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Alternate Income Opportunity: Mobile Exam Proctors

Mobile Exam Proctor

Though the mortgage market is sluggish, there’s a growing field with work potential for Notaries seeking to supplement their primary careers and make extra money — proctoring exams for online students.

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, said Andrew Davis, program manager for SmarterProctoring, an educational service that helps online school programs locate qualified proctors for their tests.

Davis said that when a student takes tests for an online course, typically the student is required to take the test outside the home — at a library, business or anywhere outside the residence with an Internet connection. To ensure academic integrity, a mobile 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 — and a background check is the key qualification for a proctor. “A background check lets the school know the Notary is a model citizen. The student knows the Notary is trustworthy and can be comfortable,” Davis said.

The typical fee for proctoring an exam is $25-30 per hour. Availability of assignments varies, but can range from 10-20 exams per semester, according to Davis. “I don’t think people will give up their other work for proctoring, but depending on the Notary, it can be a nice way to earn supplemental income,” he said.

SmarterProctoring is currently looking for proctors, and anyone interested should ​register for possible assignments. There is no charge to register, Davis said. Students who need a proctor submit a request, which includes their offered proctor fee and three appointment options. The prospective proctor is then offered the assignment.

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association.

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MARIA ELISA SARRAFF

03 Feb 2015

I WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP TO BE A PROCTOR. I AM A NOTARY PUBLIC AND I AM VERY INTERESTED IN EDUCATION AREA.

haynesm56@bellsouth.net

17 Mar 2015

I WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP TO BE A PROCTOR. I AM A NOTARY PUBLIC AND I AM VERY INTERESTED IN EDUCATION AREA

JEANNE DAVIS

29 Mar 2015

I WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP TO BE A PROCTOR.

KELLY

13 Apr 2015

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BECOME A PROCTOR

David Boyd

27 Apr 2015

I'll like to sign as a proctor

Tina Heathington

11 May 2015

I would like to sign up to be a Proctor. I am Signing Agent, Notary, background checked

Cynthia Duncanson

19 May 2015

I would like to sign up to be a Proctor.

National Notary Association

19 May 2015

Hello. If you're interested in becoming a proctor, we suggest contacting local educational institutions in your area that offer online courses/exams to see if they need proctoring services. Good luck!

Lorraine vanella

25 May 2015

I am interested in becoming a proctor in the education system in Florida.

Deborah Arzaluz

01 Jun 2015

I am interested in become a proctor, I live in California.

Freida

05 Jun 2015

I'm interested in becoming a proctor, In GA.

Maria Barraza

09 Jun 2015

I'm interested in becoming a Proctor. I live in Brea California

Carol Walton

12 Jun 2015

I would very much like to be A Proctor here in the Louisville, Ky area. I am a Notary Public.

Maria Barraza

17 Jun 2015

I'm interested in becoming a Proctor. I live in Brea California

Barbara McKee

24 Aug 2015

I am very iinterested and would to sign up.

Malliga

14 Sep 2015

I would like to sign up to be a proctor

National Notary Association

14 Sep 2015

Hello. If you're interested in becoming a proctor, we suggest contacting local educational institutions in your area that offer online courses/exams to see if they need proctoring services. Good luck!

Jaspal S Chowdhury

12 Jan 2016

I would like to join as a proctor.

SHARON BURNS

14 Mar 2016

I am a notary public and retired teacher living in southwest VA. I would like to become a testing proctor.

Tonja Simmons

02 Apr 2016

I am very much interested in becoming a proctor,

National Notary Association

04 Apr 2016

Hi Tonja. You can contact local educational institutions to find out if they have proctoring positions available and what qualifications are required.

Carol Sholl

13 Apr 2016

I am interested in becoming a proctor in New York, Long Island.

Brenda Louard

27 Apr 2016

Thanks for the information on this interesting venture, I signed up.

Patrick Archuleta

08 Jun 2016

I would like to proctor in NE Florida, Duval, Baker, Clay, St Johns, Putman counties

Rachel Hamidi

29 Jul 2016

Where and how do I sign up to be a part time proctor? i currenrly do proctoring for the state bar exam twice a yer

National Notary Association

01 Aug 2016

Hello. If you're interested in becoming a proctor, we suggest contacting local educational institutions in your area that offer online courses/exams to see if they need proctoring services. Good luck!

Tanya Carter

09 Aug 2016

I would like to become an exam proctor. Please contact me for details on becoming a proctor. Thank you.

National Notary Association

09 Aug 2016

Hello. If you're interested in becoming a proctor, we suggest contacting local educational institutions in your area that offer online courses/exams to see if they need proctoring services. Good luck!

RT Stokes

20 Aug 2016

Please offer more information about how to become a proctor. In addition to contacting educational institutions, what steps can we take to becoming an exam protor?

National Notary Association

22 Aug 2016

Hello. Your best course would be to speak to educational institutions you wish to work with and ask if they have any specific additional requirements for proctors they hire.

williamslynn760@gmail.com

04 Sep 2016

There is a $50 per month fee to be a proctor with them.

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