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.
Our main campus Testing Center is now open and offering limited services in accordance with social distancing protocols associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently offering testing services for CLEP and TEAS exams and are administering FSU course exams only to students needing special consideration, at the request of their instructor. Seats will be offered on a first-come basis. Please watch for communication from your instructors about proctored testing requirements for your courses.
Many exams previously administered in the Testing Center are now available online, including the Florida Civic Literacy exam, the Modern Language Placement exams, and the Accounting Competency exam. The following exams are currently offered for FSU and non-FSU testers:
- CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
- TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
- Exams from Other Institutions (online only)
Fees vary depending on the exam. Current fee information for each exam is provided during the exam registration process.
- With the exception of CLEP and TEAS, most exams are free to enrolled FSU students.
- Non-FSU students pay a $15.50 administrative fee for each exam (some exams will have an additional fee).
- Please be aware that some exams, like CLEP and TEAS, assess an additional fee.
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.
EXTRA TIME ACCOMMODATIONS
If the only accommodation needed for testing is extra time, the FSU Testing Center is equipped to provide extra time accommodations under certain conditions. To ensure you receive appropriate, extra time accommodations, you and your instructor must arrange services with us well in advance of test day. See our Testing Accommodations page for instructions.
How to Register for an Exam
To register for an exam, reserve your seat in the Exam Registration System. Exam slots open for registration two 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, refer to your course syllabus for guidance from your instructor.
- If you miss your appointment because of an emergency, refer to your course syllabus for guidance from your instructor about missed exams and required documentation. Only your instructor can request an extension for makeups.
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 are required to present a current, valid FSU ID card with a recognizable photo and will be turned away without one. Be prepared to show an alternate, government-issued ID if your name is not legible or photo is not recognizable.
- Everyone else 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.
- A letter from your dean is required for FSU students taking selected CLEP exams.
When to Arrive
On the day of your exam, arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time and check in at the reception desk. If you are late or there is not plenty of time to complete your exam before closing, you will not be allowed to test and will be referred to your instructor. 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 students and proctors. Below you'll find information on our safety procedures. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse services to any student who is unwilling to abide by all safety procedures.
Face Coverings. Masks are required for all students, staff, visitors, and vendors in the Testing Center and any adjacent indoor area. Students need to bring a face covering to any scheduled exam.
Limited Capacity Seating. To protect students and staff and maintain the recommended social distancing, the Testing Center will operate at 25% capacity for the Fall 2020 term.
Social Distancing. We will be following all guidelines for a healthy campus environment as detailed in the FSU Fall 2020 Plan. Students will be seated so that the minimum six-feet of social distance is respected. For the safety of students and staff, plexiglass barriers have been installed at all register stations, and signage and visual cues will be implemented to encourage appropriate distancing between students in waiting areas.
Sanitation. The Testing Center will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected according to CDC recommendations using EPA-registered cleaning agents. Hand sanitizer will also be available at check-in and checkout stations. Please note that our typical turn time for seating students will be longer than usual to allow our staff time to disinfect contact surfaces between exam seatings.
Please be prepared for possible Testing Center closures at any point during the semester. While we will make every effort to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, circumstances could arise where COVID-19 will impact our ability to adequately staff the testing center or would require temporary closure of the facility for deep-cleaning. In the event of a closure, we will be unable to offer extended hours or staffing to make up missed exams when we reopen.
Off-Campus Testing at an Approved Facility
Many testing facilities have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's likely you'll be unable to secure testing with an approved facility at this time. Your instructor may be using alternate assessments strategies, including the use of Honorlock, an online proctoring service, in place of off-campus testing facilities. We encourage you to watch for communication from your instructors about proctored testing requirements for your courses.
Off-Campus 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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