Remote proctoring

Remote proctoring involves sitting the test under live supervision using your own computer in a suitable location with internet connectivity. Please watch this short video to have an understanding of how remote proctoring works (external site).

Remote proctoring for the test is provided by ProctorU (external site). ProctorU is based in the United States and by selecting to sit the test by remote proctoring you will be required to provide Personal Information to an overseas entity. Please refer to the privacy statement for further information about how your Personal Information will be collected, stored and used by ProctorU.

You can choose to register to sit the test in a test centre if you have concerns about your Personal Information being stored outside of Australia.

Please download and refer to the step-by-step guide to remote proctoring for information on how to register, schedule your test session(s) and sit your test via remote proctoring. You may visit to watch the test-taker walkthrough made by ProctorU.


Remote proctoring is available for all students. You must register for the test with ACER and submit your test fee(s) prior to arranging your remote proctoring test session(s) with ProctorU. You will not be able to sit the test if you schedule your session(s) with ProctorU without registering with ACER.   

Test Scheduling

The remote proctoring test period ends 3 days prior to the conclusion of the relevant test window. You need to create a ProctorU account (if you do not have one) and select "Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students – ACER” as your institution to schedule your relevant test session(s). It is important to sign up for the correct institution or it will prolong the process of scheduling your session with ProctorU. You must schedule a literacy test session and a numeracy test session separately if you have registered for both tests. You can schedule your test to take place at any time (24/7) during the test window you register for, subject to the available test session appointment times listed on the remote proctoring booking site.  However, test sessions can only be scheduled to take place (at least) 72 hours from the point of booking. Test sessions also cannot be scheduled or rescheduled within the last 72 hours of the remote proctoring test window. You can refer to the table below for information regarding when you should schedule your test session and sit your test by for each test window.

Test Window Need to Schedule/Reschedule Test Before Need to Sit Test Before
2020 Window 1 11pm AEDT on 24 Feb 2020 11pm AEDT on 27 Feb 2020
2020 Window 2 11pm AEST on 23 May 2020* 11pm AEST on 26 May 2020*
2020 Window 3 11pm AEST on 17 Aug 2020 11pm AEST on 20 Aug 2020
2020 Window 4 11pm AEDT on 9 Nov 2020 11pm AEDT on 12 Nov 2020

You are strongly advised to book your test session to occur early in the test window to ensure that there is enough time to reschedule your session, should you experience any genuine misadventure or significant technical problems during your test session.

*Due to current circumstances, the above dates for 2020 Window 2 are different to those previously advertised. Please take note of these changes.

You will forfeit your registration and payment if you do not complete your test sitting(s) during the test window you registered for.

ACER Online Test Application

To sit the test by remote proctoring, you are required to download and install the ACER online test application using one of the links below.

For Windows 7 or higher

For Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Please also view the detailed test delivery information for sitting the test by remote proctoring prior to registering for the test.