Proctored testing is a common feature of distance and online courses that helps the university ensure academic integrity and comply with federal regulations about student identity verification. It's also used to accommodate face-to-face courses when the classroom environment is not conducive to secure testing.
Due to the financial impact of COVID-19, our main campus Testing Center can no longer offer live proctoring for FSU course exams. However, we still offer testing services for specialty exams like Modern Language Placement, CLEP, and Certiport. Seats are offered on a first-come basis. Taking a test in Honorlock? Skip to Remote Testing via Honorlock for instructions.
The following exams are currently offered in the main campus Testing Center:
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Certiport (professional certification exams)
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- Modern Language Placement
Fees vary depending on the exam and payment method. Please note the following:
- Modern Language Placement exams are free to FSU students.
- FSUCard holders can receive a $3.50 discount by paying with FSUCash upon arrival to our testing facility.
- Some exams, like CLEP and TEAS, assess a separate fee that must be paid directly to the exam provider (College Board for CLEP and ATI for TEAS).
- Please see our Exam Costs article for more details.
FSU is committed to the academic success of all students. The Office of Accessibility Services (formerly the Student Disability Resource Center) provides a full range of testing accommodations for qualified FSU students. To receive services, students must apply and be qualified through the Office of Accessibility Services and can then schedule proctored testing through their website.
The FSU Testing Center is equipped to provide extra time accommodations under certain conditions. To ensure you receive appropriate, extra time accommodations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Register for an Exam
To register for an exam, reserve your seat in the Exam Registration System. Exam slots open for registration 2-4 weeks before the exam's start date and are available on a first-come basis. Please note that only testers with appointments will be seated. We do not allow walk-ins.
How to Reschedule an Exam Appointment
You can reschedule a missed or future appointment in the Exam Registration System as long as there are still remaining slots when you reschedule. If no slots are open, contact us at email@example.com, but please note that all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
What to Bring
- All test takers are required to bring and wear a mask in order to enter and test in the Testing Center.
- FSU students and staff should bring their FSUCard. Be prepared to show an alternate, government-issued ID if your name is not legible or photo is not recognizable on your FSUCard.
- Non-FSU testers should bring a current, valid government-issued, photo ID (eg, driver’s license or passport). Photos on IDs are checked to verify your identity, and testers whose likeness cannot be verified against the ID will be turned away.
- Certain exams, like CLEP, may require you to provide an exam registration receipt or letter of approval. Be sure to locate your exam in our Support Center to confirm you have all required documentation prior to arriving.
When to Arrive
On the day of your exam, arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time and check in at the reception desk. Always allow extra time for parking if you are driving to the Testing Center. See Hours, Parking & Directions for more information.
What Safety Procedures are in Place?
We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our testers and proctors and are closely following all FSU health guidelines. See our Health Safety Measures for more information, and please note that we reserve the right to refuse services to any tester who is unwilling to abide by all safety procedures.
Off-Campus Testing at an Approved Facility
Your instructor may be using alternative assessment strategies, including the use of Honorlock (detailed below), in place of off-campus testing facilities. We encourage you to watch for communication from your instructors about proctored testing requirements for your courses. If your instructor requires proctored testing at an off-campus testing center, your instructor may need to help you make any necessary arrangements with a local testing center. Also, please be aware that many testing centers do not permit the use of mobile phones in their facility. If this is the case, you can request a two-factor authentication (2FA) bypass token ahead of time from the Information Technology Services (ITS) Service Desk so that you can access your exam.
Remote Testing via Honorlock
Instructors may direct students in remote and online classes to take proctored exams with an online service provider. FSU contracts with Honorlock for this service. You'll take your exam on your own computer via the internet. Exam sessions are recorded and reviewed by your instructor.
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