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The Stakes Rise When a Raise is at Stake

There are thousands of certifications, accreditations, and licenses that can help professionals advance their careers. Some certifications simply exist to provide opportunities for continued professional learning and development, but more often than not, obtaining a certification can result in a higher salary or better chance for promotion. In some occupations, employers won’t even consider hiring…

Face off: The Pro Proctor vs. the Grad Student

Graduate students, pursuing lofty goals in academia and beyond, are normally a hardworking bunch. When canvassing grad students on any given campus, the normal answer is that, in between working and studying, an ordinary graduate student puts in 80-100 hours a week. In a typical graduate class, roughly three to five percent of the students…

Go Online for More Efficient Pre-Hire Examinations

Does your organization rely on pre-employment exams to ensure you hire the best candidates? Do you require candidates to take those exams in person or are they allowed to participate online? Believe it or not, you can bring your pre-employment exams directly to potential candidates without sacrificing exam security. If you utilize a secure online…

A Certification is Only Worth the Trust People Place in It

Does cheating only occur within the higher education spectrum? Professionals feel pressure to do well and gain certifications that will afford them employment or career advancement. It’s hard to believe that working professionals would seek ways to cheat the system, but unfortunately, some do. When you think professional, the word “doctor” may be one of…

Protect and Serve

Did you know that ⅓ of your test-takers may be trying to cheat? At ProctorU, we uphold the integrity of online examinations for both higher education and professional institutions. Academic dishonesty cheapens the importance of a degree or certification, making it less meaningful for those who earned it honestly. We understand the gravity of the…

It’s 1 a.m. Do You Know Where Your Proctor Is?

It’s 1 am. Do you know where your proctor is? ProctorU knows. They’re waiting to proctor your exam! With multiple online proctoring centers open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ProctorU is ready any time you are. And with the experience of proctoring over four million exams in 173 countries on all seven…

Before We Watch, We Listen

Before we ever proctor an institution’s exam, we listen to their people. We listen to what is needed to maintain full academic integrity. We ensure their exact specifications are understood and trained to our proctors clearly. We make sure their exams and information will be 100 percent secure. Before the exam begins, we review the…

How to Evaluate the Value of Your Online Degree

What does your institution’s online degree say to the world? That your students are committed, hardworking, and knowledgeable? That they persevered despite the fact that they chose not to attend the “traditional” classroom setting? That they are curious, critical, and sharp in real-world situations? Or does it say that they somehow achieved less than on-campus…

We Wrote the Book on Proctoring – Then We Re-Wrote It

Education is the great equalizer. People, no matter their circumstances, can better themselves and their lives when equipped with the right knowledge and skills to do so. One of higher education’s most noble pursuits is making knowledge accessible to all. However, recent economic trends have led to skyrocketing tuition costs* and increased criticisms of academic…