information for candidates
  • Section 8: Key dates: Summer 2022 examination series (2021/2022 information to be published by JCQ)
  • Section 9: Post-Results Services, Information and guidance to centres (2021/2022 information to be published by JCQ)
  • Section 10: Suspected malpractice: Policies and Procedures


The EODA will be available when all of the above JCQ publications are made available for the 2021/2022 academic year



Access to the EODA is included within your centre membership to The Exams Office

Further details will be provided on launch