DANB launches online proctored exams
Starting on January 20, 2021, DANB introduced online proctoring for select DANB exams. The online proctoring option is available for these DANB exams:
- Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP)
- General Chairside Assisting (GC)
- Infection Control (ICE)
- Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)
DANB online proctored exams will be offered through DANB’s testing vendor Pearson VUE’s OnVUE system. Pearson VUE’s OnVUE system offers a reliable and secure way for exam candidates to take DANB exams from their home, office or another private location.
Candidates may take DANB online proctored exams if they have a computer and testing space that meet the requirements. Online proctored exams need to be scheduled in advance, but appointments are offered 24/7 so candidates can find a time convenient for their schedule.
“Offering online proctored exams will make DANB exams more accessible to exam candidates, especially those who do not live near a testing center or who live in an area where testing centers have limited appointment availability due to COVID-19,” says DANB Executive Director Cynthia C. Durley, M.Ed., MBA. “We are pleased to offer this option to exam candidates, as accessibility of DANB exams is a core part of our organization’s mission.”
Like taking an exam in-person at a testing center, candidates who take an online proctored exam are monitored by a proctor. However, with online proctored exams, the proctor is offsite and monitors the candidate live through the candidate’s computer’s microphone and webcam.
DANB will continue to offer all exams in-person at Pearson VUE testing centers.