Proctoring Resources

In some online courses, instructors require supervised exams. Since it is the student's responsibility to secure a proctoring site that meets instructor approval, it is important to note the following:

  • While free options exist, most proctoring services are offered for a fee
  • In-person proctoring providers typically take reservations 1 to 3 weeks in advance of the exam date

Virtual and in-person proctoring resources are featured below. UNM does not officially endorse any proctoring locations.

Virtual Proctoring 

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that blocks a test-taker's ability to print, copy text, visit other sites, access other applications, or close the test window before it is submitted. Respondus Monitor uses the LockDown Browser application, a web camera, and microphone to record the test-taker's activities. Using Respondus is free for students. There is help documentation for instructors and students.

Respondus requires the following specifications:

  • A supported operating system
  • Administrator access to a Windows/PC or Mac, to install, update, and run LockDown Browser
  • A reliable and stable Internet connection
  • Video monitoring requires a web camera and microphone

Web cameras and microphones are available at the UNM Bookstore. Students may buy them there using Bursar account funds.

For more information, see UNM Canvas' About Virtual Proctoring page.

In-Person Proctoring Resources

Proctoring Location Information
National College Testing Association

NationwideFree referral serviceVaries

(608) 581-5068

UNM Testing CenterAlbuquerqueFree for UNM Students taking online classes

1-2 Weeks

(505) 277-5346
UNM Health Sciences Rio Rancho CampusRio RanchoFree for UNM Students1 Week(505) 994-5000

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque - CNM Workforce Training Center

$25 for UNM Students1 Week

(505) 224-5204
ask for Stacey Nash

Lewis University National Test CenterAlbuquerque - Kirtland Air Force Base$20 - $40. Only available for UNM Students with Access to KAFBContact office

(505) 255-3947 (ABQ)
Ask for John Harvey

Sylvan LearningAlbuquerque$50 per Test1 Week(505) 404-9332
Clovis Community College Testing CenterClovis, NM (There is an 0ption at Cannon Air Force Base for Students with Base Access)$25 for Non-CCC StudentsContact office at least 24 hours in advance(575) 769-4088
UNM Gallup Testing CenterGallup, NMFree for UNM StudentsCall for
proctoring availability

Check in at Advisement Counter

Michelle Lee 

Main Number
(505) 863-7706

New Mexico State University – GrantsGrants, NM$15 per Test2 Weeks

(505) 287-6691/6640

San Juan College Testing CenterFarmington, NM$35 per Test1 Week(505) 566-3139
New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Community CollegeLas Cruces, NM$25 for UNM Students. (Cost subject to change)2 WeeksCarlos Valdez (575) 527-7569 or Andie Portillo (575) 528-7294
UNM Los Alamos Student ServicesLos Alamos, NMThe first test in each subject is free for UNM-Los Alamos students and prospective students. A repeat placement test within a year costs $15.0024 hours in advance. Schedule with the test center scheduler.

Contact the Library at or call 505-662-0343.

Student Services: 

UNM Valencia Assessment CenterLos Lunas, NMFree for UNM Students24 Hours(505) 925-8560
Joshua Owen
Santa Fe Community CollegeSanta Fe, NM$25 per Proctored Exam for Non-SFCC Students

to schedule
dates and times

(505) 428-1625