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RCA Exam Proctor Form

What is a proctor?

A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam to a Certification applicant and agrees to fulfill the proctor responsibilities required by the RCA. The proctor will verify an applicant's identity by checking a photo ID and will ensure testing policies during the exam are followed.

The RCA Exam policies are as follows:

Before the exam:

  • Candidates OR the testing center may provide the laptop or desktop or similar tablets upon which the exam can be taken. Exams cannot be taken on smartphones.
  • Candidate and testing center are responsible for wifi access. It is recommended that the wifi is tested prior to testing begins to avoid technical issues during testing.
  • Testing must occur in a private, quiet location with a closed door - i.e. conference room.
  • No other applications / websites may be open on the device during testing. All notifications will also be turned off. The proctor is responsible for ensuring this rule is enforced.
  • Testing candidates will be identified with a valid photo ID before sitting for the exam,
  • No one is allowed to copy or record any test questions either in part or in whole.
  • There is no talking between candidates taking the exam once the exam begins.
  • Any questions a candidate may have may be quietly addressed to the proctor only.
  • There are no books, jackets, purses, satchels, cell phones, or smart watches (or similar) allowed in the testing area once the exam begins. 
  • Candidates may provide their own simple-function calculator and blank scratch paper.
  • Candidates will be asked prior to exam to hold test and all those who are taking the test in the strictest of confidence, and will not share any information regarding the test to anyone who may be taking the test in the future.
  • No outside food or beverage allowed in the testing room.
  • Privacy Screens are banned.
  • Proctor must be able to see screens at all times. The proctor may choose to sit in the back of the room to circulate throughout the exam.
  • The proctor will ensure there is at least one arm's length between examinees.
  • There will be a minimum of one proctor per eight examinees.

During the exam:

  • Testing time is two (2) hours.
  • No one is allowed to copy or record any test questions either in part or in whole.
  • There is no talking between candidates taking the exam once the exam begins.
  • Any questions a candidate may have can be quietly addressed to the proctor only.
  • All calculations must be made on the scratch paper. Scratch paper must be collected by the proctor and disposed of securely.
  • At no time will a candidate be allowed to look up a question in a book or the internet to verify whether or not a question was answered correctly during the exam or before leaving the room.
  • If you leave the room during the exam, the exam is forfeited.
  • Candidates will be asked prior to exam to hold test and all those who are taking the test in the strictest of confidence, and will not share any information regarding the test to anyone who may be taking the test in the future.