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I need to find a what? Understanding the test proctoring process.
You are registered for an online class
and on the first day as you read through the syllabus you
discover you need to have your exams proctored?
What exactly does this mean?
Proctors ensure the reliability of test results by
validating the identity of the test taker, monitoring the
testing conditions and ensuring the security of the test
itself. The Distance Learning office at LCSC as well as it's
outreach centers, located in Coeur d'Alene, Grangeville,
Lapwai and Orofino, are equipped to provide proctoring
services for students in online and web-enhanced classes.
for more information.
What if I can't make it to an approved proctor
If you are not close to the LCSC
Distance Learning office, or an outreach center you can make
arrangements to have a test proctored by qualified person in
your community. If you do need to make arrangements for a
proctor, it is recommended that you make arrangements at
least a week in advance of the testing date.
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What qualifies someone to be a proctor?
Personal friends, family members, and co-workers are not
approved proctors. For a complete list of proctor
What can I expect
when I arrive to take a proctored exam?
you arrive to take a proctored exam, be prepared to provide
photo identification as well as information concerning your
class, such as the title and the name of the instructor.
Unless specifically allowed by your instructor, you will not
be allowed the use of any notes or other unapproved items
during the test. You also want to allow yourself enough time
to take your exam without feeling rushed, so plan to at
least an hour or two before the particular testing center
For more information on proctoring services,
including outreach center office hours, and proctor request
guidelines, visit the Test Proctor Information link located
on the left hand side of the Distance Learning website.
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