ProctorU, the world’s leading test proctoring company, has moved its headquarters from Livermore, California, to Birmingham, Alabama. The previous CEO was based out of Livermore, but the current CEO, Scott McFarland, lives in Birmingham.
Speaking to the Birmingham Business Journal, McFarland said, “We’re moving it back to Birmingham because our entire engineering team and founder live here, as well as myself. We have a longstanding relationship with UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham), so we hire a lot of students out of UAB and they’re a long term customer of ours. We are working closely with them and it’s a great relationship.”
The new CEO has high hopes for filling the 20,000-square-foot office space in Hoover, Alabama, over the next few months. ProctorU still has two proctoring centers in California, as well as two in the Philippines. Another center will be opening soon in Dominica. Read more here.
ProctorU provides distance proctoring services for colleges, universities and certification organizations that offer examinations online. The service allows students to take their exams from nearly anywhere in a secured environment. ProctorU uses a patented three-step process that confirms that the student who registered for the exam is the student who is taking the exam and is following the institution’s testing requirements. The service is modeled after the in-classroom experience and proctors monitor the entire process in order to ensure that a high level of integrity is maintained throughout the exam. ProctorU offers live, person-to-person, real-time monitoring to nearly 1,000 colleges, universities and certification organizations, including the University of Florida and Northwestern University. ProctorU operates dedicated proctoring centers in Folsom, Calif., Livermore, Calif. and Hoover, Ala.