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Test Proctoring

The Park Ridge Public Library offers test proctoring for students of long-distance or online learning programs and for professionals taking licensing exams. We proctor written exams only. We do not proctor exams requiring a computer or other technology.


$35 per test
$1 minimum per method of test return unless a pre-paid envelope is provided:  U.S. mail, fax or scan. The Park Ridge Public Library does not return tests by FedEx or other expedited mailing services.
Printing charges for tests emailed to us, 10 cents per black and white page

What the student or professional needs to do:

Obtain our agreement to proctor, including any signed forms, if required by their institution or agency.


Gretchen M. Kottkamp,
Manager of Reference Services and Proctor Coordinator

Contact their institution or agency to provide the exam materials
Contact the reference desk before arriving to take a test to be sure that the library has received the test. The reference desk phone number is : 1-847-720-3230
On the test day:

1.    Present a valid picture ID
2.    Bring cash or a check for fees as listed in the above section
3.    Cell phones must be turned off or turned in to the proctor depending on the proctoring instructions. 

Please do not bring laptops, backpacks or calculators to the exam unless specifically permitted in the exam instructions. Books, folders, notebooks, study notes and other materials must be turned over to the proctor before taking a test unless specifically permitted in the exam instructions. The library cannot take responsibility for any items belonging to the test-taker.   

What to expect:

The proctor will be the Reference Librarian or Library Assistant III on duty at the reference desk at the time of the exam, not necessarily the proctor coordinator. The Reference Librarian or Library Assistant III will attend to desk duties and other patrons while proctoring. Students will take written exams on one of the tables nearest the reference desk.  We cannot provide a quiet, private testing area.

Tests will be taken during the library‚Äôs open hours from Monday through Saturday. Exams must be completed 30 minutes before the library closes. We do not require an appointment but the institute or agency sometimes sets a day, time and/or expiration date for a test.

The proctor will return the test by mail, fax and/or e-mail as requested by the institute or agency. If the return is by U.S. mail then completed tests will be mailed by the next business day (Monday through Friday).