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TEAS at ATI Exam Dry Run Quickstart Guide

Instructions for the ATI TEAS exam dry run that must be completed prior to your exam day.

Dry Run Instructions for TEAS at ATI Exams

ATI will utilize the Respondus LockDown Browser for all TEAS at ATI exams.  The LockDown Browser is a locked browser used when taking ATI remote proctored assessments. 

    • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
    • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh, and Stop
    • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
    • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
    • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
    • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts, and task switching are disabled
    • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for scoring
    • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

Please follow the steps below to install the Respondus LockDown Browser on your computer or iPad and start your ATI TEAS Dry Run Assessment. 

Step 1:  Check your System Requirements

Step 2:  Log into your ATI Account

Step 3:  Install the Respondus LockDown browser onto your system

Step 4:  Start the Respondus System Pre-Checks

Step 5:  Take your TEAS Exam

ATI does not consider technical issues on the tester’s computer or Internet to be a valid reason for a refund or free rescheduling exception. Please make sure all technical requirements are met before the start time of the assessment and use the Dry-Run assessment to test your system.

Step 1:  System Requirements for TEAS at ATI Exams

You can use the following devices for the TEAS at ATI exam:  PC, Mac, and iPadOS.  Please visit our technical requirements page to ensure you have the most up-to-date operating system and browser version.  https://www.atitesting.com/technical-requirements

IMPORTANT:  Google Chromebooks are not supported for TEAS at ATI remote (at-home) testing at this time. 


Windows: 2 GB RAM (A minimum of 4GB of available RAM is necessary when using LockDown Browser to take an exam that also uses a webcam.)

Mac: 2 GB RAM (A minimum of 4GB of available RAM is necessary when using LockDown Browser to take an exam that also uses a webcam.)

Hard Disk Space

Windows: 200 MB of free hard disk space

Mac: 200 MB of free hard disk space

- Web camera (internal or external)
- Microphone (internal or external)
- An internet connection of at least 5 Mbps (ideally 10+ Mbps). Test internet speed using

IMPORTANT:  Administrator rights to install Respondus LockDown Browser.  If you are borrowing a computer from a family member or a friend, please make sure they can help you download the lockdown browser onto that system prior to your dry run and proctored TEAS exam.

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Set Yourself Up for Success prior to your starting your dry run or proctored ATI TEAS Exam

  • Ensure you are using a fully charged device or use it while plugged in
  • Check to see if your camera works using https://webcamtests.com
  • Check your microphone works using https://www.onlinemictest.com
  • Ensure you have a strong internet connection. You can test your internet speed using www.speedtest.net
  • Have a school or government-issued ID card available.  Your identification must include your full name as well as a picture.  The name on the ID must match the name you used when you registered for your exam.  If you need to update your name, please refer to this article.
  • Find a well-lit space and be ready for a desk scan prior to the assessment.  Read this article for room setup suggestions.
  • One piece of blank paper to be used during the ATI TEAS proctored exam. Please destroy the paper upon completion of the exam.  A small desktop white-board may also be used instead of paper. 
  • Headphones are NOT allowed during the proctored exam unless you have an approved accommodation request

Step 2:  Log Into Your ATI Account

Go to www.atitesting.com/login using either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari internet browsers and enter your username and password

NOTE:  If you do not have a TEAS Remote Proctoring Dry Run Card – you can manually load the card by selecting the ADD PRODUCT button on the right side of your screen and entering the product ID: 18904477 and password: respondus.  If you have questions about the TEAS Dry Run, please email proctor@atitesting.com.

Step 3:  Download the Respondus LockDown Browser

Note:  On iPads, you will be downloading and installing the Respondus LockDown Browser from the App Store.

Important:  Administrator rights are required to install Respondus onto your desktop, laptop or iPad.  If you have these rights, proceed with the download.  If you are using a device that belongs to a family member or friend, please have them approve and enter their credentials for the download of the Respondus LockDown Browser onto their system.


STEP 4:  Start the Respondus system pre-checks

Before starting the system pre-checks, please make sure you have closed all other applications open on your system except for the browser you are using to log into ATI.  If you don't, you will be prompted by Respondus to have the program close them for you.  And make sure your computer is fully charged or plugged in. For Tips on room setup for a remote at-home exam, please read this article.


If you mess up on the photo or picture of your ID, you can close out of Respondus by clicking the "X" and start the pre-check process from the beginning. 




STEP 5:  Take Your TEAS Exam

Once the exam begins, a “Recording” icon will appear at the top right of the screen.

Do not attempt to exit the exam until you’re finished. Additionally, you won’t be able to print, copy, access other applications, or go to other websites during the exam.

When the exam is submitted for grading, the webcam will stop recording and you may exit LockDown Browser.

ATI TEAS Dry Run Support

General customer service: Contact ATI Support at 1-800-667-7531 or email: proctor@atitesting.com.

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