Online Testing through Examity

The PRC administers most of its civil service tests through an online proctoring service called Examity. If you are eligible to take a civil service test that’s being administered online, then we will email you the information about the testing schedule.

If you haven’t taken a test through Examity before, then you will receive an automated email from Examity with a link to create your account. Emails from Examity are not spam or phishing emails, so please don’t delete them! You MUST use the link in their email to create your account before you take the test. Monitor your inbox closely, and regularly check your junk/spam folder just in case. You will have 48 hours after Examity sends you the registration link to set up your account. Otherwise, the link will expire, and you will need to request a new link from the PRC.

When you create your Examity account, you MUST use the same name and email address you used on the application profile you submitted when you applied for the position. The name must also match the photo ID you will upload as part of your profile. If any of these don’t match, the auditor won’t be able to confirm your identity and will flag your test, which may result in your disqualification. To take the test online, you must have a computer that includes a webcam, a microphone, and speakers. You must also have the Chrome browser. This is the only browser fully supported by the proctoring service. If you have a pop-up blocker, then you will need to disable it for the test. If you don’t have the needed equipment, then you can take the test at the PRC computer lab during the testing window listed in your notification email.

Please note that if you use a VPN, it could create issues when trying to connect to Examity. We strongly recommend that you not use a VPN when you take your test online. Also, if you have a pop-up blocker installed for your browser, you must disable it before taking your test. When you are ready to take your test, please use the following link:

You will need to install a temporary extension in your browser. The security settings on your computer must allow you to install the browser extension and download files. Note for County employees: County IT has tested both the county and state networks, and you should be able to download and use the browser extension on your work computer. Taking the test on your work computer is permissible and is not considered a security issue. However, you may still want to use your home computer to be certain.

When you create your profile, you must upload a picture of your photo ID to your profile. A picture of yourself is not enough on its own. When you begin the test, you will need to use your webcam to take a picture of the same photo ID. You must also leave the webcam enabled during the entire test. (In the bottom-right corner of the Examity sidebar, there is a window that shows your webcam stream. If you don’t see yourself in the window, then your webcam is not enabled correctly.) If you do not show your photo ID or leave your webcam enabled during the entire test, then you will be disqualified. We must be able to confirm your identity the entire time.

Tablets and smart phones ARE NOT supported!

Useful Resources

Download the Examity Test-Taker Guide. This walks you through the steps to create your profile and take your test. Please read the entire guide.

You can also watch a video tutorial.