What is Prctr.com

When taking your exam you will have seen reference to our Prctr.com.

Prctr is short for Proctoring.

Proctoring exams is the same as invigilating and means ‘to monitor test-takers during their examination’. This can be in-person or online.

Here at prctr.com, we offer a live, online, proctor exam solution. We try to mirror what an in-person exam setting would be like by using a real invigilator/proctor. Unlike with subsequent/recorded proctoring (where footage is automatically recorded and then checked afterwards), this means that any issues – whether relating to misconduct or technical difficulties – can be responded to immediately. It also provides a more personal and welcoming experience for candidates as they will be greeted, and have the exam rules explained to them, by a real person.

We run all our sessions on a 1-1 basis, this allows the invigilator to focus solely on one test-taker, which gives them the best opportunity to intervene should anything be untoward during the exam. Live invigilators can also help candidates to resolve any tech issues that may arise, and this is ideal if any candidates are less confident with technology. Live 1-1 proctoring helps the exam run smoothly, with no risk of disruption to other candidates if there are any issues.

Prctr.com uses Zoom and monitors the candidate’s facing camera (webcam), the screen view and audio; we can also track keystrokes and browser activity for additional security against misconduct. Our invigilators also carry out live ID checks via webcam. Once the exam is finished, Prctr will upload the audio and video footage, chat logs, browser tracking data and exam report onto the institute’s dedicated cloud storage. Regular checks are carried out to ensure the invigilation service is of consistently high quality.