Proctored Testing

What is a Proctored Testing?

A proctored test is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while he or she is taking a test. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the testing process.

How do I know if I need a proctored exam?

Check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your online course. The need to take proctored tests and your test dates should be contained there. If you cannot make a determination from the syllabus, contact your instructor immediately for an answer.

What must I do to take a proctored exam?

If a students wishes to take a test at a site other than on campus at Thomas Nelson, they must complete a Proctor Request form and submit it to your instructor. The proctor may be someone at an educational institution (elementary school, high school, or college), someone at a religious institution (church, synagogue, etc) or a government institution (public library, government office, etc). Proctors may not be a relative, friend, or fellow student.

Proctors are required to monitor the test taking, and mail the test and answer sheet back to the Thomas Nelson Community College Testing Center (Make-Up, Distance Learning, and Placement) or your instructor (as directed by your instructor). Proctors should be able to answer questions on test taking procedures, not questions on test content. Students are not permitted to leave the testing area until the test has been completed and both the student and proctor are required to sign the verification form mailed with the tests (Test Receipt).

Please complete a separate proctor form for each course. It is the responsibility of the student to provide postage for mailing of test(s) back to Thomas Nelson Community College.

Send questions or comments to: 

  • The Distance Learning Office, Hamptonc campus, Diggs Hall room 160, (757) 825-2955