proctoring-iconThe James V. Brown Library offers test-proctoring services to the public, by appointment only, for a $25 per exam session fee through the Information Services Department. All fees must be paid before taking the exam. The library accepts cash, checks, and major credit cards.

To arrange proctoring, please contact Alex Hartmann at ahartmann@jvbrown.edu or 326-0536 extension 139.

Exams will be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, and appointments to take exams may be scheduled up to one month in advance. Students must have a valid library card and photo identification.

Exams can be written or online. All exams are proctored by the Information Services staff. Exams can be taken any time during open hours as long as there is enough time allowed to finish at least 30 minutes before closing.

We will not proctor exams administered through the Accuplacer system.

Detailed Guidelines

  • The library will proctor online or written exams. The library can receive, print, and return exams via email or fax.
  • There is always at least one member of the Information Services staff on duty. The library cannot guarantee that the individual proctor who signed the original agreement will be present. Because of staff schedules, the proctor who begins the exam may not be the same staff person who is on duty when the exam is complete.
  • Librarians will not sign a proctoring verification that attests to more than the librarian has been able to do.
  • If the exam is written, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain needed signatures and arrange for the exam to be delivered to the library. The proctor will contact the student when the exam has arrived to schedule the date and time for the student to take the exam.
  • For online exams, the library cannot guarantee more than 60 minutes of computer time in any single session. A student may have up to 180 minutes of computer time in one day, but it may not be in one block.
  • The library can store the exam in a secure area and maintain password security for electronic exams.
  • At conclusion of a written exam, the exam will be returned directly to the testing institution via the U.S. Postal Service at the next regularly scheduled postal pick up from the library. Allow 7-10 days for normal U.S. Mail delivery. If a student requires return by UPS or FedEx, they must provide a postage-paid envelope to the library.
  • The library will hold exams for 30 days or the exam’s stated deadline. The exam will be destroyed if the student does not pick up the exam within this time frame. Library staff will not copy finished exams or hold exams past the date they are taken.
  • Before taking the exam, the student will be required to present a photo ID and a valid library card. Students are expected to come prepared with the necessary or required supplies to take the exam.
  • Proctors will not monitor a student continuously during the exam, but may check on the student periodically. Proctors will enforce any time limits that are placed on the exam, as well as other rules set forth in the examination materials. The use of cell phones or visiting with others is prohibited. Any perceived violation of the posted rules for the exam will be reported to the educational institution as a measure of good faith.
  • The library will not be responsible for any delayed tests, nor for any completed tests once they leave the library’s possession and have been mailed, faxed, or emailed back to the educational institution.
  • The library will not be responsible if, while taking an online exam, Internet access is disrupted or there is a power outage. As soon as possible after such an occurrence, the proctor will inform the educational institution of the problem.
  • Librarians will strive to accommodate test proctoring needs. However, the library reserves the right to limit or deny this service if the proctoring request does not meet with test proctoring guidelines.

To arrange proctoring, please contact Alex Hartmann at ahartmann@jvbrown.edu or 326-0536 extension 139.