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Proctored Exams

What is a Proctored Exam?

A proctored exam is an exam which is supervised by an approved, neutral person (a proctor) who ensures the identity of the exam taker and the integrity of the proctoring environment. Proctored exams are used for MSVCC courses to ensure compliance with SACSCOC standards which requires that institutions demonstrate that a student who registers in a distance or correspondence course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives the credit. All fifteen community colleges in the Mississippi Virtual Community College require, at minimum, one proctored exam. Many require two.  

Types of Proctored Examinations

Proctoring Centers and Labs

The MSVCC has an extensive list of proctoring centers and labs. To find a site, students should log into the course and look for the proctoring button in the Canvas course menu. View a PDF map of MSVCC eLearning Proctor Sites.


Individual colleges will determine the availability of virtual proctoring for their hosted students (students who register through that school). It is the responsibility of the student to ensure sufficient computer standards to utilize this service.


Students who are located out of the state or country may find and use a local proctor, pending approval by the institution. Students may contact the institution to obtain a copy of the Off-Site/Out-of-State Approval Form.

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