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Thank You

We’d like to thank you for serving as a WSU proctor. Your efforts help our students better their lives and achieve their dreams.

To ensure the continued success of this program, we have provided all WSU standards and policies that apply to your role on this website.

Proctor Responsibilities

Please review the Proctor Responsibilities section.

The most important policy is this: All exams must be monitored during the duration of the exam. At no time can the student be out of the proctor’s view.

Approved Proctor Criteria

Local proctors must be acting in an official capacity at their place of business in one of the following positions.

  • Staff member of a WSU Extension Office
  • Professional staff member of a public or private educational learning, tutoring, or testing center
  • Professional staff member of an adult or continuing education office, counseling center, or testing center at a public or private college, or university
  • Dean, Department Chairperson, or Registrar of a public or private college or university
  • Librarian (city, county, public or private school, etc.)
  • Public or private school Superintendent, Principal, Registrar, or Counselor
  • Civil Service examiner
  • Judge of a court of law
  • United States Armed Forces Educational Services Officer
  • Field Commander (active duty military) assigned with ESO duties

Note that the following may NOT serve as proctors:

  • Teachers and professors, unless they are acting in one of the capacities listed above.
  • Relatives, no matter what their position.
  • Employers and coworkers. (Proctors who are employed by the same organization as the student are acceptable, providing they do not work directly with the student.)

If you have any questions after reading this information, please contact us at 509-335‑0827 or paperexams@wsu.edu.