AP Coordinator Planning Guide

Proctors are responsible for conducting a secure, consistent exam administration. They must follow all testing regulations and refrain from engaging in any tasks unrelated to testing.

You’ll ensure that proctors understand how to administer digital AP Exams. In addition, you’ll check their readiness for exam day by confirming that all proctors:

Eligibility Requirements

Proctor eligibility requirements are the same as for paper exams (see the “Preparing Proctors” section of the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2). The proctor/student ratio is also the same, unless students are seated facing outward toward the wall. See Inside a Digital AP Exam Room for more information about proctoring digital exams.


  • Review the AP Proctor Exam Day Guide before exam day.
  • Sign in to Test Day Toolkit with a College Board account, and use it to take attendance, start, and monitor the test.
  • Make sure students have a fully charged, personal or school-managed device with Bluebook™ installed on exam day.
  • Follow seating requirements when assigning and directing students to seats in the exam room.
  • Monitor students throughout testing and breaks.
  • Immediately report any incidents or misconduct to the AP coordinator.
  • For AP Computer Science Principles: Distribute each student’s Personalized Project Reference (PPR), ensure students use their PPR only during Section II, and collect each student’s PPR back at the end of the exam.  


Schedule training for proctors and room monitors. Use the AP Proctor Exam Day Guide and the Proctoring a Digital AP Exam video.

Additional Proctors for Large Exam Rooms

Room monitors, i.e., assistant proctors, can be assigned to rooms that are too large for one proctor to easily manage. Monitors don’t give instructions to students on exam day, but they may be given access to Test Day Toolkit and can help take attendance and monitor testing.