Proctor Services

IDP offers a proctoring service that supports and enhances academic integrity. It is a resource for instructors who need help supervising exams and an employment opportunity for Purdue's graduate students.

Faculty: Request a Proctor

Graduate Students: Become a Proctor

What do Proctors do? 

A proctor's main responsibility is to walk around the exam room, be alert and observant, and look for any signs of cheating. All proctors receive a training packet that describes common ways students cheat. If they observe any cheating, proctors will inform the instructor — they won't handle the situation on their own. Also, proctors won't answer questions about the exam, but will refer questions to the instructor. Proctoring's goal is to help instructors, not serve as a substitute.

Proctors arrive fifteen minutes before the exam and wait for specific directions. Proctors may stay fifteen minutes after the exam ends to assist the instructor if needed. 

Other Test Proctoring? 

Proctoring services for distance learning and makeup exams was previously provided by Purdue Online Learning in Stewart Center, Room G59.  However, this testing center closed prior to the Fall 2019 semester.  Until another office is equipped to provide this service, proctoring may be available at the following locations:

West Lafayette Public Library

Ivy Tech Assessment Center (765)269-5611

Sylvan Learning of Lafayette (765) 607-6453


Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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