Above And Beyond HEOA Compliance - Online Proctoring and the Digital Age

Concurrent Session 2

Brief Abstract

Learn about the pros and cons of online proctoring and identity verification platforms for compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). This presentation will help you decide on a method that works best for your institution.


Jarrod pioneered the online proctoring industry in 2008 when he founded ProctorU and created a patented proctoring process that is now used worldwide. Under his leadership, ProctorU has become the largest provider of online exam security in the industry. Jarrod has been a prominent advocate for academic integrity, specifically working with the US Congress and Department of Education on the issue of financial aid fraud. He is a sought after speaker in the areas of education technology, online proctoring, academic integrity and identity verification, and is active in many industry associations. Jarrod has been listed by The Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham’s Top 40 Professionals Under 40 and named one of the 20 people to Lead Birmingham in the next 20 years by BHM Biz Magazine. As a former student of the University of Florida, he has been honored four consecutive times with the Gator 100 award.



Extended Abstract

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions receiving Title IV funding to verify the identities in distance education programs by using at least one of three very different methods: 

  1. A secure login and password
  2. Proctored examinations
  3. Other technologies and practices which are effective in verifying student identification

Over the past five years, online proctoring and identity verification platforms have evolved to include numerous offerings. These offerings each have their pros and cons, as well as impact on HEOA compliance and this presentation will outline options available to institutions and, by the end, attendees should be able to decide on a method that will work for them.