Testing and Proctor Guidance


We are able to offer you both an online proctoring solution for your exams and a video ID check to assist in verifying the students in your online courses. Faculty members may elect to have up to two exams per course proctored online, each term. Student verification is integrated into the online proctoring process. Faculty members electing not to proctor any exams in a course will have the opportunity to verify enrolled students through a video ID check.

Where to Start:

To learn how to use this service, please contact the Office of Distance Education's Instructional Design and Development Center at x1535 or e-mail wswann@ysu.edu or jmalberti@ysu.edu


Youngstown State University is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) which is a service offered by our professional organization, the National College Testing Association (NCTA). It is recommended that you have your students check for local College Testing Centers at the Consortium before widening their search to alternative organizations. CCTC are trained test proctors and adhere to standards that guarantee exam security and a controlled environment.  

Faculty can refer to this simple list to help them determine who is an appropriate proctor for their students:

Acceptable Proctors:

  • Official testing center at a college/university—including, but not limited to those listed at the CCTC
  • Certified librarians at a library, college/university, or school
  • College/university administrators, instructors, or academic advisors
  • Learning/tutoring centers "Testing in Progress" sign.
  • Educational officers of a corporation, military installation, or correctional facility
  • County extension offices

Unacceptable Proctors:

  • Relatives or spouses/partners/significant others
  • Friends and/or roommates
  • Co-workers or business associates
  • Peers
  • Undergraduate students
  • Athletic coaches
  • Anyone who does not have a professional email address (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. are unacceptable)
  • Anyone who cannot monitor the student during the exam

For support contact (855) 436-2038, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (eastern standard time).