Please read these instructions carefully and take care to meet all the requirements!


1. Laptop or Desktop - Second Monitor 

To take the exam, you will need a computer as the chrome's plug-in required to share your screen is only compatible with a laptop or a desktop.

Your monitor should be large enough to have a relaxed scoring feeling! While using a laptop a second monitor may be attached. Both screens have to show the same content!

Phones and tablets will only be used as backward camera, you are not allowed to take the exam on a mobile.



2. Google Chrome

No installation of unnecessary software in your computer, but please use Google Chrome  in order to run our screen sharing extension on the most updated version.

Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and other browsers are not working!!

Please make sure that your browser is allowed to add browser extensions! 

Attention: For all those, who have limitations in installing third-party-software on their computer in the hospital or university, please contact your local IT department for a solution.



3. Time Zone

Please keep in mind that the exam start time is in EEST (Eastern Europe Standard Time UTC setoff +3 hours).

If your computer is not configured to the timezone our system detected, please double check on-line:

Check your time and date!


operating system

4. What operating system do I need?

You can use ProctorExam on Windows 8 and higher, Mac OS X and higher, ChromeOS and most Linux distributions (64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+ (Currently incompatible with Ubuntu 22.04. (Update needed), Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+). Check your operating system here.



5. A photo ID

We need to identify you with passport or ID card that has your name and photo on it.



6. Smartphone or Tablet 

You will be required to use the camera of your smartphone or tablet for the backward controll during the exam.

We support devices with Android 5.1 + and iOS 10.0 +. NOTE: We don´t support Huawei P30, Samsung Galaxy A3 and Google Pixel 3 and newer.

Please prepare a free socket and a charger behind you for your mobile device.

We suggest to download the ProctorExam App prior to the technical check and the examination.


1. Access the app for ANDROID mobile devices: 

mobile app android


Scan this QR code (in combination with your camera or with a QR code app reader), and you will be redirected to the Google Play store.



2. Access the app for Apple devices 

mobile app apple


Use the this QR code to be redirected to the Apple Store, in combination with your camera or with a QR code app reader. 




7. A steady internet, a webcam, microphone

We require a steady internet connection. We strongly recommend you use an ethernet cable to ensure a stable connection. A good Wifi will be required for mobile streaming with a minimum upload speed of 1,5 Mbps.

Check your internet speed here. 

How can I check if my webcam is working?
Simply visit this page and follow the instructions. If you see your image, you’re all set.
How can I check if my microphone is working?
Simply visit this page and follow the instructions If you can see a wave, you’re all set.


8. Can I take the exam on a company/hospital device with restricted access? How about using a VPN?


Depending on the restrictions, your network might block the access to some required ressources.

Make sure you have the permission to

  • add browser extensions,

  • visit all pages of our system and the system of the connected exam tool,

  • allow access to your microphone and webcam.

If you are not sure about this, please contact your responsible admin.



1. Your room is well lit!

You should be clearly visible at all times. Through the setup process, you will be able to see what your webcam is sharing. Make sure that lighting is sufficient and no backlighting.


2. You are alone

You should be the only one taking the exam, having someone else in the room is a serious violation. Make sure to cover any irrelevant private info you would not like to show such as pictures or private objects.


 3.  Camera positioned right

For both your webcam and smartphone camera, we need to be able to see you and your surroundings well. Check the videos feeds which are shown on your screen as you start your exam, they will show you exactly what is recorded and how.


What is allowed and what is forbidden during the exam

1. Extra devices

  • Your monitor should be large enough to have a relaxed scoring feeling! While using a laptop a second monitor may be attached. Both screens have to show the same content!
  • When a smartphone is required for the examination, this device is obviously not forbidden. But no other mobiles are allowed!

  • One (1) empty sheet of white paper, which has to be shown to the proctors before the examination, is allowed, also a pen. This can be necessary to make private calculations. No calculators!

  • Things such as medical support devices or items may be used if necessary, but you must show this to the camera when prompted.

  • The participants of the Technologist exam are allowed to bring a general dictionary (English - your language). This has to be shown when prompted. No dictionary for the participants of the Somnologist exam!

  • You are allowed to have a bottle with beverages and a glass on your table. This must be placed in the camera‘s details.



2. No Headphones

We need to be able to hear what you are hearing in order for the exam to be valid. So please make sure, that your computer system has speakers in order to be able to follow the instructions of the proctors.


3. No talking (or singing)

Any noise and talking will be analysed for suspicious behaviour, so make sure you are in a quiet environment and that you refrain from talking out loud.


4. Washroom breaks

You will need to remain within the camera frame during the theoretical and the practical part of the examination. 

Of course we can‘t forbid any washroom breaks, but point out clearly that this may have impact on the evaluation of your examination. So, please make sure you go before starting the exam.


5. Proctoring

There are chat channels to write a message to your proctor.

Whenever you have a question, primarily regarding the content of a exam question please write a message in the chat channel. The proctor will forward the question per email to us. Please note that the reply take it‘s time!

Don't close any of the exam browser tabs before you want to finish the exam and submit your answers!

Please ask your questions well-considered!


6. Cheating

Any attempt of manipulation or defraud leads to a permanent and final exclusion from the examination.


Good luck!

Updated October 02, 2021