Responding to the U.S. Department of Education directive, the Academy’s accrediting agency (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) has mandated that students who take online tests must do so with appropriate identification and supervision.
In response to these regulations, and to provide our students with the most cost-effective, convenient way to take exams, the Academy has elected to require all degree-seeking students to purchase a Securexam Remote Proctor Device (RPD). This computer hardware, which offers a biometric device to ascertain the identity of the user through the use of a fingerprint, will be required to take all course mid-terms and final exams. This will afford students the opportunity to take their tests in the comfort of their own homes at their own computers without incurring the costs of paying for a proctor. RPD devices are automatically sent during the registration process but may be purchased through the Academy Bookstore. Additional questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Running a system requirement check is the first step in choosing the compatible testing software for your computer. It is highly recommended that you run a systems check to ensure that a smooth transition takes place when you begin using the Remote Proctor Device (RPD) for course exams.
The following link will take you to a systems check for the computer you plan to take course exams on: http://www.remoteproctoradmin.com/install/.
If you have any questions about the systems check contact the CMS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-degree seeking students, international students, military students on active duty, and students who have fewer than three (3) courses left to complete their degree requirements are automatically approved to use a physical human proctor in lieu of the Remote Proctor Device.
Other students who may have specific testing requirement issues must contact the Department of Student Services at email@example.com with regard to RPD exemptions or waivers.
Once approved for a human proctor, the student should contact the Academy’s Testing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for information early in their course to ensure that a proctor can be approved for their exams. Click on the following links for information: