Proctored Assessment Requirements

Policy – Proctored Examinations

To ensure academic integrity, ACHS requires students to take proctored midterm assessments at appropriate intervals throughout their program. This verifies that the student who takes the assessment is the same person who enrolled in the program and that the assessment results will reflect the student’s knowledge and competence per the stated learning outcomes. ACHS uses an online, fully automated proctoring service. All proctored assessments are open-book and have a 3-hour time limit.

To ensure proctored assessments occur at appropriate intervals, ACHS has designated specific courses that have proctored assessments. ACHS pays for the proctoring cost directly for your first assessment attempt in each course.  

Undergraduate courses with a proctored midterm assessment are*:

  • AROMA 203
  • HERB 201
  • HLTH 201
  • NAT 302
  • NAT 303

Graduate courses with a proctored midterm assessment are*:

  • AROMA 503
  • HERB 502
  • NAT 501
  • NAT 503
  • NAT 515
  • NUT 501

If you have questions about scheduling proctored assessments or other proctor-related questions, please email our Student Services team at; they would be happy to help!

*Please note these courses are subject to change at any time. Information about assessment proctoring is provided in the course syllabus and the midterm assessment landing page in the online classroom for all courses with proctored assessments.


All proctored assessments are open-book, and students have three hours to complete their assessments. Most assessments are significantly shorter, and students may end their proctored session sooner than the three-hour timeframe. Assessment structure varies for each course but may include multiple-choice questions, questions requiring short answers, questions requiring longer, paragraph-length answers, essay questions, and/or case studies.

When starting the assessment, students follow a few steps to set up the online proctoring. These steps are detailed in the course. Students need to have government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, or passport. The process is fully automated; therefore, students can take the assessment anytime.

Technical Requirements

ACHS provides a list of standard technical requirements. Generally, this means accessing the online course system, Canvas, from a computer (not an iPad or a cell phone) that has a webcam. Also, ACHS requires using the Google Chrome web browser, which is free to download.

ACHS may change proctoring services from time to time. Currently, ACHS uses Proctorio, which provides its own list of recommended system requirements. In most cases, Proctorio’s modest requirements can accommodate devices as old as 10 years.

Assessment Day Procedures

Before the assessment, students should log onto their Canvas course and follow the posted instructions to access the assessment. Students should ensure their webcam and speakers are plugged in and turned on.

The proctoring system will confirm a student’s identity against a government-issued photo identification.

During the assessment, the proctoring system will record the assessment. Please note that no breaks are permitted during the assessments. Please plan accordingly.

Assessments that do not comply with these requirements will be considered void.

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