Shorthand exam bookings

Covid-19 and exam schedules: shorthand exams are currently postponed up to and including 1 May 2020. Please see the latest exam schedules for 2019-20 and 2020-21. 

2019-20 exam dates and start times - May and June 2020

2020-21 exam dates and start times - July 2020 to July 2021

Booking Information

An exam can be booked up to 2 weeks prior to the date it takes place. All candidates to sit the exam must be listed at time of booking. Please do not rebook an exam to add additional candidates. 

All shorthand exams are taken and invigilated using the Cirrus online exams platform. If you require a copy of the latest shorthand admin pack which includes exam documentation and procedures, please contact [email protected]

Exam Booking Form

Section 1: Exam details

Section 2: Candidate Details

Please use this Word template or this Excel template as a basis for your candidate details.

Download the candidate entry template, enter details as appropriate and upload it via the field below. Please ensure candidates are listed alphabetically by surname, A-Z. The NCTJ require clear alphabetised candidate lists for the purpose of accurately scheduling and checking exams in Cirrus, confirming results and issuing certificates back to centres in the shortest time-frame.

Exam Procedures

Before commencing an exam, invigilation staff should read the documentation contained in the shorthand administration pack and ensure they are familar with procedures. These must be adhered to and the "Procedures for Candidates" and "Cirrus login instructions" must be handed out to candidates. Any departure from the NCTJ's conditions may render the examination void.

Invigilators can locate the shorthand admin pack within their unique NCTJ website login.Or please contact the NCTJ and we will provide it to you.