Distance Education Proctoring Services (DEPS) for Faculty

DEPS is available for online courses only!

The deadline for a request submission is 14 working days PRIOR to the first anticipated test date.

Distance Education Proctoring Services Request form

What are Distance Education Proctoring Services (DEPS)?

These services provide support to faculty to improve the quality of online course instruction. You can be assured that your students will take exams:

  1. under the supervision of an approved, and neutral proctor,
  2. where their photo ID will confirm identity, and
  3. where they remain in the continuous line of sight of the proctor.

May I use this service for my face-to-face courses?

No. Since the program is designed to identify students taking courses in the online environment, we ask that faculty, who have the means and and ability to identify their own students in a weekly classroom environment, assist us by removing that volume from our small lab.

Pocket Guide

Distance Education Brochure updated June 26, 2013

Why Use this Service?

  1. Identity verification is required by law.
  2. Proctoring deters academic dishonesty.

Comparison of Testing Options

DEPS Security and Staffing Options UALR Remote CCTC
ID verification X X X
Secure test materials X X X
Recorded video X X varies
Recorded audio X X
Screen viewing technology X X
Lock-down browser X
Disable electronic devices and lock-up personal items X
Ability to proctor paper/pencil exams X
Ability to proctor Blackboard exams X X
Reduced distraction environment X
Flat rate proctoring fees Free for UALR students Free for UALR students, $15 all others
On site personnel to assist with questions in real time X X
  1. Remote
    • Students may test from home if they are not within a reasonable distance from UALR or another testing center.
    • The software program, Remote Proctor Now, is used for online test delivery, student identification, and test monitoring.
    • Students pay online to have their exam proctored.
  2. UALR
  3. CCTC (Consortium of College Testing Centers)
    • The student tests and is proctored at another university testing center.
    • Students select a location near their home from the Consortium of College Testing Centers that, like UALR, adhere to the professional standards and guidelines of the National College Testing Association.

How to Set-Up Your Class for Distance Education Proctoring Services

  1. Create your exam or upload your question bank into the online course delivery system for your course.
      NOTE: Cengage does not function within Remote Proctor Now.
  2. Review the information and complete the Proctor Request Form. You will receive a confirmation email of your submission.
    • Be sure to check Testing Services’ hours of operation before designating the time period within which your students must test.
  3. Inform your students of their options, and have the students contact Testing Services to schedule their appointment, 501.569.3198. Faculty must not make appointments.
    • Due to the high volume of tests administered, Testing Services maintains an online scheduling system which enables us to serve students and faculty in the most expeditious manner.


Ms. Cassandra Ward
Office Manager and DEPS Coordinator
Testing Services
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Student Services Center, room 315
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

501.569.8096 (Fax)
proctor@ualr.edu (Email)
DEPS links

Accommodation Questions Contacts:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Testing Services
2801 South University Avenue
Student Services Center, room 315
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

501.569.8096 (Fax)
acctest@ualr.edu (Email)
Accommodation link

Disability Resource Center Contact:

Justin Hicks
Access Consultant – Technology