FAQs: Proctored Exams

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Does McKissock provide a list of approved proctors?

A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam and upholds the integrity the exam-taking process. It is the student’s responsibility to find their own proctor. Short of providing suggestions of types of people who could be asked, McKissock cannot provide any further assistance in finding a proctor.

In most cases, It is the student’s responsibility to find their own proctor.

  • Examples of people who could serve as a proctor would be librarians, teachers, police officers, community volunteers, religious leaders, or someone who works in the public service industry.  McKissock would prefer that you take your proctored exam at an educational facility – like a public library, community college, university or other place where education occurs – although it is not required.  These facilities have computer banks, seasoned educators who are familiar with exam taking and provide a quiet atmosphere that is more conducive to exam taking.  Other examples would be post office, attorney’s office, police station, notary’s office, or other suitable location, by a proctor who represents the public interest in this transaction.
  • Ineligible proctors would be family, your supervisor, a co-worker, or someone with whom you intend to be employed.  Anyone who holds an appraisal license would also be ineligible to proctor exams.
  • It is the obligation of the student to arrange for the test with a suitable proctor.   Choose someone who does not have a vested interest in whether you pass the exam.  If audited, you would not want your proctor choice to stand between you and your career.  It is generally not appropriate or advised to take the exam at a private residence.  Your proctor must be present and able to view you and your screen for the duration of the exam.

Proctor Lists – Arkansas and New York only

The states of Arkansas and New York require that students use proctors ONLY from an approved proctor list. These two states also have separate proctor policies.

You can access the proctor policies here for:

  • Arkansas – The Arkansas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board requires providers to have preapproved proctors. *McKissock requires students to complete a paper examination in order to verify proctor locations. To access the Arkansas approved proctor list click HERE.
  • To access the New York proctor policy click HERE. To access the New York proctor list click HERE.

You can view the full proctor policy HERE.

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