The Learning Centers

What is a proctored exam, and why do I need one?

A proctored exam is a test that is required for your course, but it is not given during class time. You may need one if your Online, Face-to-Face, or Hybrid class at Central Arizona College (CAC) requires you to take a proctored exam at an Academic Testing location.  Your instructor will announce this requirement via in person, your syllabus, or in your Blackboard ULTRA course shell. Proctored exams, both in-person and remote, can be scheduled by contacting any of the testing center locations listed below.

Remote Academic Testing

As we move further and further away from brick-and-mortar classrooms, the need for remote testing has quickly moved to the front of educational concerns. In addition to finding competent services that will guarantee academic integrity, cost has become a number one priority for districts such as Central Arizona College. With that in mind, our service is completely free to students. We utilize existing technology that is also free to students and seek to constantly improve our product/service.

Remote exams are proctored. Please be advised that it is critical that your equipment is functioning within the technical guidelines. Call Remote Testing @ 480-677-7761, Monday through Thursday from 9am to 7pm, to schedule your 15-minute Tech Check before your first exam. Please do not wait until your exam to verify your equipment.

To schedule an exam call 480-677-7761. CAC exams are currently given Monday through Thursday from 9am to 7pm.


Superstition Mountain

Monday – Thursday 9 am to 7 pm
Friday through Sunday and National Holidays – Closed

805 S. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119


Testing Center Precautions

Central Arizona College Testing Centers highly encourage you to be mindful of the following recommendations:

  • If you are ill, exposed, or at risk of exposing others, please reschedule your test.
  • Use the hand sanitizing station upon entering the Testing Center.
  • We sanitize each workstation prior to and following each use.
  • We encourage and enforce the CDC recommendation of Physical Distancing.

The CAC Testing Center is operating under strict protocols. Therefore, it is imperative that you are on time for your scheduled test. Late arrivals may lose their appointments. If you know you will be late, please call your respective Testing Center (see information below). Our office phones are staffed only during scheduled testing days.

GED, HESI, Pearson VUE, and CLEP Testers:

Please note that the HESI exam is being administered at all our Testing Centers as well as virtually. We will continue to make every effort to stay in compliance with the CDC’s guidelines such as practicing physical distancing, conducting frequent and proper sanitizing of personnel and equipment, and limiting crowd size etc. to promote staff and students’ safety.

Instructors may choose to use a third party to administer your proctored exam. Third Party (non-CAC) proctored exams:

If our physical and or virtual testing centers/sites are fully booked, students may test via the following:

  • ProctorU (instructors will need to put the test on the ProctorU site)
  • Respondus (instructors will need to set up Respondus in Blackboard)
    • Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitoringclick here. You may also view a brief introduction on Respondus LockDown to get started; however, please note the following information:
    • To install Respondus Lockdown Browser on your home Computers, click here.
    • Technical considerations for Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitoring
  • Students may choose another one of our district testing centers
  • Students may find a CAC recognized testing center and then inform their instructors as such. These testing centers may include one of the following:
    • A college or university testing center
    • A military educator or officer with higher rank than the student
    • A certified testing site/center

Third party tests are arranged between your instructor and the third party. Academic Testing has no information about tests given through these services.


Be sure to bring a picture ID to your exam appointment. The Central Arizona College ID is preferred, but a valid driver’s license or passport is acceptable.

Math exams: Your instructor will provide information on whether you can use a calculator, index cards, formula sheets, and scratch paper. Lockers are provided so that items that are not allowed may be secured by the tester.

Partnered exams may require your receipt from the cashier’s window or other materials.

Student walk-ins will be accommodated based on time and space availability.

Walk-ins should anticipate longer waits during peak testing periods.

Calling at least one week in advance can help to ensure that you receive your preferred time and date.

The testing center observes College Policy 508 – Minor Children on Campus.

“No employee, student, or visitor to the College shall leave a child under the age of 16 unattended on campus, nor may such person leave a child with a College employee or student, unless the child is enrolled in and attending an authorized program of the College.”

All tests end five minutes to close. Example 6:55 p.m. This is true even if your test indicates that you have more time.

You must stay in the testing room until your test is complete. Leaving the room for any reason will result in the submission of the test, and possible notification for academic dishonesty. *

Cell Phones, wallets, purses, etc. should be in a locker. Possession of these items in the testing room will result in a notification of academic dishonesty. *

Scratch paper and notecards will be collected at the end of your test. Please turn them in.

*See the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.

Pay for your GED test here.

To purchase a partnered exam that may require a fee, testers need to go to the cashier’s window and purchase the exam. The cashier should have a fee schedule.

Remember to bring your receipt to the testing center.

No monies are exchanged at the testing center.

Proctors cannot adjust end dates on exams. If you miss the last testing date, you must contact the instructor for an extension. S/he will notify the testing center if the date is extended.

Most partnered exams must be taken on the same day that they are purchased. Be prepared by scheduling early and bringing the required items to the testing center.

Please call the testing center if you cannot make your appointment. Staff would be happy to find a different date that will work for you.

Faculty Forms and Resources

Test Request Form
Respondus LockDown Browser Instructor Tips
Respondus: Assessment Tools for Learning Systems

Non-CAC Testing Centers

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