Proctoring Services

The CSUN Testing Center offers proctoring services for candidates participating in distance learning programs, correspondence degree programs, and professionals who need to receive certification in their field. We offer both paper-based testing and computer-based testing.  CSUN Testing Center is a member of the NCTA Proctoring Network, a referral service provided by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), that supports distance learning and we abide by the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.


  • Candidates will need their cell phones to scan the Testing Center QR check-in code upon arrival and access to their email.  Lockers will be provided to store your items during the exam.
  • Government-issued photo identification and test fees will be required on the day of your test.  Proctoring fees are payable in cash only. 

Parking in the B3 structure is recommended. During peak times of the spring and fall semesters, parking can be difficult to locate.  Give yourself plenty of time to find parking.  You may purchase a single-day permit at an attendant booth or dispenser for $10.45. Day pass dispensers accept credit cards or cash and are located by the elevator on each level. Click here, https://www.csun.edu/parking/visitor-parking-information, for the location of parking lots and dispenser locations.

We ask that candidates report no more than 15 minutes before their test appointment time. Latecomers may be dismissed if the center is unable to admit them in a timely fashion. Be sure you have your ID and proctoring fee.

Types of Test Administration and Hours

Paper-based testing

The Testing Center must receive paper-based exams from the originating college, university, agency or instructor before you schedule a proctored test. The exam can be sent to the following address or emailed.

California State University, Northridge 
Testing Center
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8240
Attn: Charity Chia, Test Officer

Email correspondence from another college, university, or agency detailing the computer-based exam instructions needs to be sent to testing.center@csun.edu.  Please copy Charity Chia at cchia@csun.edu to ensure receipt of exam materials. 

Once you have requested the exam to be sent, allow three to five business days before scheduling an exam appointment. Arrange for the home campus or agency to include a prepaid self-addressed return envelope. Otherwise, the student is responsible for any related postage fees.

Computer-based testing

Email correspondence from another college, university, or agency detailing the computer-based exam instructions needs to be sent to testing.center@csun.edu.  Please copy Charity Chia at cchia@csun.edu to ensure receipt of exam materials.  CSUN Testing Center does not allow students to use their own devices while testing within the testing center.  If your exam requires you to use your own device to take your exam, we suggest you find an alternate location.  We will not be able to administer your exam under these circumstances.  All computer-based exams must be delivered using the Testing Center's computers.

Test administration hours

Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.- 4:15 p.m


How to Request A Proctor

Step 1 – Obtain approval

It is the responsibility of the candidate to coordinate with their home school/university to meet the specific requirements for each test proctored. The Testing Officer of the Testing Center will complete all necessary proctor paperwork. We recommend that you initiate the process at least one (1) week before your anticipated appointment. Candidates must have a prearranged appointment, we do not take walk-ins.

  1. Have your school/agency send your exam materials to the CSUN Testing Center
  2. If needed, have instructor complete our Proctoring Services Form

Step 2 – Arrange a tentative testing appointment

  1. Call the testing center once you know you will need an exam proctored to set up a tentative exam appointment. Once the exam materials have been received by the Testing Center, we will send you an email confirmation with details about your exam appointment.  Your exam materials must be received by the Testing Center no later than noon Pacific time the day prior to your appointment in order for us to keep your testing appointment.

Step 3 – Testing day

  1. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, your appointment will be canceled.  Please notify us if you need to change or cancel your appointment.

  2. Current government-issued photo identification is required for check-in.
  3. All personal items will be locked in an available small locker.

              NOTE: Large backpacks will NOT fit in the small locker available.

4. Complete the proctoring rules agreement form

5. Pay proctoring fees, if applicable

6. Take our exam!

Rules and Guidelines

Testing Policies

Review the information to understand the testing policies for tests administered Monday-Friday at CSUN’s Testing Center.   

Proctoring Rules Agreement

When making an appointment, you agree to all the terms set forth by the Proctoring Rules Agreement which you will review and sign on the day of your appointment. Please review before making your appointment, call our office at 818-677-2369 or email testing.center@csun.edu with any questions.

Visitor Policy

While candidates need to have a support system in place, visitors are not allowed in the testing center rooms for any reason.  Visitors may wait in the reception area or the hallway where benches and chairs are available.  Children are not permitted in the testing rooms or to be left unattended while a candidate takes an exam.

Exam Policy

The Testing Center will hold exams received for a maximum of four weeks unless specified in exam information.  Individuals that have not scheduled, canceled, or failed to appear for an appointment, their exams will be returned to the originating institution and/or destroyed after 30 days of receipt or exam due date, whichever occurs first.


Testing Fees and Parking

Proctoring services are available to students and non-students for a small fee. Payment for proctoring services is payable by cash only. Personal checks or credit cards will not be accepted. 

Testing Fee Based on Test Type - Paid in Cash Only
Type of TestFee
Pencil and paper-based

$20/hour for the scheduled amount of time for test, paid in cash prior to the start of exam.


$30/hour for the scheduled amount of time for test, paid in cash prior to the start of exam.



Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your exam appointment time.  You will need time to find parking, which can be difficult during peaks times when the semester is in session, locate and walk to the reporting location and to use the restroom prior to check in.  Our office is located in Bayramian Hall room 190.  Visit the Test Reporting Locations Map for driving directions to CSUN campus.  We are the blue building on the map. Latecomers may be dismissed if center is unable to admit in a timely fashion.

Parking Permits

You may purchase a single-day permit at an attendant booth or dispenser for $10.45 or choose from 2 hour/4 hour rates; day-pass parking dispensers accept cash. For location of parking lots and dispenser locations, refer to the student parking information. Parking in the B3 structure is recommended.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at (818) 677-2369 or email testing.center@csun.edu