Due to the COVID-19 virus, the library is no longer accepting new requests to proctor tests. We are notifying those who have sessions scheduled to cancel. We hope to be able to offer this service again soon.
Two Multnomah County libraries offer proctoring for a fee, when space and staff time are available.
Libraries that offer proctoring
Tuesdays 3-6 pm, Thursdays 10 am-1 pm
Note: Between February 6 and April 9, the proctoring times at Central Library will change. Proctoring will not be offered during that period on Thursdays. Proctoring will be available during this period on Saturdays 2-5pm and, as always, on Tuesdays 3-6pm. After April 9, we will return to the normal Tuesdays and Thursdays schedule.
To schedule a time to have your exam proctored, please complete this form or call 503.988.5123. Please make arrangements ahead of time, so that there is enough time for delivery of the exam to the library.
You 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 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. There is no proctoring fee 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 same staff person to remain with the person taking the exam for the entire time.
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 provide 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 is not compatible with the library's procedure.