AAT Remote Exams – Book Online

AAT Remote Exams – Book Online

Following the announcement by AAT we are happy to confirm that we have started offering various AAT Exams with Remote Invigilation.

Remote invigilation is the method by which assessments are supervised over the internet, so instead of students having to go to an approved assessment centre, they can take their assessment at home or at another secure location of their choice.

Students will be recorded during the entirety of their assessment, and all recordings will be reviewed. The performance of all assessments conducted via remote invigilation will continue to be carefully monitored moving forwards.

How AAT Remote Assessment Works

Remote invigilation works by using software (called the PSI Secure Browser) that records you and your screen while you take the assessment in Surpass Viewer. The videos will then be reviewed after your assessment has been submitted.

After installing and logging in to the software, you will be required to show your photo ID, take a photo of yourself and conduct a room scan using your webcam.

The software will use your webcam to record you and will also record everything that happens on your screen during the whole assessment.

Upon submission, your ID, photo, room scan, webcam recording and screen recording will be sent to a panel of invigilators who will review the video and either confirm everything is OK or flag any suspected suspicious behaviour, such as cheating.

For computer marked assessments, your result will be released within 15 business days, however, on occasion, it may be necessary to hold a result for longer pending the conclusion of any required investigation, if a flag is raised against your invigilation video.

Results for externally marked assessments will continue to be released within six weeks. For more information, visit the Results webpage (aat.org.uk/assessment/cba-five-steps/results)

If your invigilation video is flagged, AAT will conduct an investigation in line with AAT’s Malpractice / Maladministration policy and guidance which can be found on the Quality assurance resources webpage on AAT Website. Your result will be held pending the outcome of the investigation and you will be contacted by AAT.

Minimum and Supporting Specifications for Remote Assessment

All of the following must be met to allow you to install the remote invigilation software and sit a remotely invigilated assessment.

Operating System (Windows) Windows 8.1 or higher
Operating System (Apple) OS X 10.10 or higher
Surpass Viewer You must have the Surpass Viewer custom browser installed on your machine. This will allow you to access the assessment.
PSI Secure Browser You must have the PSI Secure Browser installed on your machine. This will allow your assessment to be recorded.
Internet connection / bandwidth 512 Kbps upload and download

You are strongly advised to use a wired connection as opposed to Wi-Fi to protect against a loss or drop in connectivity.

Download Ability to download and install software (admin rights required)
Web camera You will need a portable webcam to allow you to conduct a room scan. Laptops with integrated webcams are permitted as long as they are portable
Minimum web camera resolution 640 x 480
Microphone You will need a working microphone to pick up any audio during the recording
Date and time Ensure that the date and time settings on your computer are accurate for your local time zone
Screen resolution 1024 x 768
Screen size Whilst a 17” monitor is recommended, laptops typically have a 14” screen. You can still sit your assessment with this, though you may be required to zoom out to see navigational buttons.


For full details on suitability and understand the Remote Assessment procedures please Click Here to download the AAT Remote Invigilation User Guide.

AAT Remote Assessment Fee

Qualification/Syllabus Subject Exam Fee for Osborne Training Students Exam Fee for External Students
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Bookkeeping Transactions £138 £158
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Bookkeeping Controls £138 £158
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Foundation Synoptic £138 £158
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Management Accounting: Costing £138 £158
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Advanced Bookkeeping £138 £158
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Final Accounts Preparation £138 £158
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Indirect Tax £138 £158
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Elements of Costing* £138 £158


*Available from July 2021

All of the assessments remain subject to change at AAT’s sole discretion.


1 The students should book the exams at least 2 days in advance. It is the sole responsibility of the students to ensure the students have a valid registration with AAT and choose the right exam before Booking the exam. There will be no refund/reschedule available where there is no valid AAT Registration found or where the student chose wrong/incorrect subject. The centre reserves the right not to allow change of date or cancellation of the exam.

2 Students must submit their AAT registration number and date of birth when booking AAT exam online.

3 Candidates are required to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam.

4 All candidates have to be able to provide a valid identification document on the day of the exam. The only ID documents accepted are a valid passport or any other nationality document with a photograph or the valid UK driving License. (Provisional is also accepted)

5 The exam fee may vary depending on the status (Internal/External) of the students. If any student wants to sit for an exam of a course which the student studied at Osborne Training Centre, the internal exam fee will apply for the course duration period, otherwise in all other circumstances, the external exam fee will apply.

6 AAT Exam Booking Change/Cancellation: Once an exam booking is confirmed, the exam date can only be changed 14 days before the exam date. Late change of date or cancellation is not accepted. We allow only one change for any exam booking. Exam booking fee is strictly non-refundable. If any chargeback/dispute is raised through Card Provider, all associated costs with that will be paid by the candidate.

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