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Examination Regulations at ESA
Banking and Finance Qualifications
1. Identification

Candidates must show proof of their identity (other than the entry acknowledgement letter) upon request of any ESA official.

Candidates' personal identification must clearly show their photograph and name. The following original documents are acceptable for this purpose:

  • a. A National Identity card with photograph
  • OR
  • b. A valid passport of any country
  • OR
  • c. A national driving licence
Photo card, Student photo card or photo credit card are not acceptable.
2. Restricted Objects
  • a. All briefcases, bags, books, revision notes, and other personal belongings must be left in areas specified by the Examination Invigilator. ESA accepts no responsibility for the loss of any valuables.
  • b. Mobile phones must be switched off before sitting in the examination room.
3. Entry and exit to examinations
  • a. Candidates are required to arrive at the examination venue at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the examination. They should sign an attendance register on arrival, after their ID has been checked.
  • b. Candidates may leave at any time. However, they are requested to avoid any disruption to others still working.
  • c. No candidate may leave the Examination Room without the permission of the Examination Invigilator.
4. Behaviour required during examinations
  • a. Neither candidates nor invigilators may smoke. No food or drink is allowed in the examination room.
  • b. Candidates who need to go to the toilet must be escorted by an Examination Invigilator. The ESA official must be able to identify if a candidate is attempting to look at information or contact a third party using a mobile phone or other electronic device.
5. Unprofessional behaviour
  • a. Candidates' attention is drawn to the consequences of any unprofessional behaviour, which they engage in before, during or after the examination. In all cases, a full report will be issued to candidates' firm and the regulator will be notified.
  • b. Unprofessional behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
    • 1. Having reference to material or revision notes on candidates' person during the examination,
    • 2. Cheating or attempting to cheat in the examination,
    • 3. Copying by whatever means all or part of the examination paper,
    • 4. Having a third party take the examination on candidates' behalf (which will lead to both parties being reported to the regulator),
    • 5. Failure to disclose if candidates are trainers
    • 6. Failure to act in accordance with the Examination Invigilator's instructions.
  • c. Candidates are prohibited from revealing any part of the content of the examination to any person or organization verbally, in writing or by electronic or other means of communication unless expressly given.
  • d. At the end of the examination, candidates must remain seated at their desk until all answer sheets (if any) and any other materials provided have been collected by the Examination Invigilator.
  • e. In the event of any incident, an Incident Report Sheet (IRS) is to be complete. The Examination Invigilator must report any violation of regulations, disputes or irregularities. Candidates must be given the opportunity to comment and sign the IRS.
6. Assistance during examinations
  • a. Candidates who require assistance during the course of the examination must attract the attention of the Examination Invigilator or his/her staff only by raising their hand.
7. Candidates requiring special needs

ESA policy is to ensure that there are no unnecessary barriers to assessment that prevent candidates from effectively demonstrating their competence. At the same time, ESA has to ensure that candidates requiring special examination arrangements are not given any unfair advantages.

  • a. Candidates with conditions such as dyslexia or sight injury should notify ESA at least 35 days prior to the examination date if special arrangements need to be made. Notification must be accompanied by a letter from a Doctor or other appropriately qualified expert outlining the reasons for special consideration. In the case of dyslexia, this should indicate the extent of the condition. Usually, such candidates are given up to 25% further time to complete the examination.
  • b. Disables people are required to submit a request for special arrangements (if any) for each examination they sit. They should also notify ESA 35 days prior to the examination date.
  • c. Candidates for whom special examination arrangements are made will receive no additional consideration during the assessment of their result.
8. Refusal of entry and disqualifications
  • a. If a candidate does not comply with the requirements of the personal identification he will not be permitted to sit the examination and will not be entitled to a refund of the examination fee.
  • b. Candidates may not be allowed to enter the examination room if they arrive 15 minutes after the scheduled examination start time.
  • c. Candidates for whom special examination arrangements are made will receive no additional consideration during the assessment of their result.

A letter will be handed out to candidates who arrive late for an examination and are not permitted to sit the exam. Attached to the letter is a copy of ESA Examination Regulations.

  • d. ESA reserves the right and the Examination Invigilator has the authority to terminate the examination of any candidate suspected on reasonable grounds of unprofessional behaviour and to have the candidate escorted from the examination before it is finished. In these circumstances, the candidate's examination sitting will be void and no results will be issued nor examination transfer/refund awarded. ESA may also notify the candidate's employer and regulator.
9. Appeals

The assessment procedures of ESA are designed to ensure reliable, valid and accurate outcomes.

The syllabus and examination questions are developed by senior financial services practitioners. All the qualification materials are continuously revised to adapt to any amendments to law and regulations or any changes in practises and principles.

Consequently, appeals will NOT normally be considered on the grounds of the academic or professional content of the qualification materials.

The term "material" means, but is not limited to, workbook, exam paper and training materials.

Candidates should note that papers are based on the syllabus, not on workbooks or the training courses content.

10. Force majeure

ESA shall not be responsible of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of its obligations, if the delay or failure is due to any cause beyond ESA's reasonable control.

Causes beyond ESA's reasonable control shall include but is not limited to:

  • a. the non-availability (including due to sickness, injury or death) of any person employed or engaged by ESA to deliver the services who cannot by the exercise of reasonable endeavours be replaced or substituted,
  • b. events or circumstances as a result of which any premises where the examinations are to be delivered shall be unavailable and suitable alternative premises cannot by the exercise of reasonable endeavours be found,
  • c. an examination being terminated prior to its scheduled close (e.g. bomb threat, security evacuation, fire evacuation),
  • d. Technical problem which ESA cannot fix in reasonable period of time.
11. Miscellaneous
  • a. The laws of Lebanon shall govern these regulations and their interpretation. ESA and the candidates submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Lebanese Courts.
  • b. All the Global Securities, International Introduction to Investment, Risk in Financial Services and Financial Derivatives materials are copyright material that belongs only to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Institute (CISI)-London.
  • c. 11.3. All Lebanese Regulations and investments & Risks materials are copyright material that belongs only to the Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA)-Beirut.