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Exams officers play a key part in the continuing success of Cambridge schools around the world. We work very closely with Cambridge schools and build strong relationships with them. As an exams officer, you are a vital part of that relationship. Without you it would be impossible to successfully run and administer our exams.
We provide comprehensive support and training on all aspects of the Cambridge exams officer role. This includes:
Our online training is flexible and easy to use. Developed in collaboration with exams officers, it provides a comprehensive introduction if you are new to Cambridge, and can be used as a refresher by those of you who have been working with us for some time.
Find out how to access the course.
The Cambridge Exams Officers’ Guide is an online step-by-step guide to delivering Cambridge exams. Go to the relevant section of the Cambridge Exams Cycle to access our key administrative documents, administrative forms and a wide range of support materials.
To support exams officers through each phase of the exams cycle we have produced the following videos:
You can access the videos through the Cambridge Exams Officers’ Guide. Look out for new videos in the Cambridge Exams Officer eNewsletter.
We produce clear administrative documentation to guide exams officers through the examination process.
You can download the latest Cambridge Handbook and Cambridge Administrative Guide from the Cambridge Exams Officers’ Guide. The handbook sets out the regulations for Cambridge exams and the administrative guide details the administrative processes you need to follow when running Cambridge exams. Together they contain all the information you need to manage a successful exam series.
If you work in a UK school you need to use the UK versions of the handbook and administrative guide.
The other document you need is the Cambridge Guide to Making Entries. The guide tells you exactly how to enter candidates for our exams. It is only available on CIE Direct as it contains information that is specific to each Cambridge administrative zone.
VIDEO: A look inside CIE Direct.
CIE Direct is a secure online tool for Cambridge exams officers. It allows you to:
The site is password protected. After we have registered your Centre we send you login details by email. Keep these details secure. If you forget your password contact Customer Services. Access CIE Direct.
Whenever you have a question about our exam administration processes you can visit our online bank of answers to frequently asked questions through the ‘Help’ section of the website. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for you can contact our team of experienced staff, dedicated to providing schools with quick, clear and accurate responses to their enquiries. You can send enquiries by telephone, e-mail, fax or letter. We aim to respond to all enquiries within two working days of receipt.
If you work through another organisation to offer our exams you should contact them with any questions you have.