Using the Proctored Exam Portal

Proctored exams can be completed at an exam center or with an approved proctor. You can submit proctors for approval and select a proctor or exam center for each of your proctored exams using our proctored exam portal.


Log in to the Portal

Log in to the portal using your Penn State Access Account ID and password.

 

Review Your Upcoming Exams

You can view your upcoming proctored exams on the Proctored Exams page. Any proctors you have already selected for exams will appear on this page. You can select a proctor or change the proctor you have selected by choosing "Select a Proctor" or "Change Proctor" for each exam.

If you do not have any approved proctors, you will need to select an exam center where you will take each exam, or nominate a new proctor for approval.

Proctored Exams

 

Review Your Proctors or Nominate a New Proctor

You can review your proctors or nominate a new proctor for approval on the My Proctors page.

Proctors

To choose a default proctor for upcoming exams, check the "default" box next to the proctor's name, check the "Set this proctor as my default proctor for all upcoming exams" box below the table, and select "Save Default Proctor." If you select a default proctor, that proctor will be pre-selected for your upcoming exams. You will still have the option to change proctors for any upcoming exams even if you have selected a default proctor.

To nominate a new proctor for approval, first review our criteria for acceptable proctors and collect any required verification documents needed for your proctor. You can submit these documents online when you nominate the proctor.

When you are ready to nominate your proctor for approval, select "Nominate a New Proctor."

  1. On the next screen, you will need to enter the proctor's information and then select "Submit."
  2. On the following screen you will have an opportunity to upload any required proctor verification documents. Once you have uploaded documents, select "Submit" on this page to complete your new proctor nomination.
  3. You will receive an email from records@outreach.psu.edu to your Penn State email account, notifying you whether your proctor has been approved.

Nominate a Proctor

 

Select a Proctor for an Exam

You can select an approved proctor for an upcoming exam on the "Proctored Exams" page.

1. Choose "Select a Proctor" for the appropriate exam.

Select a Proctor

2. On the next screen, you will be asked if you wish to take the exam with a proctor or at an exam center. Choose "I will select one of my approved proctors."

Choose a proctor or exam center

3. On the next screen, select the proctor you wish to choose for the exam, and choose "Next."

Choose one of your proctors

4. On the next screen, review the proctor that you have selected. Use the "Change" button to change the proctor if you want to choose a different proctor. Choose "Finish" to finalize the proctor you have chosen. Note that when you take an exam with an individual proctor and not at an exam center, you must make arrangements with the proctor to schedule the exam during the scheduled exam dates.

Review the selected proctor

5. Your selected proctor will now appear with the exam on the Proctored Exams page.

Proctor appears with exam

 

Select an Exam Center for an Exam

You can choose an exam center for an upcoming exam on the Proctored Exams page.

1. Choose "Select a Proctor" for the appropriate exam.

Select a proctor

2. On the next screen, you will be asked if you wish to take the exam with a proctor or at an exam center. Choose "I would like to take this exam at an exam center."

Choose a proctor or exam center

3. On the next screen, choose the exam center you wish to use from the dropdown menu.

Choose an exam center.

4. If you have not chosen the Outreach Testing Center, the next screen will allow you to change the exam center you have chosen, or to finalize your choice by clicking "Finish." Note that you will need to make arrangements with the exam center you have chosen to schedule the exam during the scheduled exam dates.

Review the exam center

5. If you have chosen the Outreach Testing Center, the next screen will allow you to choose a date and timeslot for the exam or to book the exam date and time later.

Schedule the exam center

6. To book the exam later, select "Book later."

7. To choose a date and timeslot for the exam now, select a date by typing a date into the box or clicking on the calendar icon and then on the date you wish to choose. Then select "View timeslots on this date" and choose the timeslot when you wish to take the exam. Select "Book timeslot" to schedule the exam.

Choose a timeslot for the exam

8. Your selected exam center will now appear with the exam on the Proctored Exams page. If you selected the Outreach Testing Center but did not choose a date and timeslot for the exam, you can select "Schedule" for this exam when you are ready to schedule the exam.

Exam center appears with exam