L.A.R.E. Online Proctor Information


CLARB is excited to offer online proctoring as an additional testing option for all section 1 and section 2 L.A.R.E. candidates.

For sections 1 and 2, if you choose, you can now access the exam without having to visit an in-person test center within the appointment schedule offered. A live proctor will monitor your exam(s) through a video feed using advanced security protocols.

The registration process for the L.A.R.E. remains unchanged- you will still register for the L.A.R.E. through CLARB's website and then schedule your appointment (in-person test center or home/office) via Pearson VUE's website. Online proctored exams will be conducted through Pearson VUE's OnVUE platform.

There are important differences to note between online-proctored and in-person test options:

  • Only sections 1 and 2 are offered through online-proctored OnVUE testing. Online proctoring is an option provided but you may always choose the option of testing in a traditional test center.
  • Sections 3 and 4 must be scheduled at a traditional test center.
  • Online proctoring for sections 1 and 2 is available in all jurisdictions where the L.A.R.E. is administered.
  • If choosing online proctoring, you will need to test your computer settings prior to your test date to ensure the exam and security protocols can be administered.
  • Due to security protocols, any candidate testing via online proctor will not be permitted to take a break once the test begins. (Breaks are still permitted in traditional test centers.)
  • Any candidates requiring special accommodations will need to schedule their exam(s) at a traditional test center regardless of section.
  • Physical scratch paper and white boards are not permitted during online-proctored exams. An electronic white board is available for use within the OnVUE exam platform.
  • Personal calculators are not permitted. A calculator will be provided within the OnVUE exam platform.
  • In light of ongoing impacts of COVID-19, online proctoring offers an ability to take sections 1 or 2 without unexpected test center disruptions, closures, or reduced capacity measures due to social distancing requirements.

CLARB has prioritized online proctoring to create a more accessible solution for candidates to be able to take/write certain sections of the L.A.R.E.

We are excited to offer you this opportunity and are available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact CLARB at info@clarb.org or 571-432-0332 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EDT. 

FAQ: Online Proctoring the L.A.R.E.

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  • Who qualifies for online proctoring?

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  • I registered and scheduled an in-person appointment, can I switch to online proctoring?

  • What are the biggest differences in the test experiences between a traditional test center and an online-proctored exam?

  • I have been approved for special accommodations; do I qualify for online proctoring?

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