Remote Proctoring for NCCER Craft Instruction

April 28th 2020
By: Mandy Beaulieu

Due to school closures and social distancing, NCCER has been working behind the scenes to launch Remote Proctoring via the training portal. Remote Proctoring for module exams is a way to keep training moving forward during this time of COVID-19 and social distancing practices.

While delivering classroom training through distance delivery, certified instructors are only able to complete knowledge-based testing at this time. However, this testing still has a measurable outcome that instructors can track. This setup will allow students to continue to progress forward in related technical instruction while still practicing social distancing requirements across the country.

Students will still need to complete hands-on performance profile sheets in person in order to have full module completion, which will allow them to earn their certification (these hands-on performance evaluations can be done at a later date). If you are a current NCCER certified instructor and are interested in NCCER remote proctoring, please go to the link below for more information on remote proctoring and instructor requirements.

Besides completing additional NCCCER requirements to offer remote proctoring to students, instructors must make sure they meet the additional technology requirements for remote proctoring. NCCER has put together a list of requirements below.

Instructor/Proctor Requirements:

  • NCCER instructor and/or curriculum proctor certification
  • Must complete the NCCER remote proctor training
  • Must use NCCER’s Testing System to administer all module tests being remote proctored
  • Verify understanding that all performance profile testing must still be conducted in-person

Technology/Equipment Requirements:

  • Access to an online meeting platform with recording capabilities (i.e., Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting)
  • Computer or tablet with built-in camera/webcam
  • Appropriate audio (through device or phone)
  • Appropriate storage for recorded testing sessions (instructor/proctor only)

Individual Test-Taker Requirements:

  • Tablet or computer (no cell phones may be used for testing) with a built-in camera/webcam
  • Appropriate audio (through device or phone)
  • Have completed or will complete a Registration & Release form prior to testing
  • Appropriate identification

Testing Session Requirements:

  • Instructor/proctor must confirm test-taker’s identification
  • Instructor/proctor must utilize the NCCER Remote Proctoring Script in all remote testing sessions
  • No more than 15 test-takers per testing session
  • All remote proctoring must be conducted between the hours of 7:00 am – 9:00 pm EDT, Monday – Friday
  • All module testing is closed book – only NCCER approved reference materials may be used during testing
  • NCCER must be invited to all remote testing sessions via Send your testing date and time 24 hours in advance (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays). NCCER will have an auditor join each remote testing session. NOTE: If any remote testing session takes place without NCCER being invited, module testing records for that session will be removed from the NCCER Registry.
  • All testing sessions MUST be recorded
  • Within 24 hours of testing session completion, a link to the testing session recording must be sent to NCCER at NOTE: If a recorded session cannot be provided to NCCER, module testing records will be removed from Registry
About Mandy Beaulieu

Mandy Beaulieu originally joined ASA as Program Manager for NCCER. As a subject matter expert in all things NCCER, Mandy has presented at multiple national conferences, and serves as a conduit between education, workforce development and industry. In 2019, Mandy was promoted to Director of Operations, where she oversees division managers to ensure daily operations of ASA run efficiently. Mandy helps develop business strategies to better serve ASA’s industry partners.

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