PTC-NC Event: December 4, 2017

Description: As more public sector agencies desire to move to internet-based testing to administer their selection processes, there is increased concern that the loss of live proctors makes online processes unreliable, invalid, or just too risky.  In fact, many experts believe that because we do not have live human proctors to perform the vital test administration functions of ensuring candidate identification, maintaining test security, and controlling cheating, unproctored internet testing is never appropriate for high stakes testing, which includes employment testing.

Remote proctoring provides a mechanism to monitor online test takers in their own environment through the use of sophisticated identity verification, a webcam to observe the test taker from a remote location, or software that monitors the test taker’s computer to detect behaviors that indicate possible cheating.  With technology filling the traditional role of live human proctors, is a remotely-proctored test now a truly viable option for employment testing?

In this session, we will examine various options for remote proctoring and compare remote proctoring to other testing modalities, including unproctored internet testing and proctored computer-based testing, in terms of how well each allows us to ensure a standardized, secure, and valid testing process.  We will end with a discussion of issues an agency should consider if deciding to implement remote proctoring.


  • Times:
    • Check-in: 10:30am – 11am
    • Presentation: 11am – 12pm
      • Lunch to follow the presentation


  • Department of Justice
    • 1300 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814
    • 7th floor – Large Conference Room
  • Please note: Attendees will need to check in with security and be escorted up to the 7th floor.
  • Parking: A parking garage is located at 14 and H street. 


  • Attendance is free for this event.
    • Please register using the form below
  • Lunch option: TBA
    • pricing will vary depending on lunch options

PTCNC 2017 December event - Remote Proctoring


Geoff Burcaw is a Senior Consultant at CPS HR Consulting in Sacramento where he specializes in job analysis and employment test development.  Geoff has managed job analysis and test development projects for numerous state and local government agencies, and teaches job analysis methodology for the HR Academy, a joint certificate program of the CPS HR Training Center and California State University, Sacramento.  Prior to CPS HR, Geoff worked as a Human Resources Litigation Consultant investigating human resources practices in response to EEOC and OFCCP complaints, and conducted research to develop expert testimony for human resources litigation.  Geoff has a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a SHRM Certified Senior Professional