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How to become a NYS bar exam proctor

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A test proctor is someone who assists in the administration of a test given by the state, city and/or county. Test proctors are the monitors you see for civil service exams, school test and the New York State bar exams. The New York State Board of Law Examiners, is currently looking for qualified individuals to become bar examination proctors.

To become eligible as a proctor, candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, knowledge of basic grammar, vocabulary and arithmetic and understand, read, write and speak English. For a complete description of qualifications for bar examination proctor, go to Some of the responsibilities you will have are; monitor 1-40 applicants, complete various forms, assist in taking attendance, direct applicants to the seats they are assigned and observe exam takers.

The bar exam is administered in New York City, Buffalo, NY, White Plains, NY Albany, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY. The NYS board currently has openings for proctors in ALL locations. Proctors must work for two consecutive days. The test is given in February and July on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month. The rate of pay is $130.00 per day and the hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on becoming a proctor or for general information about the NYS bar exam, you can visit their website at If you have any questions, you can reach personnel via telephone at 1-518-453-5990. You must visit the website to fill out the proctor application form at the bottom of the 'becoming a proctor' page.

I hope this information was helpful. For all of you who will apply for these proctor positions, good luck.

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