There are two ways to have your test proctored.  You can use online video proctoring, or you can write your test in a supervised testing centre. 

Online Proctoring

This video will explain the technical aspects involved in writing the Powell English Assessment if you use online proctoring:

Online Proctoring

Online proctoring is powered by Mercer Mettl. It will use screen-recording software and your webcam. You will need to use a computer, not a phone or tablet. You will not be able to use Safari as your Internet browser.


The first step is to Check Your Browser SettingsCheck Your Computer's Compatibilityand read the Privacy Policy. You may need time to update your browser or arrange to borrow a computer if yours is not compatible. You should check your computer before you pay for the test. If you are having problems with the compatibility checker, email Do not contact Powell English Testing for technical support.

If you choose online proctoring, you will need to disable all grammar-checking software on your computer.

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If you do not wish to use online proctoring, you may write your test in testing centre. This will require an extra fee. The fee will vary depending on which testing centre you choose. 

Most universities, colleges, and public libraries offer test-proctoring services. You can contact the location that's most convenient for you and ask about their services. Email to have your preferred testing centre approved. Then make an appointment with the testing centre.  Email again with your appointment day and time. Please give at least three business days' notice.

Supervised Testing Centres