Proctor Information for Print-Based Courses

Most print-based courses offered through the Center for Distance Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville have proctored exams, which are exams that need to be taken under supervision.

Proctors are approved by the Center for Distance Learning to administer exams to students that are not close to campus. You should begin the proctor approval process soon after enrolling.

Proctor Approval Process

  1. Review the proctor guidelines and select a proctor from one of the approved categories.
    Proctor Guidelines and Nomination Form - Students Living within the U.S.
    Proctor Guidelines and Nomination Form - Students Living outside of the U.S.
  2. Complete the proctor nomination form and submit it to the Center for Distance Learning. The form must be completed by you.
  3. Your information will be reviewed, and if the proctor appears to meet our guidelines, they will be mailed a proctor form to complete and return to our office.
  4. You will be notified of final approval and can request exams.

Requesting Exams

It is your responsibility to make sure that you have an approved proctor by the start of the course and that exams are requested in a timely fashion.

  1. When you have been notified that you have an approved proctor on file and are ready to take an exam, you may request your exam using the process which is outlined in your course manual.
  2. Notify your proctor that an exam has been ordered and schedule a time to take the exam.
  3. You should allow at least ten days from the time that you request the exam for your proctor to receive it.
  4. Exams are sent directly to the approved proctor. You will be allowed thirty days to take the exam once it has been received by the proctor.
  5. The proctor will administer the exam and return it to the course instructor.

Changing Your Proctor

You may have only one proctor at a time. You are allowed to change proctors should it become necessary by nominating a new proctor in the steps previously outlined. You may also be required to re-nominate a proctor after periods of prolonged inactivity in your program.