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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.
Who is allowed to proctor my exams?
  • Testing Centers affiliated with the National Testing Association.
  • Testing Centers located at accredited post-secondary colleges, community colleges or universities.
  • Professional librarians currently employed in public or private libraries.
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.
My proctor is not able to proctor one of my exams?
  • First, check with your proctor to see if another person in their department is available and willing to proctor on their behalf. If there is someone who can substitute have your proctor send us the contact information for the substitute and we will add it to the proctor’s registration form.
  • Contact information includes: Name, Email Address, Phone Number and Title