The Basics

Online Proctoring that's easy & efficient:

  • Perform your System Check
  • Log-in from the comfort of your home or office
    at your assigned examination time
  • Verify your identity with the proctor
  • Take your Online Proctored exam

Top Tips

Your success is our priority:

  • Find a private location where you won’t be disturbed
  • Use a dependable device with a webcam
  • Establish a solid internet connection


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Additional Information

Q:  Can I switch to Online Proctoring if I’ve already registered to take my exam at a testing center?

A:  Yes. Any candidate with a current AWS Certification exam registration will be able to schedule their exam for online proctoring.

If you are currently scheduled to take an exam at a testing center, please cancel that appointment, then proceed to re-schedule your exam. The Online Proctoring option will be available for you to select.

Q:  Is my Online Proctored exam secure?

A:  Yes. Your online proctored exam is secured in several ways to protect the integrity of the exam and the safety of your personal data.

PSI uses virtual lock-down browser technology with enhanced communication security and encryption. The lock-down browser restricts your ability to open and use additional windows or programs during the exam session. Your personally identifiable information is always protected. PSI only has access to the webcam and audio on your computer until you close the online proctoring software application.

As part of the check-in process, you will be required to take a real-time video of your testing environment to ensure compliance and secure your workspace. PSI proctors are trained to detect violations of test taker policies, and any breach of protocol will result in the termination of your exam.

Q:  Where can I take my Online Proctored exam?

A:  You can test in the convenience of your home, school, or office. Wherever you test, you should be in a walled room where you will not be disturbed. No one else is permitted in the room with you while you are testing.

Q:  What type of identification will I need to present?

A: You are required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID as part of the check-in process. Your ID must contain your full name and a recent, recognizable photo.

Please Note: Military IDs are not accepted for Online Proctored exams.

Q:  How do I know Online Proctoring will work on my machine?

A:  Please review the System Requirements.

You will need to be able to install PSI’s Secure Browser on your computer to take the test. If you are on a corporate computer that does not allow program installation, you may want to take the test at home instead.

Q:  How long does the check-in process take? What if I’m late to my exam?

A:  The check in process will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Being late for your scheduled exam is not permitted. To allow time for the check-in process, please be ready when the online check-in window opens, 30 minutes before your exam begins. If you are late, you will be counted as a no-show, and your exam fees will be forfeited.

Q:  Are there workspace requirements? Is my home or office workspace okay?

A:  You will be asked to take a video of your work area during the check-in process, which will be reviewed by security prior to exam launch. Please ensure that you are in a well-lit room so that your workspace can be reviewed – artificial lighting is recommended.

  • Please ensure that your desk space is clear and clean of any items, that there are no notes or descriptions posted on the walls in the room, and, overall, no items or information in the room that could be considered cheating materials. Other items in the background, provided that they are not accessed during the exam, are fine. For example, having books on a bookcase in the background is not a problem provided that you do not access them.

Q:  Can I receive assistance with my examination?

A:  No. You may not receive any assistance from other individuals while taking the exam, and you may not allow other individuals to see your computer screen when exam questions are being presented.

  • If another person enters the room while you are testing, your exam will be terminated.
  • The proctor cannot answer question related to exam content.

Q:  What actions are prohibited during my exam?

A:  The proctor will use your webcam and on-screen chat to communicate with you during your exam. Your test may be paused by the proctor or automatically by the testing platform to investigate suspicious actions or events during the test.

Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Looking off the screen
  • Mumbling or speaking aloud
  • Using unauthorized materials as listed in the section below
  • Interacting with third parties intentionally or unintentionally
  • Leaving the circle of view of the webcam 

The proctor will investigate the event and then release your exam so that you may continue after re- accepting the Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions about the pause or release of your exam, you can chat with your proctor directly.

Q:  What physical items are prohibited during my exam?

A:  Exam rules provide guidance for what is acceptable during your exam. Please make sure that you do not have access to any mobile device or electronic device during your test aside from the laptop or desktop on which you are taking the test.

Examples of items that will not be permitted in your exam space during the Online Proctored exam include:

  • Reference materials, paper, notepads, or language dictionaries
  • Calculators
  • Any type of communication, surveillance or recording devices such as:
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets
  • Smart watches or glasses
  • Headphones, AirPods, or any in-ear device
  • Baggage of any kind including handbags, purses, or briefcases
  • Weapons
  • Food or beverage
  • Tobacco products or smoking equipment

If you are viewed with communication, surveillance, recording devices, or any other prohibited item during your exam, your exam will be terminated and your exam fees will be forfeited. 

Q:  Can I eat, drink, or take breaks during my exam?

A:  No. Eating, drinking, or leaving your desk is not permitted during the exam for any reason. Nothing is allowed on your desk. Leaving the work area will result in exam termination and invalidate your score.

Q:  Is my exam session recorded?

A:  Yes. The entire exam session is recorded, from when you check in to when you complete the exam and close out of the Online Proctoring application.

Please Note: After completing the exam and receiving your results, you must fully close the Online Proctoring application before leaving the view of the webcam. Leaving the view of your webcam for any reason or duration during the exam may result in your exam session being terminated, and your exam results invalidated, even if you have already completed the exam.



Operating System

Windows 8.1, 10
(Not 10s or 10 in s mode)

macOS X 10.13.6 or higher
(New OS supported within 30 days
of release)

Screen Resolution

1368 x 769 or higher


Minimum 300kbps

Camera & Mic

Must be functional and available for testing


PSI Bridge is not currently supported on tablet or mobile devices.