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Proctored Exam Instructions for Faculty

Preparing Yourself and Your Students for the Proctored Assessment

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. Students can also use a pre-approved off-campus location or via ProctorU online services for testing. Students within 30 miles of an OTC facility must take their assessment there or via ProctorU services.

OTC Online must pre-approve all off-campus testing facilities to deam they are in accordance with OTC proctoring specifications. Examples of off-campus options include professional librarians at a public library, high school administrators, testing control or and authorized staff at U.S. military bases or embassies. Examples of unacceptable proctors are relatives, clergy, instructor and employers.

Students may use ProctorU services at their own expense.

OTC will not approve some public libraries because they do not offer monitoring services. For example, OTC does not approve the Library Centers in Springfield and surrounding communities for  proctored assessments.


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

    • By the end of the first week of classes, submit your proctored exam information to OTC Testing Services and ProctorU using the web form found here.
    • Make the proctored assessment dates available to students by the end of the first week of classes. Provide students with information about which assessment will be proctored for your course and the time frame for the assessment in your syllabus.
    • Do not give a proctored assessment password to students.
    • Alert students that they will need to present a valid ID (driver’s license, passport or other government photo ID) to the proctor before the launch of the assessment.
    • Set a deadline for students to make arrangements at their desired testing facility or with ProctorU. If students are completing their proctored assessment at the Springfield or Richwood Valley campus, they do not need to schedule an appointment.
    • If they plan to take their assessment at an off-campus location (excluding ProctorU), students will need to submit an Off Campus Proctoring Approval Form to OTC Online in advance of the testing date.
    • Email all required information to Testing Services at least 48 hours prior to the proctoring period. If exams require paper and pencil (e.g. MTH courses), instructors should submit all materials 48 hours prior to the proctoring period.

Questions or concerns? See the Proctoring FAQ page, or contact OTC Online at or (417) 447-8200.

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