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ILCO Fellowship Courses

Exam Format


The exam will be proctored online.

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.