Testing Services Policies

This page outlines general administration policies for UWF course exams. The candidate is responsible for abiding by all Testing Services rules posted in the office and on the Testing Services website.

Academic Dishonesty

In the event that a candidate displays an act of academic dishonesty, the Testing Services staff will immediately terminate the testing session and report all findings. Any non-approved materials will be confiscated and turned over to the appropriate authority.


UWF students sitting for UWF course exams, will not be charged a proctoring fee. UWF students will be responsible for proctoring fees for exams from other institutions and external testing.

Exam specific information regarding fees can be found in the description of each exam type. Proof of payment, in the form of a receipt from the UWF Cashier’s Office, is required before a testing appointment will be scheduled. Payment can be made to the UWF Cashier’s Office or Online.


Photo identification is required during the check-in process. Identification should be your Nautilus Card or a current, government-issued ID that bears a photo of the candidate (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.). No candidate will be allowed to test without identification. 

Personal Items

No personal items are permitted in the testing room. All personal items should be left at home or secured in the candidate’s vehicle. There are a limited number of lockers available for candidates to secure their belongings. Testing Services is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

Prohibited Items

Candidates cannot bring the following items into the testing room:

  • Any Item Not Identified by the Instructor as Allowed Exam Materials
  • Food and Drinks- Including Water 
  • Hats
  • Watches
  • Sunglasses
  • Phones
  • Wallets
  • Any Electronic Devices
  • Gum or Candy
  • Backpacks, Purses, Briefcases, etc.
  • Calculators
  • Paper of Any Kind- Testing Services Will Provide Scratch Paper as Needed
  • Recording Devices
  • Noisy or Distracting Jewelry
  • Any Items Not Approved by Testing Services Staff

Cell Phones

Cell phones are prohibited in the testing room. Cell phones are to be secured in the candidate's vehicle or in a locker while testing. Cell phones must be powered off while the student is testing. If the candidate's device causes a disruption while the candidate is testing, Testing Services staff will interrupt the candidate’s test to have them power off their device. Any lost time will not be adjusted.

Late Arrival

Candidates should prepare to arrive 15 minutes before their appointment time to check-in. If a candidate is going to be late, the candidate must inform Testing Services in advance. If a candidate is more than 20 minutes late, the exam will be returned to the instructor and the student will need to reschedule. Testing time will not be adjusted if the candidate is late.


All testing activities will be monitored via recorded video and audio, physical walk-through, and observation windows.


Candidates are asked to be respectful of others who may be testing and keep all noise to a minimum. Additionally, communication with other candidates is prohibited during and after the exam. Candidates will be given one warning regarding disruptive behavior or distractive noises. If the behavior continues Testing Services staff will immediately terminate the testing session and exam materials will be returned. The candidate will not receive a refund of any exam fees.


Breaks are not permitted unless the candidate is approved for breaks as an academic accommodation by Student Accessibility Resources. Candidates should be prepared to sit for the entire duration of the exam. If breaks are permitted, the candidate cannot access their phone, study materials, or any electronic devices during a break.