Student Exam Proctoring

Some classes require one or more proctored exams during the term. Taking a proctored exam means formally identifying yourself and taking an exam under the supervision of a proctor, either at an authorized testing center or online. Check your course syllabus for exam requirements and proctoring forms. 
You must make an appointment in order to receive testing at the locations below (you may be turned away otherwise).


Student Responsibilities - Proctored Exams

There are several ways to arrange for your proctored exams. You can make an appointment at a CR Testing center near you (see above); you can arrange for your own local authorized proctor to administer the exam; or you can arrange with your instructor to take the exam online using Proctorio (see the Proctoring FAQ, below - "What is an Online-Proctored Exam?").

  • If you are taking the exam in a Testing Center, it is very important to reserve a testing time well in advance of the actual date you need to take the exam.
  • If you are not using a CR Testing Center, you should find a proctor well in advance of the actual date you need to take the exam. Your instructor will need time to approve the proctor and forward testing information to them. Check your class syllabus and Canvas site for specific course proctoring information. Please review Proctoring Form A and Proctoring Form B 
  • If using an off campus proctor, you are responsible for paying any fees associated with having your exam proctored.
  • When making your appointment, check to find out what type of identification you will be required to bring.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, you will access your proctored exam the same way you would normally access an exam. In most cases, this means logging into your Canvas class site and opening the exam link. The only difference is that the proctor will have to enter a password for you. 
  • Be sure to find out what resources (such as calculators, scratch paper, notebooks, etc.) you are allowed to use during the exam. The proctor will not allow you to use any resource unless it has been cleared by the instructor.

Proctoring FAQ

A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam and agrees to fulfill the proctor responsibilities required by the instructor.

The proctor will verify a student’s identity by checking a photo ID and will ensure academic integrity guidelines during exams are followed (e.g., no notes, textbooks, outside assistance, etc.)

Some courses allow you to take your tests online, from home or anywhere you like, using an online test proctoring service called Proctorio. Your course syllabus will explain how Proctorio works if your instructor allows it. You can also take your test online through Canvas under the administration of a proctor. Your proctor will need to have a computer with internet access available for you to take your online exams. You will not be permitted to utilize your own personal computer. Once you have accessed your exam in Canvas, the proctor will enter a password that will open the exam up to you.
Some but not all online classes require a proctor for one or more exams. Check your syllabus to determine whether or not you will need a proctor and contact your instructor if you need help arranging for one. It is the student’s responsibility to locate and designate an acceptable proctor before the exam time frame. 

Acceptable proctors include any established College of the Redwoods testing center or any of the following individuals: Librarian, testing coordinator, administrator, or teacher at an elementary or secondary school, community college, or university. In addition, military chaplains, testing administrators, education services officers, or prison officials are acceptable. Relatives, direct supervisors, co-workers, or anyone the student has a personal relationship with, are not qualified proctors and will be denied. Any individual who cannot provide a suitable testing environment will also be denied as a proctor. To be approved to administer exams, a proctor must be affiliated with a suitable organization, such as a college, school, library or educational testing facility. Contact information provided for the proctor must be affiliated with this organization (e.g., phone number and e-mail address)..
Yes! You must make an appointment in order to receive testing (you may be turned away otherwise) You must bring a picture ID with you when taking the exam Any materials designated by your instructor (Check the syllabus).
Once you’ve identified a person who agrees to be your proctor, you must complete and return to your instructor the Form B: “Student/Proctor Agreement Form (Links to an external site)” before the prearranged due date.The Instructor will send an email confirming receipt of the proctor information. After your proctor has been approved they will receive detailed proctoring instructions via email.
Once your proctor has been approved and receives the proctoring instructions, you will be able to take the exam at the day/time agreed upon between you and your proctor. Bring a photo ID with you on the day of your exam. You will not be able to bring extra materials with you to the exam (e.g., purses, backpacks, notebooks, textbooks, phones, etc.) unless your instructor has specifically told you that certain items are permitted (e.g., book, certain type of calculator, etc.)