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Proctored Exams

During a proctored exam, an authorized proctor oversees you while you are writing your exam. Find all you need to know about proctors and proctored exams using our Proctored Exams guide.


Students in "OC" online courses, who are writing an in-person final exam, will either be directed to:

  • Write the final exam as scheduled at the Waterloo or Brantford campus, or
  • Arrange for a proctored final exam if you are located more than 100 km from campus and are not able to come to campus to write the exam (see full process below).

Arranging Proctored Exams

If you live more than 100 km from Brantford or Waterloo, arrange for a proctored exam at your location.

You will be responsible for making arrangements and paying for your own proctor and any associated fees (e.g., courier fees). Always confirm proctor fees and dates when making arrangements. Exams must be written on the scheduled date and time.

Proctor Requirements

In general, proctors must be one of the following:

  • Professor of a university.
  • University examination officer.
  • Testing centre.
  • Embassy or consulate.
  • Principal of a secondary or primary school, or professor of a college (Canada only).

In addition: 

  • Each student must find their own proctor.
  • Proctors must not be related to the student in any way and must not reside at the same address.
  • The proctor must be present for the complete duration of the exam sitting.
  • Multiple students cannot use the same proctor.

Responsibilities of the Student

  • Pay any fees charged by the proctor.
  • Pay any shipping costs to send the exam back to the Final Exams Office.
  • Write the exam using the appointed proctor, on the scheduled date.
  • Submit the Final Exam Proctor Form (see above for more information) and the proctor's proof of employment letter (if required; for further information, contact the Final Examinations Office) by the deadline.

Non-Laurier Students

If you are a non-Laurier student who requires a proctor to write an exam at Laurier's Brantford campus, complete the Non-Laurier Student Exam Proctor Request Form.

The fee for invigilation services is $75 per exam and payment will be collected on your scheduled exam date. You will be contacted by a member of our exam team within two business days of submitting the form.