SCST would like to extend its apologies for not being able to give an update on the upcoming exams sooner. We have been working hard behind the scenes to negotiate the delivery of computer based theory exams (Certificate, Diploma and Essential ECG Interpretation Examinations). We wanted to wait until we had more progress with this to give our update.

We are still to finalise the process, we do anticipate being able to deliver an examination event in the first half of next year, although probably not as early as the usual exam dates in March.

Currently we are concentrating all of our efforts in getting our theory exams online. Unfortunately we do not feel that we can safely deliver a face-to-face practical exam in the current climate. We are therefore temporarily postponing all practical exams with a view to finding a safe solution as soon as possible. This means that the Award examination will be separated from the Certificate in Electrocardiography.

Again we apologise to those waiting for the exam dates, but we need to ensure all the exam processes are in place and fit for purpose in order to maintain standards.

If you have already registered for your exam then you will automatically be transferred to the new exam system and the exam fee will be honoured. Any candidates who have already registered but who do not wish to be moved to the online system can contact SCST administration team via the contact page on the website and request a refund.

We will update you as soon as we have any more information. Hopefully this will be early in the New Year.

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times.

Tracy Cook
SCST Education Committee Chair.