About Online Proctoring

Online Proctoring Is Now Available: Test Remotely, Including from Home!

The Ohio Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of online proctoring for the OAE program. Online proctoring allows you to take your assessment securely from your home, school, or business. With just a simple check-in process—involving ID verification, face-matching technology, and a live greeter—you can test without having to travel to a test center.

Phased Rollout of Online Proctoring Availability

The following select OAE assessments* are available for online proctoring, in addition to continuing to be available via computer-based testing at test centers.

* Note: Due to technical requirements, certain OAE assessments may not be offered via online proctoring and will continue to be available via computer-based testing only. For example, assessments that include a video component cannot be administered via online proctoring.

Phase 1 tests: Registration opens January 25, 2022

  • Early Childhood Education (012)
  • Elementary Education (Subtests I & II) (018/019)
  • Foundations of Reading (090)

Phase 2 tests: Registration opens March 15, 2022

  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Early Childhood (PK–3) (001)
  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Middle Childhood (4–9) (002)
  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult (7–12) (003)
  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK–12) (004)

Phase 3 tests: Registration opens April 26, 2022

  • Educational Leadership (015)
  • Special Education (043)

Can I Test Remotely?

Many candidates are eligible for remote testing. Review the following steps to determine if online proctoring is right for you.

Step #1: Make Sure You Have the Right Equipment

You provide your own equipment for testing. You must have access to the following:

  • Required—a desktop or a laptop; tablets and touch screens cannot be used for your assessment
  • Required—a single monitor; extra monitors are not allowed; you need to remove them from the testing room, if possible, or unplug them
  • Required if using an external monitor with a laptop—you must have an external mouse, keyboard, and webcam and the lid of your laptop must be closed
  • Recommended—a personal computer rather than a work computer, which may have additional security that can interfere with your testing session

Review the complete system and testing environment requirements PDF Document

Step #2: Take the System Test

Take the system test before you register link opens in a new window. This will determine if your equipment is eligible for online proctoring.

Step #3: Review the Policies and Guidelines

Review the testing policies and what to expect on the day of the assessment on this website. (Select your assessment to get started.) If you are able to comply with these policies and guidelines, you may register for online proctoring.

Registration Is Now Open

If you passed the system test, you may now register to test via online proctoring. Select your assessment for detailed scheduling information.


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