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Testing for SCC Classes

For Faculty

To request proctoring for a student whose extraordinary circumstances prevent them from testing with their class, use the Proctored Testing Exception Form (pdf or Word version). This testing is offered on a limited basis and requires permission from the instructional dean and Director of Admissions and Registration.

To protect the integrity of your exams and ensure a positive testing experience for your students, we have implemented the following guidelines:

  • If a proctoring request is received less than one week in advance we may be unable to accommodate the request.

  • In the event that the demand for testing exceeds our capacity, proctoring requests will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Paper/pencil tests: At least two days prior to the testing date, provide the testing center a copy of the exam as well as any additional handout materials. Instructor name and class must be on tests. We do not have the resources to print exams for exception testing.

  • Barring unforeseen circumstances, paper/pencil tests will be available for pickup starting at 8:30 a.m. the next business day (Monday through Thursday) after the test. This allows us sufficient time to reconcile the tests against our testing records.

  • Computer-based exams: We only proctor web-based exams. We are not able to download and install software. Due to constant changes in technology, we are unable to guarantee that particular online exams can be proctored on our computers. If you are using products other than MyLab and Mastering, McGraw-Hill Connect, or Canvas, extra time may be needed for us to test the product on our computers and resolve any technical issues. Call 509-533-7074 to determine if we have tested your chosen product on our testing stations.

  • Please submit any changes in proctoring instructions or scheduling by email to To ensure consistency and clarity all changes must be requested in writing.

  • Due to the wide variety of tests we proctor simultaneously students must track their own time. However, for paper/pencil tests you will receive a printed report indicating the check-in and check-out times for each of your students.

  • Please remind your students they must present picture ID before taking an exam. We will not administer an exam without proper ID.

For Students

All testing is by appointment. If you miss your scheduled appointment, we must receive written permission from your instructor for you to reschedule.
Please note:

  • You must bring a picture ID to check in for your test. The name on your ID must match your name in ctcLink.

  • For computer-based tests be sure you know your password(s).

  • Your instructor will tell us what you are allowed to bring into the testing area. All other items must be placed in a locker we provide. Cell phones, smart watches, and mechanical pencils are not allowed.

  • No food or drink are allowed in the testing area.

  • All tests must be completed 15 minutes before our closing time. Be sure to allow enough time to complete your test.

For more information, please contact: 
Sam Verhei
Spokane Community College Testing and Assessment Center
Telephone: 509-533-7044‚Äč