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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.

  1. Go to Materials and Testing Services
  2. Select the button under USU Students, Faculty & Staff Login to log in
  3. Log in with your A# and Password
  4. Select Find a Proctor
  5. Search for a proctor by Location or Name
  6. From the list of available proctors, select View Proctor Details
  7. When you find the proctor you want to use, contact her/him to make sure s/he is willing to proctor for you
  8. Select Save Proctor at the bottom of the page in order to give the proctor access to your exam information
  9. Contact the proctor to schedule your exam
If you can not find a local proctor, you can contact someone in your area to be a proctor and select Invite a proctor to have them certified.

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.

How do I take a proctored exam?

Computer Exam

  1. Make an appointment to take your exam with your proctor
  2. Travel to library, school, or testing center where you will be taking the exam
  3. Log into Canvas and open the exam
  4. You will be prompted to enter an access code
  5. The proctor will enter the access code for you
  6. Take the exam (the proctor will observe you while taking the exam)
  7. When you finish the exam, submit it and log out of Canvas
  8. Turn in any scratch paper, formula sheets, etc. to your proctor

Paper Exam

  1. Make an appointment to take your exam with your proctor
  2. Travel to library, school, or testing center where you will be taking the exam
  3. The proctor will print out the exam and give it to you
  4. Take the exam (the proctor will observe you while taking the exam)
  5. When you finish the exam, turn it in to your proctor along with any scratch paper