The National Board has decided to offer online proctoring via ProctorU to accommodate candidates who live far from testing sites or need to schedule their exam in the evenings or on weekends. To take the written exam from the convenience of your own home or office with an online proctor, follow the instructions on this page. If you would prefer to take the exam at a testing center, click HERE for information about testing centers.

Written Exam Online Proctoring

You’ll need to complete the following steps in order to schedule your written exam on ProctorU:
  1. Determine whether the computer you’ll be using meets the system requirements.
  2. Register on ProctorU.
  3. Pay for your written exam.
  4. Schedule your exam with ProctorU.

1. Perform a System Check

In order to take your written exam with an online proctor, your computer system must be compatible with BOTH the computerized exam system that delivers your written exam AND the online proctor application (Proctor U) . The computer that you’ll be using needs to meet BOTH sets of system requirements.

In order for your computer to work for the NBCMI computerized written exam, it MUST meet the following requirements:

  • PC computer (the NBCMI exams DO NOT run on a Mac platform)
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Headset with a microphone
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Firefox or Chrome

The written exam is accessed via the internet. Mozilla Firefox (click here to download the latest version of Firefox) and Google Chrome (click here to download the latest version of Chrome) are the most stable web browsers for our exams.

ProctorU has a system check to make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements. You can access that here (click on the image of the computer that is below the ‘Equipment Test’ heading on the right side of the screen):

If you’re unable to pass the system check with ProctorU, please give them a call at 855-772-8678 to see how they can help you.

2. Create Your ProctorU Account

If you are already registered on Proctor U, then you do not need to create a new account, you can use the same Proctor U account. If you do not yet have a ProctorU account, please click HERE to register with ProctorU

3. Pay Your Exam Fee

The exam fee is $175. Once you are registered with ProctorU, please click HERE to pay for your exam

*PLEASE NOTE: Do not pay for an online exam unless you are sure that you want to take the exam online and your computer system has passed the system check. If you pay for the exam via the link above, and then later change your mind and want to take the test in person at a testing center, you will be charged a $35 processing fee.

4. Schedule Your Exam

After you have paid for your exam, go back to Proctor U and choose a date and time for your written exam. Please allow three business days between when you schedule and pay for the exam and the date you plan to take the exam, so that your payment can be processed. In order for you to take your exam, you must have BOTH scheduled AND paid for the exam at least THREE BUSINESS DAYS before you expect to take the exam.

Results: You receive your written exam results right away. For online tests, only a percentage score will be available. To pass the test, your percentage score must be at least 75%.

Retakes: The exam costs the same ($175) each time you take it. If you need to retake the exam, you must pay the full exam fee each time.

Refunds: The exam fee is not refundable.