FIEP Proposals on the Development of Remote Vocational Examination System Have Been Approved by the Presidential National Council for Vocational Qualifications

25 March 2021

The Presidential National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ) has adopted proposals from the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) to develop a system for the remote passing of the theoretical part of vocational examinations.

The National Qualifications Development Agency (NQDA) has presented the results of the 2020 pilot testing of a model for the theoretical part of the vocational examinations using digital technology, in which only 5 CVQs have participated so far. As part of the NQDA project, the Online Examination digital resource has been created. However, a number of the strongest CVQs, including those in the nanoindustry, have already developed digital services providing the opportunity to take vocational exams remotely.

Alexandr Shokhin, Chairman of the NCVQ and President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, suggested taking into account the comments of the NCVQ Working Group on the development of the qualifications assessment system and analyzing the experience of “strong CVQs where remote exams have been set up on a large scale”. According to Alexandr Shokhin, еhe NQDA’s unified digital system should adjust towards the CVQ’s best practices.

“Indeed, in order to scale up this approach, work needs to be done to dock all the existing information resources of the Councils and NQDA. This is required in order to create modern and accessible services for citizens wishing to prove their vocational qualifications. We have gained considerable experience over the past year, and we are ready to make proposals for adjustments to the proposed model for the digitalization of independent qualifications assessment,” assured Angelina Volkova, the Head of Vocational Qualifications Development at FIEP, Executive Secretary of the Working Group on the NCVQ Qualifications Assessment System Development under the RF President.


The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.