Proctoring Requirements

Each online course requires one proctored assessment (a proctored exam for most courses or a proctored speech for Communications courses). Math courses may require more than one proctored assessment. Proctored assessments may be administered at any Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) location, at a pre-approved-off-campus facility, or via ProctorU online services. Students within 30 miles of an OTC facility must take their assessment there or via ProctorU services.

All off-campus facilities must be in accordance with the OTC proctoring specifications and must be pre-approved by the course instructor for appropriateness. Examples of off-campus facilities include professional librarians at a public library, high school administrators, testing control or unit education officers at U.S. military bases, or U.S. embassy officials. Examples of unacceptable proctors are relatives, clergy and employers.

ProctorU services may be used by any online student at their own expense.

See the below instructions for more details. If there are any concerns, the instructor or student may consult OTC Online for assistance at 417-447-8200 or

OTC Locations

  • Springfield Campus
  • Richwood Valley Campus
  • Table Rock Campus
  • Lebanon Education Center
  • Waynesville Education Center
  • ProctorU (Some courses may not be available)

Examples of off-campus locations

  • University or community college campuses
  • Public Libraries
  • High Schools
  • Government or military education offices