Certification exams are administered by designated exam proctors.  Step-by-step instructions are available for proctors.

Becoming an Exam Proctor

Becoming a proctor for AEST exams is a simple process.  The first step is to sign up for an AEST Proctor Account. We’ve put together a few “frequently asked questions” below to explain a few more of the details.

Who can be a proctor?
Proctoring is intended for district-level administrators, school-level administrators, or testing coordinators. We will not approve agriculture teachers to serve as proctors.

What are the proctor’s responsibilities?
Proctors are able to schedule exams, purchase exam credits for a school’s AEST account, review exam results, and administer exams.  Be sure to coordinate with your agriculture teacher on testing details.

Is there a training?
There is no formal training required to become an approved proctor.  However, it is strongly suggested to print the proctoring guide to familiarize yourself with testing guidelines prior to requesting a proctor account.  Once your account is verified and approved by AEST, you will have access to administer certification exams.  A detailed proctor guide is available for you to review prior to test day.

I’m ready to become a proctor, what do I do?
Request an AEST Proctor account by clicking “Create Account” at the top of the screen.  You will receive an email notification once your account is approved.  Then, check out the Proctor Guide for directions on scheduling and proctoring exams.

Proctor Guide and Instructions

Once you have an active AEST account, you’re ready to begin proctoring exams.  Step-by-step instructions for preparing for test day and proctoring exams on test day are available.  Print this document out prior to testing for easy reference.

Scheduling Exams

AEST proctor accounts allow you to schedule exams in the testing platform.  Once you have confirmed a date and testing location, log in to AEST and schedule the exam. You will be required to enter an approximate start time and number of candidate seats for the session. You do not have to provide names or register individuals at the time the exam is scheduled, however it is encouraged to have candidates create profile accounts prior to testing. You will not be charged for scheduled exams that result in no-shows.

Purchasing Exam Credits and Payment Methods

AEST is an exam credit-based system.  Exam credits are $1 each, providing you the flexibility to test initial exams, retakes and all levels of certification exams. You can purchase exam credits for your school’s account any time prior to your scheduled exam.  Credits are only used once a registration code is entered and an exam is initiated.  This method prevents issues regarding refunds and no-shows.  Credits do not expire and can be purchased at any time. Printable exam quotes are provided by logging into your account and using the “price estimator” feature.

Exam credits may be purchases using three payment options: invoice, purchase order or credit card.  Invoices will be generated for “invoice” and “purchase order” options. Invoices are sent electronically to the email address specified during the purchasing process and allow payments by check or credit card. Receipts for exam credit purchases are provided electronically.