Testing in Proctored mode

Here you will find all the important information for successful testing in Proctored mode!

The test format, in which the test person is supervised via webcam, enables responsible and safe testing when on-site testing is not possible.

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Why does SCHUHFRIED enable testing in Proctored mode?

  • Save resources: Neither you nor your test person have to organize and fund a travel journey. It also offers a reliable alternative when on-site testing is not possible.
  • Valid and fair results: The manipulation of test results, for example through cheating, is largely prevented.
  • High test reliability: If performance test tasks were to be published, psychological diagnostics would no longer be valid and fair.
  • Conformity with DIN 33430: According to DIN 33430, unsupervised tests should only be used for screening purposes – i.e. only to eliminate candidates who do not meet the requirements. In Proctored mode, you can conduct a proper examination.
  • Extended diagnostic information: Behavioral observation during test processing is also possible via webcam.
  • Pleasant test experience for the test person: Questions during the instruction phases (e.g. in case of acute nervousness) can be answered immediately.

Procedure for testing in proctored mode

You will need:

  • The test that you have already purchased in WTS online
  • Stable internet connection
  • Video conferencing software with screen sharing, e.g. MS Teams, GoToMeeting, Skype or Zoom
  • Microphone or audio function on the laptop or headset
  • Optionally, you can also use a webcam. However, this is not necessary.


Your will test person need:

  • Stable internet connection
  • The same video conferencing software as you, e.g. MS Teams, GoToMeeting, Skype or Zoom
  • Microphone or audio function on the laptop or headset
  • Webcam


Before the test:

  • Create your test person’s profile in WTS online as usual.
  • In the overview of your tests, click on “Proctoring” for the test in question.
  • Fill in the fields according to the instructions. The first step is to send the test invitation to yourself or to the e-mail address defined in your account.
  • In this first e-mail you will find, among other things, an explanation for your test person on how the test will be conducted. You can adapt this to the video conferencing software you have chosen and send it to the test person in advance.
    • Never pass on the test link to the test person before you have established the video connection.
    • Tests that are intended for Controlled mode must not be used in Proctored mode.


During testing:

  • Start the video conference: The test person shares their screen and switches on their webcam so that the test administrator can see both the test subject and the test screen.
  • Start the test: Send the testlink to the test person by email or in the chat.
  • Throughout the test, you are responsible for ensuring that both the test subject and the screen are supervised and you should be available to answer questions during and after the test.


After the test:

  • The results are available to you in VTS online immediately after the test has been completed.
  • End the test situation as usual.

If you have any further questions, please contact your account manager. Our support team will be happy to answer any technical questions you may have.