Don't forget to register for the 2023 Atlantic Brokers Convention October 11 - 12 in Charlottetown, PEI

Members Area

What's New > CAIB Online Exams - FAQ's

CAIB Online Exams - FAQ's

posted on June 17, 2020

What is an online exam?

An online exam is an exam you take on the computer. Instead of writing the answers on paper, you will type and submit them online.


Has the structure of the CAIB exams changed?

No, the structure remains the exact same.

CAIB 1, 2 & 3 - Definitions, multiple choice, short answer

CAIB 4 - Short answer only


Is the exam now open book?

No, it is not an open book exam.


I struggle with exams and I have never taken an online exam, which makes me even more nervous.

That is very understandable. Things are changing constantly and this is another change to face. Firstly, you can review our webinar on alleviating exam anxiety for some easy tips to help you during the exam. The online platform designed by Captus Press has been in place for over 10 years and used by hundreds of students just like you who are challenging their CAIB exam. It is user friendly and the instructions are clear and precise. There is a toll free number provided to students in case there are technical difficulties.


When are the online exam dates?

There are no longer specific exam dates. Students can write their exam anytime Monday-Friday, from 11:00am-9:00pm.

VERY IMPORTANT : Students MUST choose an exact start time. Saying "sometime in the morning "is not a specific time. Your exam is only available for you to write during the timeframe that you select. 


Can I write the exam off and on throughout the day when I'm not busy?

Absolutely not. Just like a written exam, you have 3.5 hours to write and must not be doing other tasks when you are writing your exam, like working at your desk or taking client phone calls.


Does the time frame change?

No, you still have 3.5 hours to write your CAIB exam


Can I still take a written exam?

No, all CAIB exams will be moving online, therefore IBANS will no longer be offering written exams.


Who can proctor my exam?

Until further notice, students will be required to ask a supervisor, manager or broker principal to proctor their exam. The proctor's name, email, and phone number must be emailed to [email protected] for approval by the IBANS office. Also, your proctor cannot be registered for CAIB and taking exams themselves.


When can I expect my exam mark?

Please give 1-2 weeks for your mark. You can login to and click My Courses to find your mark. You will not be emailed, so it is your responsibility to check the site.


Can I defer my exam once I have booked it?

Since students now chose their own date, we are not accepting deferrals. The exception is an emergency.


How do I pay for the exam?

You pay directly when you register for the exam. You can choose credit card or invoice. If you choose credit card you can either enter the number, or have someone call in the number. Please Note: You must call Captus Press, they aren't going to phone you for the number. If you choose invoice, the cheque must be received and processed before you can write. If payment is not received before you exam date, you aren't permitted to write.


Can I skip over questions during the exam and then come back to answer them?

Yes, you can and you will easily be able to see which questions you skipped over.