NYS Board of Law Examiners

office (518) 453-5990
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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time

Becoming a Proctor For The NYS Bar Examination

Under general direction and supervision, proctors assist the staff of the State Board of Law Examiners in the administration of the New York bar examination.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Knowledge of basic rules of vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetic
  • Communicate effectively and courteously
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Follow directions accurately
  • Work with people under stressful conditions in a calm and courteous manner
  • Stand for 75% of the time
  • Lift up to 40 lbs
  • Work for 10-12 hours a day (for 2 consecutive days)
  • Attend scheduled orientation and training sessions
    Preference is given to experience as a teacher, teacher aide, teacher assistant or individuals with experience proctoring examinations. Generally, the work hours are 6:45 AM to 5:30 PM and the standard rate of pay is $15 per hour.

The bar exam is administered in New York City, White Plains, Albany, Saratoga Springs and Buffalo. Currently, the Board has openings for proctors in all exam locations.


  • Monitor 1 - 40 applicants
  • Complete various forms pertinent to the examination process
  • Assist in taking attendance and check admission tickets and photo identification
  • Direct applicants to assigned seating
  • Distribute, collect and accurately account for examination materials
  • Observe applicants while they take the examination


 Proctor Application Form  
 Proctor Employment Forms