The Academy’s accrediting agency has mandated that students who take online tests must do so with the appropriate identification and supervision. In order to meet this requirement, the Academy requires that students use the online proctoring service, Examity.

Examity offers live internet proctoring via webcam. This service affords students the opportunity of taking tests in the comfort of their own homes, at their own computers, without incurring the costs of paying for a human proctor. There is no program to load and the only special equipment needed is a webcam and a microphone.

Examity is accessed directly through the Learning Management System (Canvas) course shell.

Instructions for accessing Examity are provided in each course shell.

Any time after a student enrolls in a course, he/she must create a profile with Examity. After the profile is created, the student may schedule an exam. A picture ID is required to create a profile and the same ID must be shown to the online proctor every time the student takes an exam.

For more information about Examity, use the Canvas Student Integrated Quick Guide.

Human Proctor/Third-Party Testing Center

Students who fall under one of the following categories may choose Examity (beginning with Fall 2016 term) or may use an approved third-party testing center for examination proctoring:

  • Non-degree seeking students
  • International students
  • Active duty military students

Students who may have specific testing requirement issues must contact the Department of Student Services at studentservices@ussa.edu for permission to use an approved third-party testing center for examination proctoring.

For information concerning third-party testing centers or Examity online proctoring service, click on the following links for guidelines and the proctor approval application or contact testing@ussa.edu.