Structural Pest Control and Pesticides - Online Exam Guidelines

Guidelines for Online Testing

All online exam sessions are monitored, recorded, and reviewed by a third-party proctoring service (Everblue).  Tentative exam results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam, but the score's validity will be certified pending after a successful review of the exam session.  Once an exam is purchased, you will have 30 days to attempt the exam. Online exam fees are non-refundable. Please note that all examinations are “closed book”.  Your exam session will be recorded, monitored, and reviewed; any cheating or assistance from others will NOT be tolerated.  If it is determined by SPC&PD that you may have received any type of assistance or violated any guidelines listed below, your exam results for all exams taken during that session will be invalid, exam fees forfeited, and you will be suspended from taking online exams for one year.  Any use of calculators, notes, scratch paper, dictionaries, or other reference materials not provided to you within the exam session is strictly prohibited; embedded within the exam session is an electronic calculator and scratch paper.

Minimum Computer Requirements

  • You need to use a desktop or laptop computer (minimum operating system: Windows 7+/MacOS 10.11+).  You cannot take the exams from mobile devices/tablets (e.g., iPhone, iPad, Android device,etc.). 
  • You will need to have Internet Speed Upload: 1 Mbps and Download: 2 Mbps.  Tethering and Hotspots are not supported.
  • You need a working webcam and microphone. Your entire face must be visible throughout the entire exam session.
  • You need to use a mouse or mouse/track pad to answer the questions.
  • You must use Google Chrome web browser & the ProctorioExtension. Install the Proctorio extension for Google Chrome. The exam that requires Proctorio will usually prompt you to install the extension if you need it.
  • Mac users will need to grant screen sharing permissions in your Security and Privacy settings.

Additional Requirements

  • You must present a government issued photo ID card.  Your photo ID is required to be clearly visible on the webcam prior to taking the exam.
  • You must be in a room, alone, and undisturbed during your entire exam attempt. Proctorio may ask more than once if the program hears noises (the application is trying to ensure there is nobody else in the room).
  • A 360-degree room scan is required prior to the exam attempt. In addition to showing the entire room, please include a view of the desktop around your computer keyboard. 
  • The camera should be positioned directly facing you, with your entire face visible, and your eyes focused on the screen throughout the entire exam session.
  • Cell phone usage or interaction with anyone/anything other than the exam you are attempting is strictly prohibited throughout the entire exam session.

Registration Information


For questions or if additional assistance is required, please contact the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticide Division at 984-236-4575.    Directions 

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