Testing Center

About the Testing Center

The Testing Center offers a variety of secure testing services to students, faculty, and the surrounding community.

Follow the policies to ensure you’re on track to take the assessment:

  1. Bring a TCC photo ID or valid driver's license or state identification card
  2. Make sure to check our hours of operations and your review your registration information
  3. Arrive at least one hour prior to closing

Learn more about our Testing Center.

Testing Services are operating on campus at this time. The PERT and ACCUPLACER tests are still being offered remotely at this time. Accommodated services for those that need a reader or writer are being provided at this time, please contact the Accommodated Testing Center for appointments.

Current limited services are CLEP, TABE, HESI and Pearson Vue.

For further information please contact the the testing department by email as that will be the fastest way to receive a response. Please call or email the following offices depending upon the service you require: (850) 201-8282 or testingcenter@tcc.fl.edu for Placement, Make Up, and proctored testing services for another institution; (850) 201-8271 or acctesting@tcc.fl.edu for Accommodated Testing. 

Our Services

Testing for Course Advisement

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation

Students who need to take an assessment test for academic advisement but live outside the State of Florida may make arrangements with the Testing Center to have the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation assessment sent to a local proctor. The ACCUPLACER Next-Generation consist of the following academic subjects; English, Reading and Math. Students may schedule an alternative testing location by calling (850) 201-8282.

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation can be administered remotely by appointment. TCC uses the ACCUPLACER to test advance math skill for students seeking to bypass College Algebra, in an attempt to enroll in high function math course. Please contact the Testing Center at testingcenter@tcc.fl.edu if you believe you are in need of this service.  

Accuplacer Study Guide

Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) 

The Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a computerized adaptive assessment that is used to determine the mastery level of students in the academic areas of reading, writing and mathematics.

The PERT is administered on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday. The PERT is an untimed assessment, but please allow a minimum of three hours for testing if you plan on taking all subjects: reading, writing and mathematics.

The PERT is offered Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis and on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, except during holidays or college closures. Monday through Thursday examinees may arrive between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to begin testing; Friday examinees may arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to begin testing. Saturday testing is by appointment only and testing begins at 9:00 a.m.

If an examinee is not satisfied with their PERT results they may retake the PERT after 14 days. Those who plan to retake the PERT please be advised there is a $4 fee.

The PERT exam is currently offered on Monday and Friday by appointment at the following times; 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.. The PERT exam is also available for remote testing opportunities. Please contact the Testing Center at testingcenter@tcc.fl.edu to receive information on how to take the PERT remotely. 

Testing for Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE test is currently offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment at the following times; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Examinees will also need to arrange an appointment with the TCC Cashier's office to make their payment prior to testing.  

Adult Education Students must take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) before starting class. This test helps us understand your beginning level, so you can be registered for the correct classes.

  • The TABE is offered Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m. and will be offered on a walk-in basis. Test takers must arrive by 9 a.m. if they wish to take the full TABE exam in one sitting. Testing will administer sections of the TABE until 1 p.m. at which time offerings of the assessment will stop.  
  • The three parts of the TABE are Reading Comprehension, Language Arts and Math.
  • There is a $25 testing fee due on the date of the test, this fee will cover two attempts at each section of the TABE test. The fee will need to be paid in-person at the Cashier's Office. Examinees must pick-up a payment authorization form from the Testing Center before going to the Cashier’s Office.
  • To access resources to help you study for the TABE test. Please check with Adult Education Development in Workforce Development building 38.

Resources:

Web-Based Course Testing

Web-Based Instruction Course Exams 

Web courses are taken online, however course assessments may be required to be proctored. Check with faculty or your advisor prior to registering to determine if your assessment(s) must be proctored. This service is not offered at the Testing Center. 

What You Should Know Before Your Assessment

  • Proctored assessments will be taken through HonorLock.
  • All students should have a web camera and microphone for their computer.
  • Students will be recorded throughout their assessment and the recording will be submitted to their faculty member.

Students should be aware of these procedures. If a student has an issue with HonorLock please contact TCC Online at (850) 201-9400 or through email at TCCOnline@tcc.fl.edu

Testing Services

Pearson Vue 

Pearson Vue exams are currently offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between the times; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Tallahassee Community College offers Pearson Vue testing services. Testing will take place in room 211 of the Fine and Performing Arts building between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday each week. Appointments for Pearson Vue assessments will need to be made with the assessment sponsor or with Pearson Vue directly and may be administered at our location.

