Off Campus Test Proctoring

What is a Proctor?

A portion of EOU Online courses require you to take exam(s) under proctored supervision.  A proctor is a person who meets EOU qualifications and has been approved via the EOU Testing Center.  The proctor’s responsibility is to provide a location in public (the proctor’s office, library, school, etc.), check your picture ID, allow you access to your course exam(s), and assures your professor that the assigned exam restrictions will be applied.

When Do I Submit an Exam Request?

Many online courses require proctored exams (in other words, exams that are supervised by an approved person). For students taking EOU Online course(s) that require proctored exams, please begin by establishing a Proctor for these course exams.  After you have established an approved proctor, please submit an Exam Request form as early in the term as possible.    You will know that your request has been submitted properly via a confirmation email reply. For more information about how and when to fill out an Exam Request Form, please click here.

How Can a Regional Center Help?

Located throughout the state of Oregon, EOU has established Regional Centers as access points for students of that region. These centers both advise EOU students as well as proctor exams for them. Click HERE to find if you are within reach of one of the centers.

If you chose to use a Regional Center for your proctoring needs, you will NOT have to submit an Exam Request, but you will need to call the center and verify that your testing schedule will work within their schedule as well and to set up future appointments.

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser?

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a technological mechanism that disables certain features and functions within a browser while a student is taking an exam or other assessment. Some exams require the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser; students should reach out to their faculty and/or with the Testing Center with questions about the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser for specific courses or assessments.


How Do I Find a Proctor?


If you live in Oregon, please click the following link to see if we have an EOU Regional Center within your reach.  These Regional Centers are both your advising and test proctoring resources.  When using the Regional Centers as your proctor, you do NOT have to submit an Exam Request form; but you will want to contact them to schedule a testing appointment. There is no additional cost associated with this option. 


You also have the choice of having your exams proctored at home through ProctorU.  With this company, you can schedule a time of your convenience and be proctored via remote Internet access.  You will need your computer set up with microphone and camera.  To learn more about ProctorU, please visit their web sitePlease note that use of ProctorU will incur additional costs. If scheduled at least 48-hours in advance, using ProctorU costs $25; additional fees may apply.


The Testing Center has a large list of already established proctors in the database.  If you would like to see what might be available in your area, please email us at to let us know that you are looking for a proctor and would like to see what we have listed for your zip code area.  We will then reply with a list of possible proctors in your area to contact and see if they are willing to help and can work out a testing schedule with you. There is no additional cost associated with this option.


You may also select your own proctor.  Approved proctors can be instructors or administrators at a college, university, public or private school teachers, librarians, etc.  This list of qualifications is very strict and can be viewed at the top of the Proctor Information form.  After we receive the Proctor Info form, the proctor’s information is then reviewed and confirmed via the web page for the proctor’s work site, and then entered into our database for your current and future use. There is no additional cost associated with this option.


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