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What is a proctor and why do I need one?
  • A proctor is a person who monitors students taking exams.
  • To ensure the integrity of the assessment process it is the responsibility of the proctor to see that students follow an instructors guidelines for each exam.
  • Proctors must be unbiased individuals who, in general, have no personal association or affiliation with the student(s) they proctor.
  • No company employee (managers, co-workers, etc.) is allowed to act as a proctor.
  • Proctoring in a private residence or setting is NOT permissible.
I've never had a proctor before.  Where should I start?
  • National College Testing Association is an association of testing centers that wish to have their services listed for students needing proctoring services.
  • If you are not able to locate an acceptable testing site using the link above; review the information on who is allowed to act as a proctor and locate an organization that meets our criteria.
  • Once you have located a suitable proctor, fill out and submit the Off-Campus Proctor Registration Form.
Acceptable Proctors
  • Testing Centers affiliated with the National Testing Association (NCTA)
  • Testing Centers located at accredited post-secondary colleges/community colleges or universities - including, but not limited to those listed on NCTA (*those listed on NCTA are not the only testing centers available. Many schools not listed offer testing services).
  • Certified librarians currently employed in public or private libraries or colleges and universities.
  • ProctorU (not an option for paper exams and not available for all courses)
  • Professional Learning/tutoring centers
  • Educational officers of a corporation or military branch
Unacceptable Proctors
  • Relatives or spouses/partners/significant others
  • Friends and/or roommates
  • Co-workers, supervisors or business associates
  • Peers
  • Undergraduate students
  • Athletic coaches
  • Anyone who does not have a professional email address (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. are unacceptable)
  • Anyone who cannot provide a computer with internet access for up to 2 or 3 hours
  • Anyone who cannot monitor the student during the exam.
At what locations am I allowed to take my exams?
  • Testing Centers or Libraries.
  • Exams MUST be taken at the center or library business locations.
  • Proctoring in a private residence or setting is NOT permissible.
Do proctors charge for their services?
  • Students should check with the testing center or proctor about any charges levied.
  • Any charges are the responsibility of the student.
Are there any technical requirements needed by proctors?
  • Proctors must have access to the Internet.
  • Proctors should have an official business email account (not free email accounts like hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc).
  • The proctor should also have access to a printer and scanner.
Can I use a proctor that was previously used?
  • Yes, you may use a previous proctor. Be sure to check with the proctor to be certain they are still willing to proctor for you.
  • If so, fill out and submit the appropriate proctor registration form.
May I change proctors?
  • Yes, please fill out and submit a new test registration form.


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