Become an Exam Proctor at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and earn $10.00 an hour. Burrell Students are not eligible to serve as exam proctors. 

What is an Exam Proctor?

An exam proctor is an individual who monitors students during exams. Exam proctors must be able to stand and/or sit for long periods of time and also need to be able to climb theatre type stairs. They need to be able to communicate with students in a quiet but professional manner.

Exam proctors come from all walks of life and are 18 years of age or older. A flexible schedule, transportation and punctuality are essential.

When are exams?

There are 3 different groups of exams.

Science exams – typically on Friday at 8:30, but there could be an exam on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday at 8:30.  The length of the exam depends on how many questions are on the exam.

OMM exams – typically on Monday and Wednesday beginning at 11:00. These exams are about 50 minutes.

What happens on a typical exam day?

A typical science exam day consists of two exams; an Individual exam taken first, followed by a 15-minute break and then a Collaborative exam. The OMM and PCP exams will only be Individual exam.

Exam proctors will arrive between 15 and 30 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin. As a student enters the exam room, exam proctors will hand them a seat assignments and pencil. During the exam, the proctors must move around the room and watch for inappropriate/unprofessional actions and report what they see to the Testing Center. At the end of the exam, exam proctors are to collect their seat assignment and pencil and check the student’s computer to ensure the exam has uploaded appropriately.

At the end of the exam, the exam proctor will complete an invoice indicating the length of time they were present.

How often do I work?

Prior to a semester starting, an email is distributed to all proctors with exam dates. Each exam proctor replies to the email with their available dates. Based on the information received, the Testing Center will prepare a schedule and share with all proctors. There is an exam proctor meeting prior to the start of each semester.

If you are scheduled for a particular day and cannot make it, you must notify the Testing Center immediately. At that time, the Testing Center will contact exam proctors that are available but not scheduled to see if they can cover.

An exam proctor is not an employee of the Burrell College.  All exam proctors are identified as self-employed.  If an exam proctor earns $600 or more in a calendar year, they will receive a 1099 at the end of that calendar year  A proctor will work between approximately 1-5 hours a month.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Burrell College Testing Center at If you would like to be an exam proctor, please click on the Apply Now button below.