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Ensuring Integrity in the Online Testing Environment with Proctoring

In our continuous commitment to providing the highest standards of integrity and security in online testing, and ensuring we stay ahead of the AI game, proctoring is now available on all of our tests. 

Whether you're a loyal customer or a curious member of our mailing list, we’ve put together this article to highlight the significance of proctoring and how it enhances the testing experience for all. 


What is Proctoring and How Does it Work? 

Proctoring is a cutting-edge solution that utilizes AI to monitor candidates in an online testing environment.  

Proctoring algorithms are designed to analyze various aspects of a candidate's behavior in real-time, such as eye movements, facial expressions, and interactions with the testing environment. This sophisticated AI-driven approach enables proctoring systems to detect potential instances of cheating with remarkable accuracy, providing a level of oversight and integrity previously unattainable in remote testing environments. 

Throughout the duration of the assessment, the participant's webcam captures images to detect and record any instances of cheating. This ensures that the individual taking the test is the intended candidate, without any external assistance or unauthorized resources. At the conclusion of the test, a comprehensive report is generated outlining any detected infractions, providing valuable insights for the test purchaser. 


Why Have We Introduced Proctoring? 

The decision to implement proctoring stems from our dedication to embracing technological advancements and safeguarding the integrity of our assessments. While our existing measures can detect some forms of cheating, proctoring provides an additional layer of assurance to our customers. Moreover, proctoring enables us to extend the duration of our tests, allowing candidates to showcase their skills more comprehensively and providing richer data for supporting decision making. 

Proctoring not only addresses the challenges posed by remote testing but also signifies a proactive response to the evolving landscape of online assessments. Proctoring not only enhances the security of online tests but also fosters a sense of trust and confidence among test administrators and candidates alike. 


Benefits of Proctoring 

Proctoring offers numerous benefits for both test purchasers and candidates: 

- Enhanced Security: Proctoring minimizes the risk of cheating, ensuring the authenticity of test results and maintaining the integrity of the assessment process. 

- Extended Testing Duration: With the implementation of proctoring, we can now offer longer tests, allowing candidates to answer more questions and provide more robust data points for evaluation. 

- Comprehensive Monitoring: Proctoring detects various behaviors indicative of cheating, including loss of focus, attempts to leave the test browser, and multiple faces, providing a thorough assessment of candidate conduct. 


Accessing Proctoring Reports 

For test purchasers, accessing proctoring reports is easy. Simply log in to our platform and navigate to the "Manage Remote Proctoring" section from the dashboard. From there, you can locate the specific test and view the detailed proctoring report, empowering you with valuable insights into candidate behavior during the test. 


Encouraging Transparency and Trust 

We understand that introducing proctoring may raise questions or concerns, specifically among your candidates, so we’ve put together some FAQs for customers, and FAQs for candidates. 

You can also find more information on proctoring at this link, or to explore our assessments with proctoring please visit our Collections page. 

If you still have unanswered questions, please email us at 



Proctoring represents a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to provide innovative and trustworthy solutions for online assessments.  

Proctoring serves as a testament to our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and security in online testing, ensuring a fair and equitable assessment experience for all. 

Join us in revolutionizing the online testing landscape and discover the difference proctoring can make. 


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 Donna Roughan  |  With 22 years of expertise in accounting and business advisory, Donna has held pivotal roles, notably as a Director at PwC, and has executive experience in both finance and operations.

Accountests  |  Accountests deliver the world’s only online suite of annually updated and country-specific technical skills, ability and personality tests designed by and for accountants and bookkeepers. 
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