Exam Proctors

Online students who are not located in the greater Puget Sound area, or who are local but cannot take exams on campus, must arrange for a proctor to monitor their midterm(s) and final exam. Students planning to take exams on campus should confirm space availability with the course TA.

You should complete this form as soon as possible, and no less than five business days before your first exam using that proctor.

Proctor Requirements

A proctor will provide your exam, stay in the room with you during your exam to ensure that you comply with test conditions, and return the exam to CFRM attesting that all rules were followed.  Exams will be sent directly to your approved proctor and not to any other party.  Falsification of information, nominating a personal friend, significant other, family member, non-supervising coworker, or other abuse of the proctor process is a serious breach of academic integrity and may result in a certificate or degree being canceled or rescinded.

You must have an approved proctor for each midterm and final exam in all enrolled courses, which for MS students can involve several different dates and times every quarter.  Because of these scheduling demands, you may need to identify multiple proctors over the course of your study, but if they are available, you can use the same proctor for all exams/courses.  All proctors will expire at the end of each academic year and must be re-approved in September to keep using them.

UW proctors must be one of the following:

  • Staff at a testing or learning center (e.g., Kaplan, Kumon, Sylvan, Huntington)
  • Faculty at an accredited college or university
  • A school administrator, principal, counselor, or instructor
  • A librarian of a public library
  • A corporate education manager or HR professional
  • Staff of US embassies or consular offices
  • Commissioned officers of superior rank
  • A manager or supervisor at least one level above you at your employer

Proctor Approval

To begin the approval process: 

(1) Have your requested proctor complete and sign the proctor verification form.
(2) Collect a business card or signed letter on official company/organization letterhead to verify their position.
(3) Scan and save these documents as PDF files.
(4) Submit the departmental proctor registration form along with the above PDF files.

You will receive an email confirmation once your proctor is approved.  Remember that your exam will be emailed directly to your proctor and that the exam must be emailed back by the established deadline.  Exams will not be distributed to or accepted from students directly.