Proctoring exams

Proctoring is offered at some Multnomah County Library locations for a fee, where space and staff time are available.


To schedule a time to have your exam proctored, please complete the Request a proctoring session form or call the Information Services at 503-988-5234.

  • At the Central Library, proctoring is offered Tuesday afternoons from 3 pm to 6 pm and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.  
  • At the Fairview-Columbia Library, proctoring is available only during the library's open hours when the staff member responsible for administering the exams is on duty. Arrangements must be made ahead of time, so that there is adequate time for delivery of the exam to the library.

Make all arrangements with the institution giving the exam. Contact the institution to be sure that library staff proctoring the exam meet criteria set by the institution. At the Central library while there will be a staff person in the room with you at all times it will not be the same person for the entire test. Arrange for delivery of the exam. Library staff cannot make these arrangements for you.

The fee for proctoring is $25 per exam, payable in advance. Payment may be made in cash, by check or by credit card. No proctoring fee will be charged for the online food handlers exam.

Exams may be written on paper or taken online. The library staff person will ensure that the person taking the exam meets its requirements, such as verifying ID and whether he or she has any accompanying materials. However, it is often not possible for the staff person to remain with the person taking the exam for the entire time.

The computer lab at Central Library is not available on Tuesdays, so on that day please bring your own laptop if your test is online. 

You, or the examining institution, must provide postage if the exam is to be returned by mail. The library staff person proctoring the exam will be responsible for mailing the completed exam back to the examining institution. The library cannot issue mailing receipts.

Library staff will determine whether they have the available resources to proctor an exam and may decline if they do not have the staff available or the exam does not meet the guidelines listed above.

Several other institutions in Multnomah County offer proctoring. Students may wish to consider contacting one of them for this service.

Libraries offering proctoring

Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave.

Fairview-Columbia Library
1520 NE Village St., Fairview

Other institutions in Multnomah County offering proctoring

Contact the institution for more details.