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Examinations and Proctors

APUS faculty use examinations as one method of evaluating student performance during a course. Examinations may be proctored or unproctored, and faculty can set any exam so that a proctor is required. Proctors are individuals who ensure the integrity of the examination process by monitoring student work during the exam and verifying that the student complied with exam instructions regarding the use of outside materials, doing his/her own work, etc. If a proctor is required, it is the student’s responsibility to locate and secure a proctor. Proctors must be approved by the instructor prior to taking the exam and must meet the following qualifications:

Your proctor must hold either a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree OR one of the following professional positions:

  • Administrator or faculty member of any accredited institution of higher education
  • School teacher, counselor, librarian, or administrator
  • Local or regional librarian
  • Human Resource manager, a training manager, supervisor, or manager of higher rank
  • For military personnel: a DANTES test control officer, an educational services officer, a base librarian, or an officer
  • Member of clergy

Prior to exam day, the faculty will email a password to your proctor. On the day of your exam, your proctor will provide the password and monitor you as you take your exam online. Students are responsible for costs incurred during the proctoring process, if any.

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