Ready, Set, Test: Explore our new online proctoring video


Ready, Set, Test: Explore our new online proctoring video


We’re excited for you to embark on your online testing journey with PSI! Preparing for a certification or licensure test is a lot of work, and we know that you must be counting down the days for it. It’s natural to be a little nervous about what the online testing experience will be like, but it is our goal to make the testing journey as smooth and stress-free as possible for you. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our latest test taker resource: The Test Taker Online Proctoring Experience Video.

Designed with your needs in mind, our new video aims to alleviate test day anxiety by providing you with a comprehensive overview of the online proctoring experience. Just like a rehearsal before the big performance, this video tutorial allows you to familiarize yourself with the necessary test day preparations, the check-in process and security checks, the testing experience and what to expect after you finish your test.

We recognize that confidence is key to success, and familiarity breeds confidence. By offering you a preview of the online test day experience, we aim to empower you with the knowledge and assurance you need to approach your exam with confidence.

Let’s go over the important stages of your online testing experience:

Before Test Day: Preparation is Key

  • Choose a quiet and private space where you won’t be disturbed.
  • Ensure the area is well-lit and clutter-free.
  • Use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone. Check the PSI website for complete hardware and software requirements.
  • Utilize the online System Compatibility Check to ensure your computer meets the necessary specifications. The System Compatibility Check link is publicly available, and you can also use the Tutorial Test for a testing simulation if this is advised and shared by your Test Sponsor.

Check-In and Admissions Process

On test day, when you’re ready to begin your test:

  • Log in to your test registration platform using the credentials provided by your Test Sponsor.
  • Complete the following simple steps as part of the Check-In Process:
    1. Test your microphone and webcam to ensure no prohibited programs are running.
    2. Capture a photo of yourself and a valid government-issued ID for identity verification. Please note that your photo ID must be government-issued and must have a photo. Military IDs are not accepted, and school IDs are generally not recommended.
    3. Please wait while a Check-In Specialist validates and authenticates your photos and identity.
  • Once checks are complete, follow the Admissions Process according to your exam’s rules, which may include a room scan with your webcam.
    • The room scan may include a 360-degree webcam scan of your testing environment, a desk surface scan, an accessories scan, and an allowed objects scan according to your test rules, to ensure that the testing conditions are fair, and you are ready to take your test.
  • When the Admissions Process is finished, you’ll be connected to an Online Proctor. Review the rules regarding approved artifacts for your exam to ensure compliance before starting your exam.
  • Don’t worry, the exam countdown will not start until you have passed the security checks and accessed your exam.

During Your Test: A Smooth Testing Experience

  • Once you access your exam, our Online Proctoring team will monitor your session through screen share, webcam, and microphone to ensure fairness and privacy protection.
  • At the end of your test, you may receive indications from our Secure Browser about unanswered questions that need reviewing.
  • When you are ready, confirm that you want to end the testing session.
  • If at any moment during your test you have technical questions, a live chat will be available for you throughout the entire session to access our technical team.

After Your Test: What to Expect

  • Depending on your test, you may receive your score immediately or receive instructions on how to access your score.

We believe that preparation is the key to your success. Our Test Taker Online Proctoring Experience Video is here to equip you with invaluable insights, ensuring you’re fully prepared for your online testing journey. PSI is committed to supporting you every step of the way, and we can’t wait to see you excel on your test day! Best of luck!