Proctoring Services

Proctoring Services

If you are enrolled in a distance learning and/or online course and need to have your exams proctored, we invite you to use our services at the UMass Boston Testing Center. Proctoring arrangements must be made in advance. The testing center is open Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and two Saturdays a month from 9:00am-2:00pm. The Testing Center is closed for state and federal holidays as well as holiday weekends.

As a member of the National College Testing Association and a participant of the Consortium of College Testing Centers, we adhere to their professional guidelines for proctoring paper based and computer based exams.  We are pleased to offer our professional proctoring services to the general public, such as other educational institutions and private corporations. 

An administrative proctoring fee of $25.00 is required for each exam that is up to two hours in length. Exams that require additional time cost $5.00 per additional hour. The proctoring fee is non-refundable and must be received on the day of the exam either by cash, check or money order made payable to UMass Boston. 

We will make every effort to accommodate your testing needs.  Make your distance exam appointment online up to 48 hours in advance.  The Testing Center must have received your exam prior to your appointment time.  

Please be aware that our agreement to proctor your exam is contingent on the date you need to test, the length and format of the test and our space and proctor availability.  Also, if the exam is computer based, it must be compatible with the web browsers currently installed on our computers. We run Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. We cannot make accommodations for exams not supported by our computers.

After your appointment is confirmed, your school or company must send the exams to the Testing Center. Exams should include instructions for the proctor and any forms to be completed and returned to the instructor. We do not provide return mailing for exams.  If your school or company does not provide return postage for a paper-and pencil exam, you are responsible for postage.  Please bring with you a postage paid envelope. 

All students are required to produce photo identification upon testing.  The following are acceptable forms of ID:  Driver’s license, State/Federal ID, Passport, or Student ID.

Our Testing Center is ADA compliant. Students requiring ADA accommodations must make arrangements with the Testing Center well in advance of their scheduled test date.

Contact Information:

Testing Center
Phone: (617) 287-5522
Fax: (617) 287-5547

Mailing address:

UMass Boston Testing Center
Campus Center - UL- Room 130
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125