A NEW WAY TO GET CERTIFIED
The GCCC is excited to announce the option for live remote proctoring! Remote proctoring allows certification candidates to take their exam remotely, without a standard, in-person proctor. Candidates will be monitored by a proctor provided by GCCC test administration partner, Prolydian/Examity, via a webcam from the candidate’s home or office.
Read the press release and the Candidate Handbook for further information on application process and remote proctoring.
Click here to submit your application.
Testing Using Live Remote Proctoring
Candidates will be approved for remote proctoring once all eligibility requirements have been met. An Authorization to Test email will be sent to the candidate to schedule their exam date and time. Same day testing will not be available.
Preparing for Testing
- Candidates need to ensure that the computer and the location in which they are testing meet the requirements specified in the confirmation email before the scheduled exam date.
- The GCCC is not responsible for a candidate’s inability to connect to the proctor due to network connectivity or computer system issues.
- Using the link confirm your computer meets the minimum requirements, perform a system readiness check, and test your internet connection speed.
- If you do not complete the testing and you experience technical difficulties during your examination, you will have to pay a rescheduling fee or you may not have the opportunity to test and your exam fee will not be refunded.
Day of Testing
- Be ready 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, Examity will have you go through the security check-in process.
- The proctor will request you to provide and one form of government issued or a legal document bearing the your picture and signature identification
- You will be required to provide a 360º view of your room using your webcam, including a scan of your work surface.
- Make sure your area is clear and personal items are put away.
- Each exam is allocated 3 hours to complete
- The proctor will montior you throughout the exam session and will available to assist at any point during your exam.
After the Test
- An email will be sent to you on how to retrieve official results from your account within 72 hours after the exam administration.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT REMOTE PROCTORING
Which browser should I use to take my exam?
Prolydian supports all major, updated browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. The system does not support outdated browsers such as Internet Explorer. If you are using Internet Explorer or an outdated browser, the system will alert you that some functionality may not be available to you. Please update the browser or install an updated browser before continuing.
What operating system should I use to take the exam?
Prolydian supports the following operating systems: macOS X 10.5 or higher, Windows Vista or higher. Examity does not support Linux or Chrome OS. The only requirement is that an updated browser is installed on the operating system.
What should I do if I get disconnected during my remote proctored exam?
If there's an interruption in your exam session, your proctor will attempt to call you to get the session resumed. They'll also send you an email with instructions on how to get the session started again. You can also contact the Examity support team for more help.
This is my first remote proctored exam. What is it like?
Taking a remote proctored exam gives you the freedom and convenience to take your exam when you want to and where you want to. Remote proctored exams provided by our partner, Examity, require you to complete a few steps before you begin your exam. You'll have to complete your Examity profile, which you can easily access from your Prolydian account - you'll only ever need one log in. This profile setup has you upload the government issued photo ID you'll show the proctor when you start your exam. You also have to answer a few questions that will be used to verify your identity. The video above, "Scheduling a test with remote proctoring" walks you through those setup steps.
When you're ready to start your exam you'll be connected with an Examity proctor, who will verify your identity and check your surroundings. Make sure the room is free of people, pets, and clutter. You'll complete a 360 degree sweep of the room to make sure it's free of anything that might get in the way of your testing experience and then the test will begin. You have to stay on screen for the duration of the exam otherwise the proctor may have to pause or stop the session.
Make sure the laptop or computer you're using has Zoom or GoToMeeting installed on it. Our remote proctoring partners require use of one of these meeting applications to monitor the exam session.