PCI proctors are integral to the integrity of the PCI certification exam process. As such, it is important that they meet certain qualifications, be approved by PCI, and follow documented procedures to administer proctored examinations.
The Proctor’s Responsibilities
Proctors must supervise the exam process in accordance with PCI requirements, to prevent and monitor for fraudulent examination practices. Details on these requirements are provided in the PCI Proctor Instructions.
- The proctor must be a registered professional engineer.
- The proctor must not be related personally or professionally to the certification candidate.
- The proctor must not have a current business relationship with the certification candidate (for example, the proctor cannot be the engineer of record for a job the certification candidate is currently working on).
- The proctor must not work for the same employer as the certification candidate or work for any affiliates of the same company or organization.
- Government organizations that are able to demonstrate an adequate separation of organizational structure between the proctor and the examinee(s) may petition a waiver of the previous two requirements by submitting the Proctored Exam Waiver Request for Government Organizations to QualityPrograms@pci.org.