Please read the following information in its entirety before filling out the form.
WHAT IS A PROCTOR?
Many Independent Study in Idaho courses require a proctor for course exams. A proctor is a person who supervises you when you take a test,
much like an instructor would if you were taking the test in a traditional classroom setting.
You are responsible for finding an acceptable proctor to supervise the exam process; this person will receive copies of course exams,
distribute the exams to you according to course policies, and proctor exams while you take them.
Selection of an independent, non-biased proctor protects you from allegations of academic dishonesty and maintains the standards of our
sponsoring institutions’ accrediting agencies. Proctor selection is subject to approval by Independent Study in Idaho and the course
instructor and is monitored throughout the duration of the course. Independent Study in Idaho reserves the right to ask the student to
select a new proctor at any time.
Acceptable proctors include the following:
College, university, or K-12 administrators or teachers
An employee at an official testing center at a college or university
Educational officers of a corporation, military installation, or correctional facility
Certified librarians at a library, college, university, or K-12 school
Unacceptable proctors include the following:
Friends, family members, or members of the same household
Personal or educational mentors, tutors, or advisors
Coworkers (including employers, supervisors, bosses, etc.)
Athletic coaches, assistant coaches, or athletic administrators
Substitute or retired teachers (unless they have a school district provided email and have access to an educational setting to administer an exam)
Anyone who does not have a professional email address (unacceptable email addresses include @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, @yahoo.com, etc.)
If you are unsure if the person you are proposing is eligible to be your proctor because of your relationship with them, please email
the Independent Study in Idaho office at email@example.com before completing this form.
ISI has compiled a list of proctors
students have worked with in the past as a service to you. We highly recommend that you use a proctor from this list if possible.
If there is no proctor listed near you, contact testing centers at colleges and universities and your local library to see if they can
proctor your exams. See the NCTA Consortium of College Testing
for additional testing center locations.
Students residing outside of the USA must work with an Independent Study in Idaho staff member to identify an appropriate proctor who is
fluent in English or select an English fluent proctor from one of the proctors listed here: https://www.uidaho.edu/academics/online-learning/independent-study/proctor-list
You must check with any potential proctor before completing this form to ensure they have the ability to do the following:
Receive all exams directly from Independent Study in Idaho and store them in a secure location;
Supervise the exam process in a professional or educational setting, or in a library (not in a private residence);
Monitor you for the duration of the exam;
Return scratch paper and completed proctor instruction letter within one week of the exam being completed; and
Follow Independent Study in Idaho policies throughout the exam process to ensure academic integrity.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT
Once your proctor has been vetted and approved by the Independent Study in Idaho office, it is your responsibility to provide your contact
information to your proctor, make arrangements with your proctor to take your exams, and notify your proctor to any changes to your contact
information or schedule for taking exams. You must show government-issued picture identification to the proctor before taking an exam
(student ID cards are not acceptable). You are required to follow guidelines outlined in the course materials on Canvas regarding tests.
Please note that students are responsible for paying fees that proctors may charge for their services.