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Day of Testing Requirements

Depending on whether you are administering paper and pencil tests or online tests, your responsibilities will vary. When conducting online exams, you will be responsible for:

  • Logging in to and creating a test session. This setup can be done minutes before your test or ahead of time.
  • Making sure the candidate is accessing the correct exam.
  • Being present during the exam.
  • Electronically submitting the exam.

Paper and pencil tests

When proctoring a paper and pencil test you will be responsible for:

  • Keeping the NATE tests under lock and key or in your personal control.
  • Administering the test.
  • Reading the NATE script every time you administer a test.
  • Checking to make certain the answer sheets are completely filled out.
  • Making sure the Test Session Audit Form  has been completed, signed and placed in the envelope.
  • Providing a third-party release form.
  • Ensuring all test booklets and materials (including the Mylar pack the test came in) are placed in the envelope.
  • Verifying that all materials are inside the envelope, sealing and initializing it in front of all candidates.
  • Confirming that the label is affixed over the flap and initialed by both the candidate and proctor.

As of March 2015, paper exam packets are to be shipped on return to NATE. Please ship via a trackable service to 2311 Wilson Blvd, Ste 410 Arlington, VA 22201.

Internet Based (Online)Testing

The benefit of online testing is that testing organizations no longer have to order tests in advance. Instead, you can create an online testing session and administer the test within moments of a candidate registering or requesting a test session. This means that you can administer tests on demand to as few as one candidate. Any testing organization with computer facilities can administer electronic versions of NATE tests. The procedure for setting up an electronic test is simple.

What you need:

  • MyNATE username
  • MyNATE password
  • A Proctor Username for Proctored Assessment Systems (PASS)
  • A Proctor Password for Proctored Assessment Systems (PASS)

What you do:

  • Go to
  • Use your myNATE username and password to log in.
  • Click on Testing Sessions
  • Click on “+” to create a test session.
  • Create a test session by entering all required data, including candidate information, test date and time, selected exams per candidate, etc.
  • When the candidate arrives to test, login to or visit and connect to the Proctored Assessment Systems (PASS) site and follow the instructions.