Proctored Testing | Thomas Nelson Community College

Proctored Testing

What is Proctored Testing?

A proctored test is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while 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?

Students that wish to take a test at a site other than Thomas Nelson:

1. Must complete a Proctor Request form for each course and submit it to the course instructor. 
2. The student and proctor are required to sign the verification form mailed with the tests (Test Receipt).  
3. It is the responsibility of the student to provide postage to mail the test materials back to Thomas Nelson Community College.

Who can proctor a test for you?

The proctor may be someone at an approved location, which include educational institutions (schools or colleges/universities), public libraries, or government offices. Proctors may not be a relative, friend, or fellow student. Proctors are expected to answer questions on test-taking procedures, not test content.  Proctors are required to monitor test-taking, as well as mail the test, answer sheet, or other materials back to the Thomas Nelson Community College Testing Center or the instructor (as directed by the instructor).  Students are not permitted to leave the testing area until the test has been completed.