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Automated Remote Proctoring Lets NCCER Students Take Tests Anytime, Anywhere

April 6, 2022 – Students training with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) can now take module tests anytime and anywhere, thanks to NCCER’s new automated remote proctoring.

Partnering with Invigulus, an online remote proctoring platform, NCCER now has updated technology that allows students to take tests at their convenience. In addition, it allows instructors to assign tests without the worry of coordinating times and locations.

The integrity of the tests is maintained through student identity confirmation and webcam monitoring. Video recording during a testing session helps flag any suspicious activity or behavior. That information is audited after the test and stored for 30 days.

NCCER is using the new option because it offers many benefits and ease of use for instructors and students. It eliminates the need for in-person module test scheduling and does not require downloading additional software. Also, it removes the potential roadblocks of pop-up blockers, firewalls, and tedious software downloads.

“Automated remote proctoring offers a sustainable and affordable long-term solution for off-site testing options,” said Boyd Worsham, NCCER president and CEO. “We are looking forward to leveraging this innovative technology to further enhance the learning experience.”

NCCER will provide training videos and guides for instructors and students who are interested in using automated remote proctoring. All sessions will cost a $3 remote proctoring fee. The fee will not apply if the test is interrupted by an internet or electrical outage.

NCCER’s Basic Remote Proctoring option for craft module tests remains available to all NCCER accredited organizations and sponsored organizations.

Unlike Automated Remote Proctoring, Basic Remote Proctoring requires a physical proctor and that a video recording of the testing session be sent to NCCER.

Anyone who would like to become an automated remote proctor testing location must fill out and agree to the NCCER Automated Remote Proctoring Agreement Form. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about automated remote proctoring, should visit NCCER’s Remote Proctor page on www.nccer.org.




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