Proctored Exams

About Proctored Exam(s)

A proctored exam is an exam that is administered by an individual who supervises the student while they are taking the exam. The proctor’s function is to ensure the integrity and security of the exam in a secure testing environment.

Scheduling a proctored exam with our office:

To schedule an exam, click the Register link below. You must download the PVAMU Test Proctoring form and have your instructor return it via email BEFORE you are scheduled for testing.

You will be given the option to sign up for a Paper exam or an Online (Computer Based) exam. Consult your course syllabus for information on the format of your exam or quiz as well as information on time limits and exam deadlines. The Department of Testing is open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday, unless it is a University-approved Holiday.


PVAMU Test Proctoring Form

This form MUST be provided to your instructor and returned to our office before  your exam.

Unless otherwise stated on your PVAMU Test Proctoring Form, Identification Requirements will be as follows: Required Photo ID – Your driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature, as well as a secondary form of ID that includes a photo and/or your signature, such as a student ID. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on  your primary ID must match the name on your registration ticket.

Prohibited Items – unless previously approved by your instructor

  • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content
  • Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for some exams)
  • Candidate-provided keyboards
  • Cellular phones/pagers, smart-phones, beepers, walkie-talkies, PDAs or wireless communication devices (e.g., BlackBerry, iPad)
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets or reference materials
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital watches, alarm watches or wristwatch cameras
  • Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic devices
  • Food, beverages, or tobacco products
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Hoodies
  • Listening devices such as radios, media players with headphones or recorders (unless you have a letter from disability services)
  • Mechanical pencils, pens or highlighters
  • Non-medical electronic devices
  • Papers of any kind
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses or rulers
  • Weapons or Firearms

After Your Exam

We will follow all rules listed on the PVAMU Proctored Exam Form provided by your instructor. If nothing is specified, the Department of Testing will keep all paper-based exams on file for 90 days and then it will be destroyed. If the computer does not show you a score for your exam, you will need to obtain your score from your instructor.

Proctored exams will only be given during business hours M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The cost for proctored exams vary. PVAMU Students who are taking a make-up/distance learning exam for a professor on the PVAMU campus and the professor makes the request to our office will NOT be charged.

All students who are taking non-PVAMU courses will be charged a $25 proctoring fee. Non-PVAMU students wishing to test will be assessed an additional $15 fee.

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