Take the SVI

The SVI should take between 25-30 minutes to complete. It is broken down into 11 sections including six questions.

Standardized Video Interview Timeframe

Section Time Allotted
Interviewee Agreement unlimited
Introductory Video (optional) 3 minutes
Technology Check     unlimited
Practice Attempt(s) (optional) unlimited
Question 1 30 seconds to read; 3 minutes to respond
 Question 2 30 seconds to read; 3 minutes to respond 
 Question 3 30 seconds to read; 3 minutes to respond 
Question 4 30 seconds to read; 3 minutes to respond 
Question 5 30 seconds to read; 3 minutes to respond 
Question 6 30 seconds to read; 3 minutes to respond 
Post-Interview Survey (optional) 10 minutes
Total Content Time 21 minutes
Total Seated Time Approximately 25 - 30 minutes

 Step-by-Step Guide to Taking the SVI

Know what to expect on the day you take the SVI.

  1. Find a private, quiet, and well-lit space where you can complete the interview by yourself and you are free of potential distractions. 
  2. When you are ready to complete the Standardized Video Interview, log in to the interview platform using the link sent in your personalized email invitation. Once in the interview platform: 

    • The system will automatically conduct a technology check to confirm that your equipment is working properly.

    • Click the “Take a Sample Interview” button and practice reading and responding to questions in the interview platform (optional). Watch your sample interviews to ensure that you’re satisfied with your camera position and audio quality.

  3. When you are ready to begin the official video interview, click the “Get Started” link. Once you receive the first question, you will have up to 30 seconds to read and reflect on the question and up to three minutes to record your response.
  4. Your Standardized Video Interview responses are not stored until you click the button on the screen that is either “Done answering, “Finish,” or a stop sign, depending on your device’s operating system. The interview platform sends an automated acknowledgment email stating “Interview Complete” shortly after your videos are uploaded to the system. 


SVI Essentials for the ERAS 2019 Season

The official policy and procedure guide for the Standardized Video Interview.

Application Preparation Guide

For more information on application preparation, review this guide. 

Contact the SVI Program

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET