Finding a qualified proctor
In all states except KY, and NY, students can take the final exam with an online proctor so it can be taken wherever the student has an internet connection. We recommend a quiet location without distractions.
Students in states that allow online proctoring also have the option of choosing a qualified in-person proctor. Short of providing suggestions of types of people who could be asked, McKissock cannot provide any further assistance in finding a 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 students take their proctored exams 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.
- Unqualified proctors would be anyone in the student’s family, the student’s supervisor, co-worker, someone with whom they intend to be employed, or anyone who has a vested interest in whether they pass the exam. Anyone who holds an appraisal license would also be unqualified to proctor exams.
- It is the obligation of the student to arrange for the test with a suitable proctor. It is generally not appropriate or advised to take the exam at a private residence. The proctor must be present and able to view the student and the computer 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.
- Arkansas – The Arkansas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board requires providers to have preapproved proctors, one of which is MonitorEDU, the approved online proctor. To access the Arkansas approved proctor list click HERE.
- To access the New York proctor policy click HERE.
You can view the full proctor policies below: