CMCC Exam Proctoring Options

The primary responsibility of CMCC's Center for Testing & Assessment is to provide proctoring services to computer-based Industry Certification Exams (licenses) for the public (Automotive Technicians, Border Patrol, Drug & Alcohol Counselors, Electricians, Real Estate, etc.), as well as CMCC placement exams (Accuplacer, CLEP, DSST, etc.). The Testing Center is contracted to provide these services for up to 14 different vendors throughout the week and is limited to up to eight seats available at a time due to COVID-19 guidance for hosting non-CMCC-related visitors.


CMCC Exam Proctoring Options


Remote Proctoring - Available to CMCC faculty and students through Respondus.

  • Faculty will need to set up the Respondus LockDown Browser + Webcam on the quiz/exam in Brightspace.
    • Faculty, See: Brightspace > Faculty Brightspace Training and Tips course > Remote Proctoring: Respondus module
    • Faculty, contact Kerrie Tisdale,, to learn more about Respondus.
  • The Testing Center is unable to host Respondus remote proctoring, as we cannot have web cameras on test machines in accordance with test-vendor requirements.
  • Contact the IT Help Desk for technical issues downloading the Respondus Secure Browser (x336).


Accommodation Requests - The Testing Center is available to proctor CMCC accommodation requests or makeup exams only. Instructors should use Respondus if they want to have their exams proctored outside of these scenarios. We are unable to proctor regularly-scheduled CMCC exams due to our commitment with our contracted vendors, Fall ‘21 vendor I.T. projects, and our limited seating availability due to COVID spacing requirements. 


Accommodation Request Steps: 

  1. Student has an approved accommodation through Academic Affairs. 
  1. Student completes the accommodation request form with their instructor. 
  1. Include the accommodation request in the form: ex. extra time, quiet space, other (fill in). 
  1. Email the completed form to and request an appointment at least seven days prior to the desired test date. 
  1. The Testing Center will compare the form to our Calendar to find available seats and either confirm the appointment or offer other dates. 
  1. Students need to provide a photo ID during check-in. 


Makeup Exams - The Testing Center may be available to proctor makeup exams for individual students not needing accommodation, depending on scheduled vendor tests that day and the number of available seats. Vendor candidates can purchase their exam from the vendor up to the night before and must be given priority the day of the exam. 


Makeup Proctoring Request Steps: 

  1. The request must come from the instructor.
  2. Email and request an appointment at least seven days prior to the desired test date. 
  1. Include in the email:  
  1. The student’s Name(s) and Program.  
  1. One scheduling request with multiple students for the same exam is acceptable, though seats can’t be guaranteed in one sitting.  
  1. Allowable reference materials (scratch paper, calculator, open book, etc.).  
  1. Special instructions if applicable (ex. collect scratch paper, provide extra test materials, etc.).  
  1. Exam location and any launch instructions: 
  1. ex. Paper test or
  2. Include Test’s Name and Password where applicable.  
  1. Name and contact of the instructor.  
  1. These are needed in case of seats being full on exam day, issues with launching the test, or an emergency closure such as technology issues or proctor illness. 
  1. The Testing Center will compare the request to our Calendar to find available seats and either confirm the appointment or offer other date options. 
  1. Students need to provide a photo ID during check-in. 




The Testing Center follows CMCC’s academic calendar and is closed when CMCC is closed (holidays, snow days, etc.). We must close by 4:30 p.m. on Mon, Tue, Thurs, and Fri, and by 6 p.m. on Wed; exams must be finished by closing.  


Available test start times based on an estimated 2 hrs. to test and the times by which the Testing Center must close: 

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


Testing Center Questions? Email or call 207-755-5450