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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

The compliance test is made up of a series of multiple choice questions covering industry legislation. The test can be completed over a 24 hour period, and takes around 45 minutes to complete. The number of questions in the test ranges between 30 and 57 depending on the type of recruitment carried out.

The test has been designed so that agencies only answer questions that relate to the type of business that they operate in. To pass the test agencies must achieve at least 80% and answer all ‘red flag’ questions correctly - these questions relate to the placement of candidates who work with vulnerable people.


Online compliance test

Only recruitment agencies that have passed the online compliance test are able to use the REC logo, including within tender and marketing documents.

New corporate members have three attempts to pass within three months from the date they are invited to take the test - this will usually be when initial payment has been received and the relevant checks have been undertaken. The first attempt must be taken within one month of receiving our invitation. When you log into the test it will ask you if you are adopting REC’s contracts or retaining your own. If you wish to continue to use your own contract you’ll need to upload them so that we can check they are compliant.

  • All members must pass the REC compliance test to enter and subsequently remain in membership
  • Take a look at our compliance test workshop slides for guidance. There's also a trial test available
  • REC members can also choose to go through REC Audited which covers areas such as customer service, staff development and client management.

 

Take the test

REC Corporate members must pass the REC compliance test every two years to renew their membership.

Only recruitment agencies that have demonstrated they are fully compliant with the law and higher ethical standards demanded by the REC Code are able to remain members and use the REC logo.

  • All members must pass the REC compliance test to enter and subsequently remain in membership
  • Take a look at our compliance test workshop slides for guidance. There's also a trial test available
  • REC members can also choose to go through REC Audited which covers areas such as customer service, staff development and client management.

Take the test

Need help with the compliance test?

This test means we know you are compliant, it's not to catch you out. This pack will help you understand the topics covered in the test.

If you need any further help, get in touch with our complaince team who will be happy to assist. 

Download the support pack