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Proctoring Services

Put Franklin's Proctoring Services to the Test

You don’t need to be a Franklin student to take advantage of the University’s testing services. As part of the University’s Learning Commons, testing services facilitates the testing process and provides test proctoring services for Columbus and the surrounding central Ohio community. Exams are proctored in a controlled environment capable of supporting both computer and paper-based tests. Moreover, our policies and staff uphold the integrity of the testing process by adhering to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines. 


Testing Locations, Hours and Contact Information

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Proctoring Services for Non-Franklin Students

The Franklin University, Learning Commons Testing Center provides testing proctoring services to individuals enrolled at other, outside, institutions (other than Franklin University). Additionally, the Testing Center can serve as a proctor for outside placement tests, job exams and more. If you have a specific test you have questions about being proctored, please reach out the testing center directly. Franklin is a member of the National College Testing Association's Consortium of College Testing Centers and follows the standards and best practices of NCTA.

Steps to get set up to test:

  1. Register and pay for your exam >
  2. Contact your home institution (or supervisor) and have your institution mail or email testing materials to the testing center.

The Testing Center contact information is The direct phone number is 614-947-6807. 

Professional and Certification Testing

The Learning Commons Testing Center, located on Franklin's Main Campus in downtown Columbus, currently administers exams for the following test vendors:

National Testing Network:

NTN offers candidate screening exams for local and national public safety positions. To see if your area utilizes NTN screening check their department locator. To schedule a screening exam please register through the National Testing Network website. For any law enforcement, please note Franklin's Firearms and Weapons policy here.


PearsonVUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. Our most commonly administered PearsonVue exams include the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE), the GED, and CompTIA certifications. To register for one of these exams or any of the other PearsonVue suite, please visit the PearsonVue website.


Scantron Assessment provides certification and licensure exams in a variety of different areas, including cosmetic, athletic training, paralegal, and the medical field. To register for one of these exams visit the Scantron Assessment website.


Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, was established in 1997 and is now a leader in providing of certification exam development, delivery, and program management services. Earn certifications in workforce areas to make your resume stand out. Some areas of certification programs include:

Certiport does provide certification candidates with learning materials and certification practice tests to prepare for certifications. For details on the exams offered, what to study, test lengths and tutorials for individual exams, please click here. To schedule an exam at our testing center, please click here.

Testing Policies for Non-Franklin Students

  1. A valid, government-issued photo ID is required. This can be a driver’s license, passport, state ID, or military ID. 
  2. All non-Franklin students must register and pay for proctoring services online via the website before their test is administered. 
  3. All personal belongings must be placed in a locker outside the testing room. The following items are not permitted in the testing room: 
    • Purses, book bags or briefcases 
    • Hats 
    • Food 
    • Cell phones, pagers, iPods, PDAs, Bluetooth headsets and other electronic devices 
  4. Children are not allowed in the testing area. 
  5. Please allow adequate time to check in and receive instructions for your exam. 
  6. Tests will be administered according to the instructions provided by your institution. Special arrangements (extensions, additional permitted materials, etc.) must be requested from your institution. 
  7. No exams are given beyond the specified date without permission from your institution. 
  8. Communication with others in the testing room is prohibited. 
  9. All computer activity is monitored. Accessing any outside resources during your testing session may result in the termination of your exam. Any such activity will be reported. 
  10. Going in and out of the testing room for breaks is not allowed. Please use the restroom before you enter the testing room and begin your exam. 
  11. All scrap paper must be turned in to the proctor once your testing session has ended. 
  12. Come prepared for and give enough time to complete your exam prior to the Learning Commons closing. All tests will be terminated at closing time regardless of time remaining. 
  13.  Items left in the testing room will be placed in a lost and found drawer. 
  14. If you have questions during your exam please exit the testing room and speak to an available proctor. 
  15. Failure to comply with these policies or Franklin University policies may result in the termination of your exam.