Some courses require that you take proctored exams. Your course syllabus and/or instructor will notify you about this stipulation. It is your responsibility to seek and identify a proctor and site which meet our qualifications. If your course has online exams, please confirm with your proctor that they are able to provide you with internet access.

Whether you intend to take your exams in the Mizzou Online exam room or at another exam site, please review the "Scheduling Exams" information in your course's Blackboard or Canvas page. If you have questions after reviewing the information in your course's Blackboard or Canvas Page, please email exams@missouri.edu.

Regular Hours

136 Clark Hall Exam Office - Appointment time blocks are Monday — Friday:
  • Block 1: 9 a.m. — 11 a.m.
  • Block 2: 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
  • Block 3: 1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
  • Block 4: 3 p.m. — 4:55 p.m. (All student exam activity ends at 4:55 p.m. Our office closes at 5 p.m.)

Mizzou Online reserves the right to reject your proctor and test site. Relatives, friends, and co-workers may not proctor exams regardless of their academic qualifications. You will be responsible for any proctoring fees assessed by your test site.

Note Due to logistical constraints, students in 8-week courses must take exams at sites within the continental U.S.

Proctor application form

When you have selected a test site proctor, you must submit a Mizzou Online Semester-Based Proctor Application Form. Be sure to complete your personal information in the top right corner of the application. After having the proctor sign the form, scan and email the form to exams@missouri.edu. Once Mizzou Online has reviewed your proctor application, we will notify you via email concerning whether or not your request was approved.

Once your site and proctor have been approved, your testing details will be sent to your proctor. Applications must be submitted at least ten (10) business days in advance of the first test date. Specific due dates for the proctor application form are available in the "Scheduling Exams" tab of your course's Blackboard or Canvas page.

It is assumed that the proctor has agreed to supervise all exams for the course. Should you need to change proctors or test sites, you must submit a new Mizzou Online Semester-Based Proctor Application Form.

A new form is required each semester that a proctor is needed even if you plan to use a proctor and exam site that you have used in the past.

Proctor Approval Guidelines

The proctor must meet the criteria for one of the options given below. Exams should be scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient for you and the proctor within the dates and times specified by your instructor or on your course syllabus. Exam dates are available on your course syllabus and in the "Scheduling Exams" tab of your course's Blackboard or Canvas page.

  1. Any university of Missouri Extension Center in the state; Northeast Missouri, Northwest Missouri, Southeast Missouri, Southwest Missouri. Tests sent to a Missouri Extension Center are sent in care of the County Program Director.
  2. Any regionally accredited university, college, or community college testing center — Look for a College Testing Center near you. Proctors for the college/university testing centers or distance learning offices must be that office's official designated proctor.
  3. Testing centers at the University of Missouri:
    • MU Testing Services in Parker Hall
    • Mizzou Online exam office (email to schedule exam appointment)
      • 136 Clark Hall
      • Fall and spring: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (office closes at 5:00 p.m.)
      • Summer (early May to mid-August): Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (office closes at 4:00 p.m.)
  4. Any public library; or, the library of any regionally accredited university, college, or community college, under the supervision of a certified professional librarian.
  5. The distance learning office of institutions that are members of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

Military personnel and their dependents can use the above list of proctors or we can approve a base education or training officer as a test supervisor.

International students may take exams at libraries or college/ university testing centers, or at U.S. Embassies. The proctor must be able to read and speak English in order to properly administer the exam. Check this site to identify potential testing centers in other countries: http://www.whed.net/home.php

If you have questions or concerns regarding a test site proctor, please contact our office at exams@missouri.edu.