Exam Proctoring: Finding a Proctor

Here are some simple ideas and limitations that will help you find a proctor easily and quickly. Following the proctoring guidelines will help you have a smooth exam process. To protect the integrity of examinations, personal laptops are not allowed and exams may not be administered in a private residence; only in a professional proctored environment. (Please note: ProctorU is an exception to this rule. Please visit their website for additional guidelines and requirements.)

Ecampus reserves the right to reject any proposed proctor or any previously approved proctor. Picking a proctor who does not meet the acceptable proctor criteria may delay your proctor request. To submit your proctor choice, you will need to complete the exams and proctoring form.

Acceptable proctors

  • Official testing center at a community college or university
  • College/university administrators, tenure and tenure track faculty, and academic advisors will only be considered when an official testing center is not available
  • NCTA certified testing centers (*Being a NCTA member does not mean they are NCTA certified)
  • Certified librarians at a public library, college, or university (Note: not all libraries offer the service and not all meet our requirements)
  • ProctorU (not an option for paper exams and not available for all courses)
  • Educational officers of a military installation or correctional facility
  • OSU County extension offices

All proctors must have a verifiable professional email address, be able to provide a computer with internet access for up to two hours and monitor the student during the exam. All proctors must be approved by Ecampus Testing. Previous approval of a proctor does not automatically guarantee approval in subsequent terms or for subsequent exams.

Unacceptable proctors

  • Any proctor that has previously demonstrated an inability to comply with our guidelines
  • College/university adjunct faculty, GTA's, and visiting lecturers
  • K-12 employees including teachers, principals, and counselors
  • Athletic coaches
  • Relatives or spouses/partners/significant others
  • Friends and/or roommates of the student or student's family
  • Coworkers, supervisors or business associates
  • Peers or students (either OSU or from other institutions) 
  • Anyone who does not have a verifiable, professional email address (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. are unacceptable)
  • Anyone who cannot provide a computer with internet access for up to two hours
  • Anyone who cannot monitor the student during the exam (note that many libraries have difficulty with this requirement)

This list is not all inclusive and Ecampus may deny any proctor that appears unacceptable. Ecampus reserves the right to revise this list at anytime without notice.

Problems finding a proctor?

Email Ecampus Testing or call 800-667-1465 or 541-737-9281. Our office hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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