Most distance courses include online quizzes or tests. But, some instructors may require that you take these assessments in the presence of a proctor. A proctor is a person that administers tests to student within the parameters established by the course instructor. When in doubt, contact your instructor. The center administers paper-and-pencil or online tests. Other types of testing can be accommodated with enough advance notice.Proctoring service is free to students taking WVC courses.The service is also available to non WVC students for a fee. Along with Face to Face Proctor options, new Proctor options for Fall 2014 will include Recorded Online Proctor and Live online Proctor.
Frequently asked questions about proctoring:
Do all distance course tests require a proctor? No - A few instructors require proctored tests, but many don't. When in doubt, ask your instructor.
How do I schedule a proctored test? Contact the Test Proctor, Sudi (Susan) Adkins at email: SAdkins@wvc.edu, tel. 509-682-6787 or Distance Learning office located in the Library building, Room 9250E, tel.509-682-6759 as soon as you find out that your instructor requires you to take proctored tests, unless your instructor has already made arrangements for you.
Where is the proctor center? Room 1033, Wing 3 of Wells Hall
What are the on campus and online live proctor hours? M-F 1-7pm
Saturday testing by Special Request only (not applicable to Recorded Online Proctor Option).
What are the Recorded Online Proctor hours? Service available 24/7 but must be set up within regular proctor hours.
How much does proctoring cost? Non WVC Students pay a fee: $25.00 per test.The service is free to students enrolled in WVC courses.
How do I pay the proctoring fee? Payments are made at the Cashier's Office, 1st floor of Wenatchi Hall. State that it is a Proctored testing fee and bring receipt with you to your test. You may also pay by phone with a credit/debit card and ask a receipt be sent to the test proctor. (Pay by phone option is mandatory for both Online Proctor options, receipt must be received by Proctor prior to testing).