Technical requirements

To ensure that you are ready for your remote proctored LAT sitting, you will need to ensure that you have access to a device that meets all of the necessary technical requirements. This includes a functioning webcam and microphone (which will be used to connect to your proctor and monitor you throughout your sitting) as well as stable internet connection.

Please review the information below to ensure you have the best opportunity for a smooth remote proctored sitting.

To ensure your computer is technically ready to run a remote proctored test sitting, you need to test your setup. You must complete the equipment test using the computer you plan to sit the test with, at the location you will be undertaking the test from. It is advised that equipment testing is completed in a timely manner (before the close of registration) as equipment test failures may not qualify for refunds after this date. 

If your equipment does not pass the technical readiness checks, you should source alternative equipment and/or location and complete the technical readiness checks again. If you registered for a remote proctored sitting and are finding that you are unable to meet the technical requirements, please contact the LAT office for advice. Test centres have limited availability, so we suggest that you test your equipment early, in case you need to change to a test centre sitting.


We recommend that you use an external mouse during your sitting as trackpads can be difficult in test conditions. If using a laptop, a 15" screen or larger is recommended to ensure the best viewing results. A 13" screen is still acceptable, but you will have to scroll more in order to see the information in the questions.

Work computers or laptops may prevent the installation or running of the software needed for remote proctoring. It is advised that you sit the test using a personal device connected to your home network.


Requirement Type Minimum Recommended
Internet Connection Wi-Fi connection

Wired connection

PC users

Windows 8
(Windows 10 S mode is not supported)

Guardian Browser requires 64-bit Windows 10

Windows 10
(Windows 10 S mode is not supported)
Mac users MacOS 10.13
(oldest still maintained version)
MacOS 10.15+
CPU 2 core CPU (less than 85% CPU usage) 4 core or higher CPU (less than 50% CPU usage)
Webcam 640x480 resolution 1280x720 resolution
Internet download speed 1 Mbps 12 Mbps
Internet upload speed 1 Mbps 3 Mbps
(less than 95% RAM usage)
(less that 90% RAM usage)
Screen resolution 1280x800 1920x1080 or higher

Please note that automated equipment check does not guarantee your equipment functionality on test day.  If, on the day of your test, you encounter any technical issues, Measure Learning technicians will assist you. Please ensure that you also email the LAT office of any technical issues experienced during your sitting (immediately after your sitting), otherwise your sitting may be incomplete.

Supported browser

The only supported browser is the Guardian Browser.  You will need to download this before testing your equipment and before sitting your test. 

Internet connection/bandwidth

Testing with ProctorU requires a strong and stable internet connection to support screen sharing and remote proctoring software. Issues with stability or speed may prevent you from testing or may cause issues during your exam. Try some of the tips on the ProctorU website if you are experiencing issues with your internet.

Unsupported items:

  • Google Chromebooks
  • Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)
  • Smartphones
  • Linux operating systems
  • Windows 10 in S mode or Surface RT
  • Connecting from within a virtual machine. You will be asked to reconnect using your host operating system to take your test.
  • Apple Boot Camp
  • Remote Access Software
  • Inactive versions of Windows and Test builds/test mode
  • Hotspot internet connections

Note: If ProctorU detect unlicensed software on your computer, you will not be permitted to sit the test.
You are permitted one monitor only, if this is connected to a laptop, the laptop must be closed and an external keyboard, mouse and webcam used.

Testing your equipment setup

Login to your Meazure Learning ProctorU account using the Guardian Browser then click on the Test Your Equipment icon on the home page.  

There may be a brief delay before the Test Your Equipment page launches and the checks begin.

If any of your equipment does not pass the automatic test, please refer to the Meazure Learning Support Page.