Southwest Houston Test Center

Educational Testing Center

Exam Proctoring Info

EXAM PROCTORING INFO

TEST PROCTORING FEES

1. TEST ADMINISTRATION FEE

(Based on allotted time, not actual testing time)

  • $25 for the first 2 hours plus $10 per additional hour (or fraction thereof)

2. MAILING & HANDLING FEES

  • $13.95 USPS Priority Mail & handling fee, if your institution/program requires us to return the exam
  • Additional fees will be charged for overseas and non-USPS mailing requirements by your institution

3. PAYMENTS

  • Full payments are taken when you check in for your exam.
  • Acceptable forms of payment:
    • Cash
    • Debit and all major credit cards

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

PROCTORING SERVICES FAQs

1. What do I bring on test day?

  • Your personal website UN/PW for unique, school-based websites, if applicable
  • Proctoring services guidelines and affidavit from your institution, if applicable
  •  Form of Payment:  Cash (exact change only) or major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) to pay for test proctoring service fee and or mailing/handling fee
  • One government-issued, non-expired photo identification (such as Driver License, Passport, Permanent Resident Card (Green Card),  Military ID, certificate of citizenship, etc.)
  • Calculator, if authorized for your exam
  • You do NOT need to bring a computer.  We provide the computer (PC) and workstation for you.
2. Is there a locker at the test center?

A. Yes, we provide small lockers with locks.  They are large enough to store personal items (cell phones, purses, wallets, small backpacks, etc.).  However, the test center is not responsible for any loss or damages.  We recommend that you keep all valuables at home.  Locker use is free.

3. What may I wear/ not wear at the test center?

A. Wear comfortable clothing.  The temperature in the testing rooms range between 70-74 degrees F.  You may wear a sweater, blazer, cardigan, or suit coat.  You may not wear a coat (such as a rain coat, over-sized jacket, or winter coat, etc.).  You may not wear any head coverings unless they are for religious or medical reason.

4. Is there parking available?

A. Yes, parking is available around the building. You may park your car anywhere except spots that are restricted (please adhere to all signage).  In addition, if your test is scheduled for more than one hour, please do not park in the 1-hour restricted spots.  Parking is free.

5. What time should I come to the test center?

A. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to complete all check-in procedures.

6. The following security checks (following the strict Pearson Vue guidelines) will be accomplished for each test-taker prior to entering the exam room:
  • Accessories and jewelry will be visually inspected (this includes accessories such as hair clips, headbands, and jewelry).  Jewelry that is wider than 1/4 inch (1/2 centimeter) is not permitted.  Watches and fitness wrist bands must be stored in a locker.
  • Ears will be inspected for the presence of electronic devices.
  • Eyeglasses will be placed on a hard surface for visual inspection– both top and bottom of the glasses.  Camera glasses and electronic glasses are NOT permitted in the testing room (please leave these at home).
  • Hoods and ties, if applicable, will be lifted and visually inspected.
  • Arms will be inspected up to the elbows and sleeves will be inspected rolled down. 
  • Pockets will be turned completely out.
  • Waist or belt area will be visually inspected.
  • You will be asked to pat down your arms, waistline, and legs.
  • Shoes will be visually inspected.
6. Where is the test center located?

A. We are located on the 7th floor of “The Center” complex: 8303 Southwest Freeway, Suite 730, Houston TX 77494 (at the Northeast corner of Route 59/69 and S. Gessner Road, next to Denny’s).