Welcome to ProctorU


The service that lets you take an exam 24/7!

COVID-19 Impact Notice:


Thank you for your patience as we work to meet the increased demand for remote proctoring services. Please note that there may be periods where wait times are longer than normal.

Please schedule your exams as early as possible. This ensures you get a time and date that works best for you. Our support team will not be able to override exam times. We greatly appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

How it works

If you're a student at a college or university, watch this video.
 
 

If you're a candidate for a certification, professional testing organization, pre-employment, or any non-higher education exam, watch this video.


What to Expect


  • Be in a private, well-lit room
  • Clear your workspace
  • Have your photo I.D. ready
  • Close all third-party programs
  • No non-religious head coverings
  • No duplicate computer monitors

Technical Requirements


After reviewing the requirements below log into your ProctorU account
TEST YOUR EQUIPMENT HERE.

TYPE MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
Internet Connection Wifi Connection Wired Connection
PC Users Windows 8 (Windows 10 S mode is not supported) Windows 10 (10 S mode is not supported)
Mac Users macOS 10.13 (Oldest Still Maintained Version) MacOS 10.15
CPU more than 2 core CPU
less than 85% CPU Usage
more than 4 core CPU
less than 50% CPU Usage
Webcam
640x480 resolution 1280x720 resolution
Internet Download Speed 1 Mbps 12 Mbps
Internet Upload Speed 1 Mbps 3 Mbps
RAM 4 GB
less than 90% Ram Usage
16 GB
less than 70% Usage
Connectivity Ports 1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP 1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080 and above
Chromebook Users (Only for Automated Proctoring. Is not Supported for Live Proctoring) Chrome device is running the latest version of Chrome OS. Chrome device is running the latest version of Chrome OS.

Important Notice For MacOS X Catalina And Big Sur Users

Apple increased security features with the release of OS X Catalina. To avoid technical issues during your exam session, you must enable screen recordings. Watch our step-by-step tutorial below or read more through the link.

Note: There may be additional steps needed to allow ProctorU remote access, however, those can not be completed until the time of your exam. The steps above are for a successful connection before you're with a proctor.

Other Requirements

A functioning microphone (sometimes web cameras have built-in microphones).

One of the following compatible web browsers (click to download):
Google Chrome (preferred)
Mozilla Firefox

The ProctorU Extension
(click to download):
Chrome Extension
Firefox Extension

Not Supported

At this time we do not support the following; however, we are working on solutions to accommodate every platform.

  1. Google Chromebooks (supported for automated proctoring)
  2. Android tablets (Nexus 7, etc.)
  3. iOS tablets (iPad, iPad mini, etc.)
  4. Linux operating systems
  5. Microsoft Windows 10 in S mode
  6. Microsoft Surface RT

Note: We do not proctor computers running within virtual machines. If you are running within a virtual machine when you connect with us, you will be asked to exit your virtual machine and reconnect using your host operating system to take your test.

Note: We do not support development previews, beta builds, or release candidates of any operating system unless specified.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is my login for ProctorU the same as the credentials I use on my institution website?

Not necessarily. The credentials you use to log into ProctorU are chosen by you at the time you create your ProctorU profile.

What if I forgot the username/password to my institution’s testing website?

Unfortunately, we cannot help you recover the username or password for your testing website.

Does my exam begin when I connect with ProctorU?

No, the allotted time for your exam does not begin until the exam has been unlocked by your proctor.

I forgot my ProctorU password. What can I do?

Click here to reset your password. Enter the email associated with your account and we’ll send you a password reset email.

Are breaks allowed during my exam?

It depends on the rules your institution or organization gave us. Your proctor will be able to tell you the day of your exam if any breaks are allowed and how many you can take.

What time should I arrive for my exam?

Arrive at the time you selected when you scheduled the exam. If you have any technical difficulty or any other problems preventing you from logging in at your scheduled exam time, use Live Chat or call us at 855-772-8678.

Can you bill me later for the cost of my exam?

Not at this time. If there is a fee for your exam, it will need to be paid in full before your appointment. However, many school bookstores have ProctorU access cards available that can be purchased in advance with financial aid funds. Contact your campus bookstore for more information.

How far in advance should I cancel or reschedule an exam?

Let us know at least 24 hours before your appointment if you need to cancel. If you fail to show up for a scheduled exam without notice, you will not be eligible for a refund.

If you reschedule your appointment to be taken within 72 hours of scheduling, you will be charged an additional fee. To avoid it, schedule exams at least 72 hours in advance.