How do I create an account?

You can create a new account using this link create a new account or using the link next to the login button on the front page.

For a walkthrough please see the following video:

This is a demonstration of how to create an account.

Click the "Create new account" link, below the "Login" button. Fill in your details in the appropriate boxes.

The SQA Academy uses a "Captcha" system to prevent spam. Type in the two words in the pictures with a space between them. If you cannot understand the words, click "Get another Captcha" and you will see two different words. You can repeat this as often as needed until you get a pair of readable words.

You can also change the type of Captcha, click "Get an audio Captcha" to change to an audio prompt.

"Please type every number you hear, spaces are not required. 1,0,6,8,4."

An audio Captcha reads out words and numbers, only enter the numbers you hear. The audio is meant to be hard to recognise, so computers can't analyse it, but if it is too hard to understand you can click "Get another Captcha" to get a new audio Captcha.

"Please type every number you hear, spaces are not required. 0,0,1,7,3."

You can repeat this as often as needed until you get understandable audio.

When you have filled out all your details and completed the Captcha, click "create my new account". You should see a notice saying you have been sent an email. You need to click a link in this email to activate your account.

Go to your email account. The email might not appear immediately, please be patient. If the email has not shown up within half an hour and you urgently need access, please contact the SQA Academy team. When the email arrives, open it. Click on the long link within the email, or copy and paste it into your browser address bar and press enter or click the go button.

You will get a message to say your account has been confirmed. Your account is now active and you can log into the SQA Academy. You can check if you are logged in by looking at the top right hand side of the window.

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