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Proctored Testing

Many online courses require proctored exams. The proctor's role is to verify the identity of the student taking the exam and supervise to ensure that the instructions specified by the instructor are carried out. Generally students go to the proctor's location of business and take exams under the proctor's supervision.

Where do I find a Proctor?

Students living within 20 miles of a USU Regional Campus should schedule exams at the center nearest to them. Students who do not live near a USU Regional Campus will need to find someone to proctor their exams. Please see the Materials and Testing Website for our USU testing locations and details on selecting a certified proctor.

Who can be a Proctor?

All of our currently certified proctors can be found on the Materials and Testing Services website. If there are no existing certified proctors in your area, you may also invite one through the system to become certified by USU.

Examples of Acceptable Proctors

  • College or professional testing center staff
  • Full-time school or public librarian
  • Military education director
  • Embassy education officer

Relatives, co-workers (of you or your family), and friends (of you or your family) are not eligible to proctor exams. Current and former USU students are also ineligible. Proctors must provide a professional e-mail account and physical work address to verify her/his title. Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or similar addresses will not be accepted.