Remote Online Proctored Exams

Computer_testIn addition to taking the exam at a CEDIA event or local Kryterion Test Center, candidates for CEDIA certification may choose to take their exam from the convenience of their own home or business provided that they meet the requirements for testing. 

Kryterion’s online proctoring systems is available for scheduling 24/7. Candidates will run provided software that allows a live proctor at Kryterion headquarters to verify identification, securely lock down the browser, and monitor the exam. All CEDIA exams are currently available for remote proctoring.

Requirements for Remote Proctoring

Hardware & Equipment Requirements/Restrictions

  • Screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater
  • A minimum of 50MB available space
  • Webcam and microphone
  • An English QWERTY keyboard
  • You may not use dual monitors
  • The downloading of Kryterion’s Sentinel Secure may require administrator user permissions.
  • No virtual machines are allowed

Software Requirements

  • The latest version of Internet Explorer (IE) , Chrome, Safari or Firefox. Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Please disable all software that could interfere with your online proctored exam session. That includes, but is not limited to, pop-up blockers, antivirus software, firewalls, VMWare/Bootcamp, Skype, Photobooth and TeamViewer.
  • If using Windows
    • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • If using MAC
    • OS X Operating system
      • 10.13 High Sierra
      • 10.14 Mojave
      • 10.15 Catalina
    • The latest version of Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox

Internet Connection Requirements

Test Environment Requirements

  • The room is well lit, quiet, and free from distraction.  
  • The testing surface is clutter-free and contains only one computer, one monitor, one keyboard, and one mouse.
  • Be sure that only the permitted Test Aids are in your testing area. Once Sentinel Secure software loads, the allowed Test Aids will be shown as icons on the right side of the screen. These icons are not interactive tools; they simply identify allowed Test Aids.
  • Lanyards/name badges, hats, watches, bracelets, and necklaces are not permitted to be worn during testing. Please remove all items from your neck and wrists.
  • Interaction with another individual during your test session is not permitted.
  • You may not use dual monitors.
  • You cannot take a break for any reason. If you leave the workstation during the exam, we are obligated to inform your test sponsor.
  • You may not lean out of the camera view during your test session. The proctor must be able to see you at all times.
  • Cell phones are not permitted in the testing area.
  • Reading the exam aloud is prohibited.
  • You will be recorded during the entire exam experience.
  • During the exam, the proctor may ask you to pan the room with the room with your camera or perform other tasks to ensure a secure testing area. They will issue alerts if any suspicious behavior is detected or if any technical issues occur. This could happen at any time during the exam and may cause your exam to be paused while the issue is resolved. This time away does not subtract from your exam time limit.
  • Remote proctoring is a convenient option, but does place a few more responsibilities on the test taker. Candidates who prefer a more traditional test experience can always choose to schedule their exam at a local Kryterion test center.

All incidents and testing irregularities will be reviewed according to security policies and subject to additional action by the Certification Commission if necessary.

Steps to Schedule and Take a Remote Proctored Exam

This process begins after you have already purchased your exam, completed the application form, and received your acceptance email with a Kryterion scheduling voucher.

  1. Create a Webassessor account and login at www.webassessor.com/cedia. Candidates should make sure the name entered matches that of their government ID, which will be verified by the proctor on test day.
  2. Install Sentinel Secure. The link will be located under the My Assessments tab. For detailed instructions and support regarding Sentinel software please visit the Kryterion support page.
  3. Set your biometric profile. This link is located under the My Assessments tab. This will open Sentinel and ask to take your picture. This information will be verified by the proctor before taking the actual test.
  4. Schedule your exam time. Under the Register for an Exam tab select “CEDIA Remote Online Proctored Exams” and select your exam. Choose your time zone and use the provided calendar to select an exam time. Kryterion’s Remote Online Proctoring system is available 24/7 but slots may be filled depending on overall demand. Days that are greyed out have no availability. Candidates are recommended to schedule their exam two weeks in advance to secure their preferred time.
  5. Login to Webassessor to take the Exam. Ten minutes before your scheduled time the “Launch” button will appear which will open Sentinel Secure and complete the identification verification steps. The proctor will check your official identification, verify your microphone and webcam placement, and ensure that the testing environment is acceptable before launching the exam. The proctor will be available for support via chat throughout the exam and will notify you if there are any issues.

If you experience technical difficulties during set-up, launch, or within your Assessment, please visit the Kryterion Support Page (Kryterion.com/support) for articles and a live chat support. You may also contact KRYTERION Technical Support at 1-877-313-2008 or 1-602-659-4679.

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