About Online Proctoring

Online Proctoring Is Now Available: Test Remotely, Including from Home!

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is pleased to announce the availability of online proctoring for select assessments in the NES program. Online proctoring allows you to take your test securely from your home, school, or business. With just a simple check-in process—involving ID verification, face-matching technology, and a live greeter—you can test without having to travel to a test center.

Online Proctoring Availability

The following select NES assessments* are available for online proctoring, in addition to continuing to be available via computer-based testing at test centers:

  • Art (503)
  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary (051)
  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary (052)
  • Biology (305)
  • Business Education (309)
  • Chemistry (306)
  • Computer Science (315)
  • Early Childhood Education (101)
  • Early Childhood Education Subtest I (108) (First Test Admin December 19, 2022)
  • Early Childhood Education Subtest II (109) (First Test Admin December 19, 2022)
  • Earth and Space Science (307)
  • Elementary Education Subtest I: English Language Arts, Social Studies (102)
  • Elementary Education Subtest II: Mathematics, Science, Unified Arts (103)
  • English Language Arts (301)
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (507)
  • Essential Academic Skills Subtest I: Reading (001)
  • Essential Academic Skills Subtest I: Reading (005) (First Test Admin November 21, 2022)
  • Essential Academic Skills Subtest II: Writing (002)
  • Essential Academic Skills Subtest II: Writing (006) (First Test Admin November 21, 2022)
  • Essential Academic Skills Subtest III: Mathematics (003)
  • Essential Academic Skills Subtest III: Mathematics (007) (First Test Admin November 21, 2022)
  • Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction (104)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (310)
  • General Science (311)
  • Health (505)
  • Health (509) (First Test Admin December 19, 2022)
  • History (302)
  • Middle Grades English Language Arts (201)
  • Middle Grades General Science (204)
  • Middle Grades General Science (205) (First Test Admin November 21, 2022)
  • Middle Grades Social Science (202)
  • Physical Education (506)
  • Physics (308)
  • School Counselor (501)
  • School Library Media Specialist (502)
  • School Library Media Specialist (508) (First Test Admin December 19, 2022)
  • Social Science (303)
  • Special Education (601)

* Note: Due to technical requirements, certain NES assessments may not be offered via online proctoring and will continue to be available via computer-based testing only. For example, tests that require the use of a scanner and tests that include an audio component cannot be administered via online proctoring.

Can I Test Remotely?

Many candidates are eligible for remote testing. Review the following steps to determine if online proctoring is right for you.

Step #1: Make Sure You Have the Right Equipment

You provide your own equipment for testing. You must have access to the following:

  • Required—a desktop or a laptop; tablets and touch screens cannot be used for your test
  • Required—a single monitor; extra monitors are not allowed; you need to remove them from the testing room, if possible, or unplug them
  • Required if using an external monitor with a laptop—you must have an external mouse, keyboard, and webcam and the lid of your laptop must be closed
  • Recommended—a personal computer rather than a work computer, which may have additional security that can interfere with your testing session

Review the complete system and testing environment requirements PDF Document

Step #2: Take the System Test

Take the system test before you register link opens in a new window. This will determine if your equipment is eligible for online proctoring.

Step #3: Review the Policies and Guidelines

Review the testing policies and what to expect on the day of the test on this website. (Select your test to get started.) If you are able to comply with these policies and guidelines, you may register for online proctoring.

Registration Is Now Open

If you passed the system test, you may now register to test via online proctoring. Select your test for detailed scheduling information.


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