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Proctored Exams

Proctored exams require students to take an examination in a controlled location under the supervision of a proctor, who monitors students during the exam period. A proctored exam permits instructors to limit student access to certain materials such as books, notes, and the Internet and to verify the identity of the individual taking the exam. Some online courses may require up to two proctored exams.

The Online Testing Center is located in the Emerging Technology Building, Room 245. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Thursday evening 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please contact the Online Testing Center Coordinator for any additional assistance.

Advanced registration is required in the West Kentucky Online Testing Center. Please follow the instructions given below.

  • All appointments are now scheduled online.
  • Appointments must be scheduled three days (72 hours) in advance of the time you want to take your exam. 
  • Please have the following information available when you schedule your appointment:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Instructor's name
    • Course name, number, and section (Example: CIT 105 B5Z4)

Appointment changes or cancelations can be also made using the online system.

The Online Testing Center is free for all KCTCS students. A fee is charged for testing for non-KCTCS institution who require students to utilize the Online Testing Center. Students who are requesting a proctored exam for a non-KCTCS institution should print this form to make payment. The fee for non-KCTCS testing is $25.00. An additional fee of $5.00 may be charged for shipping and handling as well.

Students are required to prove their identity when reporting for a proctored exam, but students are not assessed any fees for taking an exam for a KCTCS course or for verification of identity. Student who are not located near a KCTCS campus should work with the instructor early in the term to identify an acceptable site for taking a proctored exam. It will be the responsibility of the student to pay any fees associated with taking a KCTCS course exam at a non-KCTCS location.