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Online Assessment

For field staff, office staff, officers and crew

Online Assessment

IAATO provides an online assessment for field and office staff, officers and crew, to test their knowledge of working in the field and their understanding of  the contents of the Field Operations Manual (FOM).

The intent behind this is to provide a free-to-the-user training mechanism for new staff to test their knowledge of matters relevant to Antarctic guiding. The online assessment also serves as a mechanism for established staff to refresh their knowledge and become familiar with new information prior to the season commencing.

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has made it mandatory for all guides to have passed the relevant online assessment annually before guiding in South Georgia.

An instant Certificate of Achievement is available for download to those who pass one of the assessments. The online assessment certificate aims to provide a confirmation of your training and experience.

If you have any further questions please email

Online Assessment for Field Staff

Field staff who have previously signed up for one of the assessments, regardless of employer, should continue to use their current login details. Use the password reset if you have forgotten your password (please see Forgot Password on the login page).

Staff who have not registered for one of the assessments yet can create a new account directly by logging into the Online Assessments site. Once you have signed in, please change your password in the My Account section. For further information, please check out the video tutorial available in the dashboard of your account.

Take the online assessment