Become a Certified Proctor

Roles and Responsibilities

What is a proctor?

In order for us to maintain our accreditation with all health authorities, our program must contain two components: training (online or in-class) and a certification exam. All food safety exams must be invigilated by a Proctor certified by our organization. The proctor is there to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed.

What do proctors actually do?

Many things need to happen before, during and after an Exam, in order for the results to be valid and certification approved. Below are two condensed lists of tasks required of a proctor for either exam format.

Paper (Scantron) ExamsOnline Exams
  • Order exams 3 weeks prior to exam date;
  • Confirm the identity of the test taker prior to starting the exam (driver's license, etc.);
  • Confirm that the test taker is eligible to attempt the exam (training certificate or expired  wallet card);
  • Be present at all times and supervise the test taker during the writing of the exam;
  • Collect and maintain security of exams;
  • Complete the "Examination Irregularity Report" at the end of the exam;
  • Return paper exams via courier (with tracking number) within 48 hours of completion.
  • Order online exam enrolment keys at least 2 business days prior to exam date
  • Confirm the identity of the test taker prior to starting the exam (driver's license, etc.);
  • Ensure the test taker has a valid account on the FSM Campus;
  • Confirm that the test taker is eligible to attempt the exam (training certificate or expired wallet card);
  • Be present at all times and supervise the test taker during the writing of the exam;
  • Assist test takers to generate a certificate if they receive a grade of 70% or higher;
  • Complete the "ProctorExam Report" at the end of the exam.

Additionally, all proctors are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the exams and exam results.

Some proctors will also be responsible for receipt and distribution of certification documents, once they have been processed by our administration team.

Prohibited activites

As a Certified Proctor, there are certain tasks and activities that you may NOT do:

  • teach the program (only Certified Trainers may teach the program);
  • provide guidance or direction to a test taker struggling with a question;
  • leave the room during the exam;
  • keep or make any copies of the Exam question booklets;
  • proctor a family member (or member of your household).

If you have any questions pertaining to these roles and responsibilties, please contact our office at 1-888-829-3177 prior to submitting your application.

Criteria

Who can become a proctor?

The list below outlines the criteria used to determine eligibility to become a Certified Proctor:

  • Must be of legal age (i.e. 19 years or older);
  • Must have a computer, internet access and and valid e-mail account;
  • Have basic knowledge of computers;
  • Must not have a vested interest in the outcome of the exam.

It is also recommended that applications should be a member of a profession such as health inspectors, teachers, librarians, government employees or chefs; however, these are not the only positions that may become proctors.

Please note: We reserve the right to reject applications for those who suspect they will invigilate fewer than 10 people per year.

Steps to Apply

Steps to Become a Certified Proctor

The steps involved in becoming a proctor are fairly simple:

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Wait for approval.
  3. Complete the Proctor Agreement.
  4. Complete the payment for the administration fee.*
  5. Receive credentials and instructions for proctoring NFSTP exams.

* The administration fee is $100 (plus applicable taxes). This covers the cost of administrative processes to set up proctors on all of our systems. Proctors have special privileges at the FoodSafetyMarket online store, and the FSM Campus.

Proctor cerification is valid for 5 years. After 5 years, the proctor's history will be reviewed, and a new agreement and administration fee will be required to maintain status.

Application
Application

If you are ready to apply to become a Certified Proctor, please complete the form below.

Applications usually take 2-5 business days to process.


Last modified: Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 1:22 PM