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Exam Format

PROVINCIAL ESTATES EXAM
DATE: JUNE 4, 2024

All Associate Provincial Examinations are closed book with the exception of Litigation. The exam will be completed via QuestionMark, an online delivery platform. An email will be sent to each test taker in advance of the exam date giving them information regarding the exam and instructions on how to access the exam via the online exam delivery platform.

  • Technical Considerations

    The technical requirements for an exam candidate to take an online exam with a live proctor are found on most computers. No proprietary hardware or software is required. The minimum set of requirements is identified here and includes the basic requirement for internet access:

    1.      Photo Identification must be a valid government-issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport).  Any exceptions will need to be approved by The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario ("ILCO") prior to your exam.

    2.       A well-working computer with a minimal 1 GB of RAM.  Chromebooks/Tablets are not permitted.

    3.       A reliable high-speed internet connection (Minimal 4Mbps Download and 2 Mbps upload).

    **Note that a wireless internet connection is not recommended.  ILCO will not be responsible for disconnection issues due to insufficient bandwidth.

    4.       Any webcam with 720p (1280×720) video pixel resolution (a laptop camera is acceptable).

    5.       Only 1 monitor to be used.

    6.       Working speakers connected to the computer.

    7.       A microphone connected to the computer (consider a webcam with a built-in microphone).

    8.       Permission to connect to your computer.

    9.       A browser with pop-up blocker disabled

    10.     Adobe Flash is null effective Dec 2020.  Mac and PC's do not use the Flash extension anymore

    PC: Latest Chrome version (2022 is version 98).  Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser.

    Mac: Safari 8+Newer versions work as well as they are constantly upgrading.

    Ensure firewalls are disabled.  We recommend using a personal computer as a work computer may provide additional security (or contact your IT Dept.).

    Clear desk area with no papers, books or notes (unless otherwise stated for the exam to be taken).

    Real-time Communication Components:

    In order to take an online proctored exam, you will need to ensure that your real-time communication components meet the requirements listed below.

    Use the following link to test real-time communication components:

    • Online proctoring uses Zoom for real-time communication. Zoom is a web-conferencing application, and you'll be prompted to install or run it in the process of connecting with the proctor. You don't have to install it ahead of time.
    • Once connected to an exam, wait for guidance from the proctor about logging in to Zoom.
 

ALTERNATE PROVINCIAL ESTATES EXAM
DATE: October 17, 2024