Proctoring of Examinations

The Downtown Huntsville Library of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library provides a test proctoring service by advance appointment. It is the responsibility of the test-taker and the institution requesting the proctoring of a test to verify before sending the exam that the guidelines and the conditions presented here are acceptable to the institution giving the test. No personal information about Library staff will be released to an institution requesting the proctoring of a test.

The reservation fee is $15.00, which covers the first hour of any test.  There is a $10.00 per hour charge for each additional hour.  Payment by cash, check, or credit card must be made at the time of application for proctoring services which should be made at least 7 days prior to the actual testing date.  Fees are non-refundable; no-shows must reschedule.

Appointments to take examinations should be scheduled at least one week in advance during the Downtown Huntsville Library’s hours. Reservations may be made at the Information and Business Center on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Huntsville Library with payment due at the time of the reservation. The test-taker is responsible for notifying the Library staff at the time of reservation of the length of the test.  No appointments will be scheduled until the application is complete.

The Downtown Huntsville Library proctors both written and online examinations. The proctoring facility provides access to a computer with Internet access and Microsoft 2010 programs. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure in advance of the testing date that the provided resources are adequate for their testing requirements.

Tests that are not available online must be sent to the library by U.S. Postal Service only. Tests must include a postage paid return envelope either provided by the institution or by the student.  The test will be held at the Downtown Huntsville Library for 30 days. When the test is completed it will be sent to the U.S. Postal Service on the next business day. A test will be scanned and emailed or faxed if the institution allows.

Before taking the exam, the student will be required to present a valid government-issued or student picture I.D. and any other identification required by the school or institution.

The Library staff cannot interpret test instructions for the student nor assist in any technical manner with an online test. Test-takers are responsible for supplying all materials, including paper, pencils, calculators, and audio equipment such as headphones. 

The Downtown Huntsville Library proctors exams Monday-Thursday from 9:00am until 8:00pm and Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm. There are no proctoring services provided on weekends.

The Library reserves the right to cancel or change the date of any proctored test. Examples of reasons for cancelling or rescheduling a test may include inclement weather, computer malfunction, building evacuation, etc. The Library will provide for a make-up test in the event of test cancellation due to inclement weather or other circumstances. The Library is not responsible for interruptions of the testing process, such as the building losing power or the Internet connection.


  • $15 for the first hour of any test; $10 each additional hour.