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Proctored Testing

For questions about proctored testing, please contact the Sinclair Testing Center, or call 937-512-3000.

Proctoring for non-Sinclair tests can be arranged by contacting Workforce Development.

SinclairOnline Testing and Academic Integrity

The Sinclair Honor Code requires all students to uphold the values of social responsibility, citizenship, and personal accountability. To support implementation of the Honor Code and to protect the integrity of students’ work, some proctored or supervised testing may be required.

Academic Testing with Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

As you schedule your classes, or begin your new classes each semester, you may see the terms Respondus LockDown Browser or Respondus Monitor.  Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are tools to be used while taking online quizzes and exams.  These tools help maintain the integrity of our online courses while ensuring you receive the highest quality education possible.

The video Introduction to LockDown Browser & Monitor for Students offers a helpful introduction to both of these tools.  In advance of taking your first course quiz or exam, you should review this helpful Quick Start Guide, which provides an overview of what to expect, including the need to download the LockDown Browser Software.  This software is available for Windows, Mac, or iPad.

Helpful Suggestions:

When taking an online exam with LockDown Browser or Monitor, follow these guidelines:

  • Select a location where you won't be interrupted
  • Before starting the test, know how much time is available, and that you've allotted sufficient time to complete it
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc. and don't have them within reach
  • Clear your area of all external materials — books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test
  • LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted

Respondus Support

If you have trouble, we are here to help! Contact the Help Desk at or 937-512-HELP (4357) or toll free at 866-781-HELP (4357). If you do not have access to the required technology you can submit a Student Technology Challenges Report. You can also access the Respondus Technical Support website for tools such as a Knowledge Base, or to submit a ticket for more in-depth issues.

Respondus Technical Requirements: 
Windows: 10, 8, 7
Mac: MacOS 10.15 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OXS 10.10
iOS 11.0+ (iPad only); must have a compatible LMS integration

Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive
Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive

Proficiency Exams

A proficiency exam measures a student’s knowledge of the subject area of the course. A student who passes a proficiency exam will earn credit for a specific Sinclair course without enrolling in the course. There is a non-refundable fee for testing that is paid before the test is given. For more information, policies, and to initiate the proficiency test process, please visit the Prior Learning Assessment page.

Questions Not Pertaining to Testing

Please visit for answers to commonly asked questions. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the website please let Sinclair know how we can help you by completing the Student Assistance Request Form.

This information is subject to change.