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Important Note: All tests will occur at an assigned time period United States Central Time Zone (US CST).  If a student is located in a different time zone, they are responsible for taking the test at the appropriate time based on US CST.
Students who live within 50 miles of the UWF or EC campus are encouraged to take the exams face-to face in the classroom as scheduled by the instructor. As an alternative to face-to-face exams, faculty may elect one or more other proctoring options. Check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your online course. The need to take proctored exams and your exam dates should be contained there. If the instructor requires no exams, that should be clearly stated. If you cannot make a determination from the syllabus, contact your instructor immediately for an answer.

See the UWF Policy for Proctoring Online Exams.

Proctored Exam Options

At UWF, the faculty member may require any one or more of the following choices for completing proctored exams. Check with your instructor or see the syllabus for details.

Option 1: Your instructor may arrange for and schedule a classroom at UWF where students come to take the exam while the course instructor or assistant proctors.

  1. Check with your instructor.

Option 2: Faculty may request that students arrange for an exam proctor using the UWF proctor guidelines:

  1. Provide a completed Proctor Approval Form to your instructor
  2. Note: Most proctoring centers charge a fee

Option 3: Faculty may arrange to use the UWF Testing Center:

  1. UWF Testing Center Instructions
  2. There is a non-refundable fee of $25.00

Option 4: ProctorU - an online proctoring service. (ProctorU - How it Works)

  1. This option is for online exams only, not paper and pencil exams.
  2. You cannot use this option if your instructor has not scheduled the exam with ProctorU.


NOTE: Student Accessibility Resources (SAR) can proctor exams for students with documented disabilities, and who are registered with SAR. Students and/or faculty with questions about this or other SAR services should contact the SAR (phone: 850-474-2387; email: