Proctoring rules and exam instructions vary based on the type of course attended. Please make sure to read all proctor information, as well as course specific instruction.
In order for someone to serve as your proctor, they must meet the definition of a disinterested third-party as defined below:
Disinterested Third-Party: Someone with no direct business or family relationship to the participant. For example, an agency principal, a supervisor, a subordinate, a friend or family member would NOT qualify as a disinterested third party.
Disinterested third-party proctors are available in many locations. The quickest way to a locate a proctor in your area is to conduct a Google search for “approved proctors near me.” Some examples of a disinterested third party are: a coworker who exclusively works in a training/HR role or a local proctoring facility/testing center. Many libraries and colleges also offer proctoring services.
The National Alliance allows suggests MonitorEDU as a virtual proctoring option. You can learn more and access their service at https://scicproctor.com/how-it-works at any time. You do not have to have an appointment. After you pay the small service fee, you may connect to a proctor on demand.
As a student, you should never launch your exam without a proctor present. The time will begin and you will lose your exam attempt if your proctor is not present.
Your proctor should do the following:
- Confirm the student’s identity by using a photo identification such as a driver’s license.
- Be certain that the student does not receive any outside assistance while taking the exam. No course materials, help from other persons, prepared notes, or access to other websites allowed. The student is allowed a non-programmable calculator.
- Remain in the presence of the student the entire duration of the exam.
- Refuse to certify the student if he or she violates any proctoring rule.
- Submit any additional documents required by the student’s state. (see individual state rules at the bottom of this page)
- Report any technical difficulties immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-633-2165. If taking the exam outside business hours, someone will assist you the next business day.
Instructor-led ONLINE EXAM PROCESS
Your exam will be available to you during a set 4-day testing window. It is your responsibility to complete your exam during the assigned timeframe. You must submit your proctor information to us prior to the end of your course. Please log into your account at https://pro.scic.com/SignIn. Click on the Course History tab and locate your current course. Select the “proctor” button under the Action column. Fill out the form and submit. A set of exam instructions and an access PIN will be emailed to your proctor prior to your testing window. You will access your exam inside the Learning Portal.
SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE EXAM PROCESS
All Self-Paced Online Courses require the participant to take a final exam if you are working towards earning a designation or if you require state CE credit for your license. The exam must be taken in the presence of a proctor.
- The proctor and participant must fill out all affidavit forms included in the exam and as required by their individual state (see state list below*.)
- The digital affidavit is stored in the MyDocuments section of the participant’s account.
- A paper affidavit is filled out and submitted when the transmission of the electronic affidavit fails for any reason. The paper affidavit is generally submitted as a .pdf through fax, scan or email. A copy is saved for reference at The National Alliance.
*In order to earn credit hours for state CE requirements, the participants must select a proctor who meets the qualifications defined by the state, if required. Participants’ resident states not listed below needs to follow The National Alliance requirement of using a disinterested third party to proctor the participant’s final exam.
Continuing Education Credits
In order to earn credit hours for state CE requirements, the participants must select a proctor/monitor who meets the qualifications defined by the state, if required. Participants’ resident states not listed below needs to follow The National Alliance requirement of using a disinterested third party to proctor/monitor the participant’s final exam.
Disinterested Third Party: Someone with no direct business or family relationship to the participant. For example, an agency principal, a supervisor, a subordinate, a friend or family member would NOT qualify as a disinterested third party.