Social partnership is a core principle of vocational education and training, and the same is true of examinations. Despite differing individual perspectives, both sides face the same challenges. These must be resolved jointly. The Vocational Education and Training Modernisation Act (BBiMoG) made changes aimed at reducing the workload of volunteer examiners whilst also seeking to enhance the attractiveness of the role. Digitalisation too is an intrinsic source of potential for the modernisation of examinations. Franziska Hamann-Wachtel of the service sector trade union ver.di and Andrea Sitzmann from the Lower Franconia Chamber of Crafts and Trades (HWK) explain how all of this is currently reflected in examination practice and talk about the areas in which further development and action are required.