On September 11, 2023 certification exams of Precinct Election Commission (PEC) head officials is launched.
The mentioned process is a novelty provided by the electoral reform. The campaign to inform citizens about the exam and to prepare for it has been running since May. According to the results of registration, 6299 citizens express willingness to pass the exam, which, taking into account the number of places available for the exam, is 91% (information about the number of examinees registered according to examination centers is available at the link (in Georgian)).
In order to organize the certification exams, the CEC and the Training Centre carried out complex works. Examination centers for the announced exam were launched in 16 municipalities of the country. The appropriate infrastructure has been established, the members of the exam secretariat trained by the Training Centre will provide services to the citizens at the locations selected for passing the exam.
For the attention of those who wish to pass the exam:
The examinee will be admitted to the certification exam only once, according to the examination center indicated in the registration card, indicating the examination date and time.
For the purpose of going through the admission procedure in the examination hall, the citizen must appear at the center 10 minutes before the start time of the examination. Examinee must hold the identity card of the citizen of Georgia or the passport of the citizen of Georgia.
During the exam, the examinee is prohibited from: leaving the examination hall; use of normative acts, law commentaries, manuals, records or other similar material; speaking, giving or receiving help, obstructing another person in any way; access and use of technical means, including mobile phone.
An examinee who does not show up for the exam, shows up late, or violates the established rules during the exam, will be removed from the exam.
Certification exam is being conducted via e-testing method. The duration of the exam is 1 hour. 24 exam tests are automatically selected for the examinee in the electronic program, using a random selection method, the correct answer for each test is evaluated with 1 point. Minimum passing level is 24 points. To receive a positive assessment, the examinee must score 15 points. The validity period of the certificate is determined by the period of 5 years after passing the exam.
The examination tests for the certification of PEC head officials, which are used unchanged for the certification exam, are available at the link.
LEPL Centre for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training will administer the certification exams.