Online exams


To ensure academic standards, many online courses require students to write a mid-term and/or final examination. Please refer to the evaluation information provided in your course to confirm any proctored examination requirement. Your instructor will also provide you with details regarding the format of your examinations (if applicable).

Online Proctored Exams

Durham College is now offering live online proctoring for mid-term and final exams held through the OntarioLearn LMS platform and the Durham College LMS platform. Durham College has selected Examity to support you with this service. Please note, when you schedule your exam, the proctoring cost is included as part of the course fees. However, if you miss your scheduled exam time, or do not reschedule within the required timelines, you will be charged the full exam fee to reschedule.

All you need is a computer, a web cam and a high speed Internet connection. No additional software is required prior to your exam session. The live online proctor will provide the necessary software to effectively monitor your exam session remotely. Once your session is complete, your proctor will conclude the session and remove any remote proctoring software from your workstation.

Please view our Examity – Student Information Sheet, Examity Student Guide and Examity Technical Assistance Tips for more information, technical support, and booking your online proctoring session.

Examity No show Fees

If additional charges are incurred for any late reservations or last-minute cancellations, you may be required to pay these fees directly. If you are a “no-show” to your scheduled exam session and an additional exam session is required, you will be personally responsible for all charges associated with rescheduling the exam session.

Late reservations, cancellations, and no-shows:

There is an additional $7/hr fee for an exam session scheduled with less than 24 hours notice. Schedule your exam early to avoid the on-demand fee. Cancellations or changes within 24 hours of the examination start time will result in a $7.00 charge per occurrence. Full payment is required if you do not show up for your scheduled exam.

In-Person Proctored Exams

For those students who live outside a 100 kilometer radius of a local college, you can arrange to write your final exam(s) under the supervision of a proctor.

The student is responsible for obtaining a professional to act as the proctor (who must be approved by Durham College) and any additional fees incurred, i.e. proctor fees and/or exam courier fees.

If you are using a proctor, a proctor form must be completed and returned via email at Print and complete the proctor form and return it via email.

Please note: proctor forms must be received by the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at least 10 business days prior to your scheduled exam date.

Supervised Proctored Exams

Durham College students who choose to write an exam at a Contact North Centre will be required to do so under Level 1 supervision.  This means that there will be someone assigned to proctor you on an individual level while you write your exam.

Service Fees

There is a fee of $20 per hour per student for this service.  Students who choose to be proctored at a Contact North location will be responsible for paying this and any additional fees for cancellations, no shows, or re-scheduled test appointments.  If you have questions about Contact North’s Exam Invigilation Services, please contact the Scheduling Department via email at

It is important to remember that there are various proctoring options available to you, including ones that have no associated cost.  If you have questions about your options, please email

Accommodated Testing

The Test Centre provides a test and exam environment complete with accommodations for Durham College students with exceptionalities when those needs cannot be met in the classroom. In order to access accommodated testing at the Test Centre, students must be registered with the Access and Support Centre (ASC). For details on how to register for accommodated testing click here.