Adding Remote Proctoring for Exam Administration: Key Questions for Accredited Programs to Make a Quick and Careful Decision

COVID-19 has changed the testing landscape resulting in the widespread closure of “brick and mortar” testing centers. In response, accrediting bodies for professional certification programs, including the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), are providing avenues for accredited programs to use live remote proctoring (LRP) during this crisis.

NCCA and ANAB established specific conditions for approval of LRP. Accredited programs considering remote proctoring have a lot of information to digest to make quick and responsible decisions. Thorough discussions now, and sufficient documentation throughout the process, will safeguard the program’s accreditation status.

Consider these 10 LRP discussion areas when planning with vendors and internal staff. We encourage you to join the conversation, add your tips, and share lessons learned in the comments.