Requirements of the proctoring procedure for students, candidates and test takers
What is proctoring?
Proctoring is the procedure for monitoring the progress of a remote test.

A proctor is an observer who monitors compliance with remote testing rules.

A proctoring system is software that assists the proctor in monitoring compliance with the rules of a remote test.
How to take tests with proctoring
How do I take tests with the ProctorEdu online proctoring system?
Check your computer for technical proctoring requirements

What you need to take

  • PC or laptop with webcam
    A special software is used to run the proctoring tests. You will need a computer or laptop with Windows, MacOS or Linux OS and a webcam with microphone. If you are using a laptop, make sure that it's plugged to a socket, so that the battery does not run out during the test.
  • An up to date Web browser
    Proctoring system works in Chrome, Edge, Opera, Firefox or Safari browser. You need to update the web browser on your computer to the latest version. No additional software, extensions or plug-ins required.
  • Proof of ID
    A photograph of your identification document (passport) may be required to prove your identity, which you will need to take via webcam or upload a scan from your computer in JPEG format (max size 5 MB).
  • Smartphone or Tablet
    Sometimes it may be necessary to connect the camera of your Android or iOS smartphone for a better view of the workplace and the room. To do this you would need to scan the QR code displayed on the computer screen with your smartphone and then open the link obtained from the code in the browser on your smartphone. It is recommended that the smartphone is connected to a charger so that the battery does not run out during the process.
  • A stable internet connection
    The proctoring test is conducted online, therefore a computer (and smartphone if using a second camera) requires a stable internet connection with a speed of at least 256 kbps (both directions). You can check your internet speed here.

How to prepare the workplace

  • Make sure that your room is well lit
    You should always be clearly visible. You will be able to see how you are seen through your webcam when you connect the proctor. Make sure the lighting is adequate and that the light source is not directed at the camera (no glare).
  • Ensure that you are alone in the room
    You must be the only person taking the examination, the presence of someone else in the room is a serious violation. Make sure that you locked up any irrelevant personal information that you do not want to show, such as photographs or personal belongings.
  • The camera is installed correctly
    On both your computer webcam and your smartphone camera, we need to be able to see your face and your workspace clearly. Check the videos that are displayed on your screen after the test has started, it will tell you exactly what is being recorded and how it is being recorded, whether the camera needs to be corrected.

Avoid the following

  • No additional devices
    During the test, you are not allowed to use additional devices such as second screens or phones/tablets. Except when a smartphone is used as a second camera.
  • No headphones/headsets
    We must be able to hear what you hear for the exam to be valid. Therefore do not use headphones, headsets or other similar devices.
  • No talking (or singing).
    Any noise and talking will be analysed for suspicious behaviour, so make sure you are in a quiet environment and refrain from talking.
  • No interruptions
    You will need to stay on camera throughout the test, so no interruptions (including for toilet breaks) are allowed.


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