Powering Finance Assessment

Your items, your item bank, securely delivered anywhere.

As your test development, delivery and technology partner, we’ll give you the confidence and control you desire over your finance assessment programme. With the best team, platform, and the collaborative benefits of the fastest growing community in testing, you’ll be glad your finance exams are powered by Surpass.

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CPA Canada (Chartered Professional Accountants Canada)
ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
ACT (The Association of Corporate Treasurers)

Discover our remote invigilation solution to securely deliver tests online

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Case Study - Delivering assessments in challenging times with Surpass

Delivering finance assessments in challenging times

When testing centres were closed, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada had to change how they delivered their examinations. Watch our case study video to find how they did this with the help of a lot of hotel rooms, and also their experience using task-based simulations.

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CPA Canada were finalists for the Surpass Innovation Award in 2022.

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Get an overview of Surpass in 120 seconds.

Surpass is a market-leading, professional, end-to-end assessment platform used for the authoring, banking, administration, delivery, marking, and reporting of computer and paper-based tests. With Surpass powering your assessments, you’ll be able to create exams with spreadsheet-based questions, and authentic financial scenarios for delivery anywhere in the world.

You’re in control of your Item Bank

With our advanced item banking capabilities, you can securely create and manage your finance assessment programme with ease.

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Use secure and stand-alone Word and Spreadsheet editors in Surpass.

In addition to standard question types, the File Attach item allows candidates to work in secure and stand-alone Word and Spreadsheet editors. These external applications provide additional exam security, locking down candidates’ devices and restricting access to other apps during the exam.

Discover the power of Task Based Simulations.

The Task Based Simulation (TBS) item type in Surpass lets you create complex questions that reflect real world and work-based scenarios, particularly for accountancy and finance exams. Some benefits of this item type include:

  • Auto-marking for consistency across exams.
  • Metadata and binary data points for greater analysis.
  • Reduced costs and increased efficiency in exam creation and delivery.

Choose a delivery method that suits you

Case Study - Remote Invigilation: The Future of Online Testing

Test your learners wherever they are, in person or remotely.

For ultimate flexibility over the delivery of your finance assessment programme, give learners the option to take their test in a centre, or using our secure online invigilation solution from the home or workplace.

See how early adopters of remote invigilation, the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), use Remote Proctoring with Surpass in our Finance case study.

Deliver tests securely with the Surpass Test Driver.

The secure and resilient Surpass Test Driver can be installed on any device, allowing your learners to take their test anywhere in the world, even in areas with poor internet connectivity.

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Choose your delivery partner.

Got a preferred third-party test driver? No problem. Surpass tests are delivery agnostic, so you can build the right test, first time with our innovative technology, and export for delivery via a vendor of your choice.

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[Surpass] are flexible and sensitive to end user needs; they have developed a unique assessment tool in the Advanced Question Type, combining the functionality of word-processing and computational aspects of spread sheeting. They work hard to meet the customer's suggested improvements and changes and can be relied upon to work with both customer and end-user feedback to improve the product.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

WJEC have pushed the boundaries of onscreen summative assessment, creating some engaging and innovative question content which has been delivered in high stakes summative assessments.


The computer based assessments we have developed with [Surpass] enable us to assess students’ skills and knowledge in a robust way that reflects and prepares them for the workplace of today.

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

When we saw Surpass we were really excited about it! It was a fully web-based solution. It didn’t require that users install anything on their machines, so that made it much easier to use and all the features were designed to be intuitive. Without any formal training, an item author could go in and start using Surpass to create items. That was really a key reason why we selected it.

NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners)

A key factor in our selection of Surpass was how clean and simple the authoring environment is. Our Clinicians, who produce our question items, do not have time to learn a complex IT process, but we knew we could just give them access to the tool and they would have no problems creating questions.

RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)

We chose to work with Surpass as it had a great reputation with our Centers and they provide a lot of flexibility in the way exams can be set up and delivered, allowing us to offer a broad range of assessment options. We’ve particularly found their online help and support really useful, which includes on-screen prompts which are very easy to navigate.

ABC Awards (Part of Skills & Education Group)

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The Surpass Community is an international group of assessment experts with the common goal of utilizing technology to improve the assessment experience for everyone. Get the latest from this growing community here:

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Surpass pre-release webinar for 12.33

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Ready to take the next step in assessment?

Our team of experts have helped organisations transition to Surpass in a matter of days. From experienced solutions architects who help you understand how our technology can enhance your certification programme, to dedicated training and support so you can get to grips with everything Surpass has to offer, we’re here for you every step of the way.

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