Assessments can be registered for at: Pearson Vue

Examples of assessments are: GED, Cisco Technologies, CompTia, Basic Abilities Test, National Strength and Conditioning, Childcare Accreditation, and Pharmacy Technician.

This service will not be available during holidays and college closures.  

College Level Examination Progam (CLEP)

CLEP exams are currently offered on Monday by appointment at the following times; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Examinees will also need to arrange an appointment with the TCC Cashier's office to make their payment prior to testing.  

CLEP tests are timed academic assessments offered by College Board and proctored at Tallahassee Community College. CLEP tests offer course completion credit, for general education courses used to complete a college degree. Examinees, will be tested on the materials that are covered in those courses.

Students may earn credit in subjects such as College Algebra, College Composition, American History, Biology and Foreign Languages. Please look here for the full list of Credit by Exams.   

CLEP tests will be offered at Tallahassee Community College on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts building, room 211. There is a $10 fee for taking a CLEP test at TCC, and all fees must be paid to the TCC Cashier's Office. Examinees must pick-up a payment authorization form from the Testing Center before going to the Cashier’s Office. CLEP tests can be registered for at https://clep.collegeboard.org/

Program Admissions Tests

Nursing Program Admissions Test (HESI-A2)

The HESI test is currently offered on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment at the following times; 11 a.m. and 1p.m. Examinees will also need to arrange an appointment with the TCC Cashier's office to make their payment prior to testing.  

The HESI-A2 Admission Test is the required entrance assessment for all students applying to certain Healthcare Programs at TCC. To be considered for admission, the TCC programs require a minimum score of 75 percent in each required section of the assessment.

Test Fee: $45

All fees must be paid to the TCC Cashier's Office. Examinees must pick-up a payment authorization form from the Testing Center before going to the Cashier’s Office. Students may take the HES-A2 on a walk-in basis; testing is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. through 12 p.m.

Contact the Testing Center at (850) 201-8282 for more information.

Accommodated Testing Services

If you are registered with TCC's Student Accessibility Services, you are eligible to take your advisement assessment and course assessments in the Accommodated Testing Center, located in the Fine & Performing Arts Building, 2nd floor, Room 219. All course assessments require a minimum of 48 hrs (2 business days) notice prior to test date for administration. Please refer to your SAS contract. 

For more information about the Accommodated Testing Center, please call (850) 201-8271 or email ACCtesting@tcc.fl.edu  

 

Staff Information

Timothy Roberts

I have been at Tallahassee Community College as a full-time employee since 2007. I have worked as a Testing Specialist and I am currently the Testing Coordinator. I am an alumnus of TCC and the University of North Florida where I earned my B.A. in History.  

Anne Hebrock

My name is Anne Hebrock and I am Staff Assistant II and I also help to assist students with accommodations in the Testing Center. I have been working at TCC since February, 2011. I am the proud mama of a 25 year old daughter. My family has been involved at Tallahassee Community College since 1998.  It is my pleasure to serve the students with various disabilities in the Testing Center.

Olajibike Mustapha

Feel free to call me "Abi". I received my Bachelors of Arts degree from Florida State University in 2009. I have been with Tallahasse Community College as a Testing Specialist since 2009. I primarily work with TCC  students who receive accommodations for testing purposes.

Brian Michalowski

I have been working as a Testing Specialist for Tallahassee Community College since 2011, and prior to that have worked for Florida State University in testing from 2004 to 2010. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from FSU in 2007, and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Flagler College in 2017.

R.M. Sasson, Ph.D.

I began working at Tallahassee Community College in 2011 as an adjunct in Humanities and an OPS in the Language Lab. I also have taught Italian at TCC. I have been a full-time employee in the Testing Center since 2013. I have accumulated four degrees: B.A. in Music in 1974 from N.C.S.A.; M.A. in Music in 1977 from Manhattan School of Music; M.A. in Italian Studies in 2007 from Florida State University; Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities in 2017 from F.S.U. I speak French, Italian; understand Spanish and some German. I worked as an opera singer from 1977 through 1997 in numerous countries around the world.

 

Contact Us

Tallahassee Community College, Testing Center
Fine and Performing Arts Center, Room 208
Maps/Directions

Phone: (850) 201-8282 | Fax: (850) 201-8676
Email: testingcenter@tcc.fl.edu.

Hours

General Testing Monday - Thursday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
General Testing Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
General Testing 2nd/4th Saturdays 9 a.m. - noon 
*Accommodated Testing Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Testing services begin 30 minutes after the opening of the office and students must arrive at least one hour before closing time.