As a service to patrons and area residents, the Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) offers a test proctoring service at six of our libraries. Only those exams which meet the guidelines listed below will be proctored. PWPL reserves the right to decline to proctor any exam at the librarian’s discretion.
Information and Guidelines
Exams must be scheduled at least one week prior to the test date. Librarians do not proctor exams on demand.
The student is responsible for compliance with all testing agency requirements.
PWPL is unable to provide one-on-one monitoring of test takers, and cannot visually monitor the student during the exam.
PWPL reserves the right to refuse a proctoring request if the requirements exceed our capability.
The library cannot:
Accommodate requests for walk-in or unscheduled proctoring.
Interpret test instructions or assist in a technical manner with an online test.
Guarantee that technical problems will not occur when using a library computer.
Download or install software on library computers for test proctoring.
Modify existing computer settings for online exams.
Guarantee a quiet environment.
To request a proctor, please call or visit the library where you would like to take the exam. A librarian will be assigned to be your proctor.
Costs and Expenses
PWPL charges a fee of $35 per test. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Checks should be made payable to PWC. Credit cards are accepted only with a valid PWPL library card account.
If the student misses an appointment, the librarian reschedules at a date and time convenient to both parties. The student may not request a substitute proctor except in an emergency.
If a student misses two appointments without a valid reason, the librarian is not required to schedule an exam for a third time.
For online proctored exams, the library will not be able to hold a computer available if the student does not arrive within ten minutes of the appointment time.
PROCTORING PROVIDED BY OTHER INSTITUTIONS
The following institutions offer online proctoring. Please call the organization directly to inquire about their fees and requirements for proctoring: