Proctor U Basics

This guide will explain the basics about taking exams online in Proctor U, including what to expect when testing, information about fees and policies, and technical requirements.

Additional information can be found on the Test Taker support page on the Proctor U website.

Proctor U Test Taking Basics

Proctor U uses live remote proctors to monitor students while taking online exams. The proctor will verify student's identity and help secure the student's test taking environment prior to starting the exam. The exam timer will only begin once the student has been given access to the exams. The startup process does not impact the exam time limit.

Pricing and Fees

Exam proctoring fees are the student's responsibility. Pricing is based on the length of the exam and how far in advance of the student's testing time the student schedules. In general, students should schedule their exams at least 72 hours in advance of the time students wish to take the exam.

Exam Duration 72 or more hours before testing 2 - 72 hours Within 2 hours
30 minutes or less $8.75 $13.75 $16.75
31 to 60 minutes $17.50 $22.50 $25.50
61 to 120 minutes $25.00 $30.00 $33.00
121 to 180 minutes $33.75 $38.75 $41.75
181 minutes or longer $42.50 $47.50 $50.50

Prices listed are in United States Dollars and are subject to change. Prices are set by Proctor U, not the University of Toledo.

Proctor U System Requirements

Here is an overview of the system requirements for Proctor U:

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  • Test takers can use Proctor U's system test to verify if their configuration will work with Proctor

Operating Systems

At this time, ProctorU only supports Mac and PC computers with the following operating systems:


  • Minimum OS: Windows 8
  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 (10 S mode is not supported)


  • Minimum OS: MacOS 10.13 or higher
  • Recommended OS: MacOS 10.15

Memory and CPU

  • More than 2 core CPU
  • Less than 85% CPU Usage
  • 8 Gb Memory

Network connection

  • 1mbps upload and download speeds. WiFi and Ethernet supported.

Other requirements

  • A webcam and microphone are required.
  • Virtual machines are not permitted for testing.

Proctor U Terms and Conditions

The usage of Proctor U is subject to their terms and conditions.