The technical requirements for an exam candidate to take an online exam with a live proctor are found on most computers. No proprietary hardware or software is required. The minimum set of requirements is identified here and includes the basic requirement for internet access:
1. Photo Identification must be a valid government-issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport). Any exceptions will need to be approved by The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario ("ILCO") prior to your exam.
2. A well-working computer with a minimal 1 GB of RAM. Chromebooks/Tablets are not permitted.
3. A reliable high-speed internet connection (Minimal 4Mbps Download and 2 Mbps upload).
**Note that a wireless internet connection is not recommended. ILCO will not be responsible for disconnection issues due to insufficient bandwidth.
4. Any webcam with 720p (1280×720) video pixel resolution (a laptop camera is acceptable).
5. Only 1 monitor to be used.
6. Working speakers connected to the computer.
7. A microphone connected to the computer (consider a webcam with a built-in microphone).
8. Permission to connect to your computer.
9. A browser with pop-up blocker disabled
10. Adobe Flash is null effective Dec 2020. Mac and PC's do not use the Flash extension anymore
PC: Latest Chrome version (2022 is version 98). Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser.
Mac: Safari 8+Newer versions work as well as they are constantly upgrading.
Ensure firewalls are disabled. We recommend using a personal computer as a work computer may provide additional security (or contact your IT Dept.).
Clear desk area with no papers, books or notes (unless otherwise stated for the exam to be taken).
Real-time Communication Components:
In order to take an online proctored exam, you will need to ensure that your real-time communication components meet the requirements listed below.
Use the following link to test real-time communication components:
- Online proctoring uses Zoom for real-time communication. Zoom is a web-conferencing application, and you'll be prompted to install or run it in the process of connecting with the proctor. You don't have to install it ahead of time.
- Once connected to an exam, wait for guidance from the proctor about logging in to Zoom.