How far in advance do I need to book my exam?
You need to book your exam session at least two weeks in advance. Why? We need some time to get a copy of your exam. It can take up to 2 weeks for your test to arrive in the mail. If you need to schedule your exam sooner, contact our office.
How much time will I need to schedule for my exam?
It is very important that you schedule enough time to write your exam. The required amount of time is specified by your exam provider. If you're not sure the amount of time to book, contact us or your exam provider.
Even if you do not think you'll need the full amount of time, make sure your appointment is scheduled for the specified duration. If you're appointment is shorter than the specified duration we are unable to let you write.
I need to write an exam right away. What can I do?
In some cases, you can book an exam right away. Contact our office to check for availability. If we are able to receive testing materials quickly, we will do our best to accommodate you.
What is a proctor form?
A proctor form is a document that is tells your test provider about us. Most exam providers will ask you to submit a proctor form before you write your exam. You should fill out your proctor form as soon as possible to avoid delays.
What information do I need for a proctor form?
Here is some information that is often requested. If you don't see what you need, contact us for assistance.
What are the rules?
Assessment Services at Bow Valley College
345 – 6 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 4V1
West Campus, W010
300 6 Avenue, SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0G5
Proctor Name: Assessment Services (We have many certified and trained proctors working in our test rooms. We cannot guarantee who the proctor will be for your testing session.)
Proctor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proctor Phone: (403) 410-1700
Each exam has a different set of rules. We follow the rules and procedures of your test provider. We also have our own set of rules and policies. It is a good idea to review our policies before your exam. Our Centre's policies are available here.
What do I need to bring?
In most cases, we have what you'll need. Everyone is required to have valid government issued photo identification. Sorry - no exceptions.
Your exam provider may specify items permitted in your exam. You should confirm this information in advance. Please review our Centre's policies on permitted items and personal belongings.
I need a private room for my exam. How do I make arrangements for this?
Private rooms are available at our Centre. They must be booked by contacting our office.
What mailing fees apply to my exam?
If you're writing a paper exam, we will likely need to mail it back to your exam provider. Ask if they supply a return mailing envelope and postage with your exam. If an envelope is not provided, you are welcome to bring your own. The envelope must be addressed with a pre-paid shipping label. Or, we can ship your exam for you. Courier fees are paid the day of your appointment. Our shipping costs are located here.