Some assessments in your online course might require the use of the SmarterProctoring Platform. Depending on the options your instructor chooses, you may be able to take the test using automated proctoring, schedule a face-to-face proctoring session with your instructor or TA, or schedule an appointment with the UMSL Testing Center or another nearby test center. 

SmarterProctoring is supported by Missouri Online. For more information or for technical assistance:

SmarterProctoring Student Support (web resource)

SmarterProctoring Faculty Support (web resource)

How to Schedule a SmarterProctoring Exam at the Testing Center (pdf)



Off-Campus Testing Centers

Students residing at a distance from campus may take proctored exams at an approved test center near their location. If enabled by the instructor, students may have the option to select a nearby pre-approved test center during the SmarterProctoring registration process. If SmarterProctoring does not populate any nearby centers, it is the responsibility of the student to locate a test site, obtain approval from the course instructor, arrange an appointment with the test site, and pay any fees. The course instructor is responsible for sending exam information or files to the approved test site. 

Find a Proctor: NCTA Proctoring Network (please note this is not an exhaustive list of testing sites) 

Please note that students may take UMSL exams at no charge at the following community college test centers:


Updated December 7, 2022