Notaries are well-qualified to serve as proctors. A background check is the key qualification for a proctor
Many educational institutions are expanding their curriculum to allow students to take classes and study online. But when it comes to taking tests, it’s still essential to have a physical proctor present to ensure students don’t cheat.
When a student takes tests for an online course, typically the student is required to take the test outside the home — a business or anywhere outside the residence with an Internet connection. To ensure academic integrity, an Independent Test Proctor is typically assigned to meet the student at the testing location. Notaries are well-qualified to serve as proctors.
Though proctoring does not require a Notary commission, many Notaries are background checked, whether through the commissioning process as in California or individually as part of working as a signing agent A background check lets the school know the Notary is a model citizen. The student knows the Notary is trustworthy and can be comfortable.
Notary Services etc., offers a Proctored Exam Testing Site.
How it works:
1. The Examinee arranges to have testing instructions, a copy of the exam and an acknowledgement sent to Notary Services etc. office via mail, fax, email or courier, app or online portal.
2. When the Examinee arrives for his appointment, (s)he is verified and logged in by furnishing a valid form of identification; then administered the exam at one of our internet accessible workstations. Exams can be taken on paper or online.
3. Upon completion of your examination, Notary Services etc., will certify your exam for forwarding to the receiving agency.
Students taking exam. Some of your distance courses require you to take proctored exams. Your instructor will indicate this requirement via the course catalog, course syllabus, a Canvas announcement, or an email. Not all your courses may require proctored exams.
⦁ Schedule 1-2 weeks prior to your exam.
⦁ Every educational institution has a process in place on how to schedule your exam through a proctor.
⦁ Your exam information will be emailed to your proctor within 3 weeks of your exam. You will receive a confirmation email to your email letting you know that is has been sent.
⦁ You should contact your proctor before your appointment to ensure that they have your exam information. If they do not have your exam information, please contact Campus Testing and it can be resent.
⦁ Then your exam information will be emailed to your proctor within 3 weeks of your exam. You will receive another confirmation email letting you know the exam information has been sent. .
Bring a form of photo identification.
Bring any items allowed by your instructor for the exam (e.g. calculator, book, notes, etc.).
Reminder: Cell phones, laptops, tablets and/or PDAs are not allowed during your exam.
It’s that simple call 661-864-7647 if you need the service of a test proctor!
I receive several request for my services regarding inmate #notary visits & or jail related #notarizations not necessarily to enter the prison to #notarize the signature of the inmate but to guide the inmate's families on how to handle certain #notary requests from the detainee. I received a call from a woman who's brother is detained, through California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation system, she said her brother asked her to "go to a #notary so that his kids can go see him". Her request was a bit unclear so I needed some information in order to assist her. Asking a few questions regarding the inmate such as: √Inmate Name DOB √Booking / Register number √Facility name and location , helps to determine, what the visiting rules of the specific detention facility are & necessary documents required for visitation. In this particular case this is what she was referring to:
With this information I was able to download the form titled "Written Consent for Minor Visitation", which needed to be signed and authorized by the legal parent (in this case the minor's mother) . The detainee did not provide this document & she had no idea where to look to find this document causing my customer a bit of confusion on how to proceed and because this document needs to be signed and notarized the detainee requested she "go to a notary"
As a Full Time Independent Notary Public, customers have the expectation that I should and must know what needs to be done when the word "notary" comes up. I inform my customers that I am not an attorney and cannot give legal advice or accept fees for legal services. However, I do explain while I am downloading documents for them, I am simply providing a secretarial service and not acting as a Notary but as an Independent contractor. That way there will be no miscommunication regarding my role as a Notary Public & the Ancillary Services provided. I do feel it is my responsibility & top priority to go over & above the call of duty to assist my customers in meeting their needs, without the Unauthorized Practice of Law particularly drafting of documents and giving advice.
Information regarding detainee's in the California Department of Corrections is available to the public at their website: https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/index.html-