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

UNM offers two virtual proctoring solutions.

1. Proctorio is available as inclusive access course material through the UNM Bookstore. The student cost is $20 per course. Billing for inclusive access occurs after each semester's add/drop period.

Proctorio requires the following specifications:

  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • Portable web camera OR built-in laptop camera
  • Microphone headset (best to minimize external noise) OR built-in computer/laptop microphone
  • Minimum Internet connection speed of .092 Mbps (0.663 Mbps is optimal)
  • Minimum recommended RAM of 4GB
  • Download of Chrome Browser (free and open)

2. Respondus. 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.

In-Person Proctoring Resources

NOTE: Due to the current CoVid-19 situation, the In-Person Proctoring services below may have extremely limited to no service. Please contact the center as early as possible if you anticipate needing proctoring services.

Proctoring Location Information
National College Testing Association

NationwideFree referral serviceVaries

(706) 400-0081

UNM Testing CenterAlbuquerqueFree for UNM Students

1-2 Weeks

(505) 277-5346
UNM Health Sciences Rio Rancho CampusRio RanchoFree for UNM Students1 Week(505) 994-5000
ask for Janell Pollard, administrative assistant
Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque - CNM Workforce Training Center

$25 for UNM Students2-3 Weeks

(505) 224-5204
ask for Stacey Nash

Lewis University National Test CenterAlbuquerque - Kirtland Air Force Base$20 - $40 Only for UNM Students with Access to KAFB1 Week

(505) 265-3947 (KAFB)

(505) 255-3947 (ABQ)

Sylvan LearningAlbuquerque$50 per Test1 Week(505) 404-9332
Clovis Community College Testing CenterClovis, NM (There is an Option at Cannon Air Force Base for Students with Base Access)$25 for UNM StudentsContact Office(575) 769-4088
UNM Gallup Testing CenterGallup, NMFree for UNM Students1 Week

(505) 863-7534
ask for Michele Lee 

Main Number
(505) 863-7706

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

(505) 287-6691

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 Students2 Weeks(575) 527-7569
Lisa Trevino
UNM Los Alamos Student ServicesLos Alamos, NMFree for UNM Students48 Hours

(505) 661-4683
ask for Kevin Rosenberger 

UNM Valencia Assessment CenterLos Lunas, NMFree for UNM Students24 Hours(505) 925-8560
Joshua Owen
Santa Fe Community CollegeSanta Fe, NM$25 per Test1 Week(505) 428-1625
Fred Tixier