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.
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
|National College Testing Association||Nationwide||Free referral service||Varies|
|UNM Testing Center||Albuquerque||Free for UNM Students taking online classes|
|UNM Health Sciences Rio Rancho Campus||Rio Rancho||Free for UNM Students||1 Week||(505) 994-5000|
ask for Janell Pollard, administrative assistant
|Central New Mexico Community College|
Albuquerque - CNM Workforce Training Center
|$25 for UNM Students||1 Week|
|Lewis University National Test Center||Albuquerque - Kirtland Air Force Base||$20 - $40. Only available for UNM Students with Access to KAFB||Contact office|
(505) 265-3947 (KAFB)
(505) 255-3947 (ABQ)
|Sylvan Learning||Albuquerque||$50 per Test||1 Week||(505) 404-9332|
|Clovis Community College Testing Center||Clovis, NM (There is an Option at Cannon Air Force Base for Students with Base Access)||$25 for Non-CCC Students||Contact office||(575) 769-4088|
|UNM Gallup Testing Center||Gallup, NM||Free for UNM Students||Call for |
Check in at Advisement Counter
|New Mexico State University – Grants||Grants, NM||$15 per Test||2 Weeks|
|San Juan College Testing Center||Farmington, NM||$35 per Test||1 Week||(505) 566-3139|
|New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Community College||Las Cruces, NM||$25 for UNM Students. (Cost subject to change)||2 Weeks||(575) 527-7569 or (575) 528-7294|
|UNM Los Alamos Student Services||Los Alamos, NM||The first test in each subject is free for UNM-Los Alamos students and prospective students. A repeat placement test within a year costs $15.00||24 hours in advance. Schedule with the test center scheduler.|
Contact the Library at email@example.com or call 505-662-0343.
|UNM Valencia Assessment Center||Los Lunas, NM||Free for UNM Students||24 Hours||(505) 925-8560|
|Santa Fe Community College||Santa Fe, NM||$25 per Proctored Exam for Non-SFCC Students|