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Testing Center

The Testing Center is committed to providing excellent customer service to our students, faculty and community, while ensuring the integrity of testing in a secure environment. Whether you’re aiming to further your education, enter the workforce, or advance your present career, the Testing Center offers a broad array of services to meet your needs.
A TCC photo ID or valid government-issued ID (driver's license or state identification card) is required for all testing – No Exceptions.

 Distance Learning Course Testing


Self-Paced Instruction Course Exams  

Self-paced instruction (SPI) courses are independent study courses that allow a student to work at their own pace and complete the course within twenty weeks. A SPI contract is required when registering for these courses and taking exams. Please contact the TCC Virtual Advisor for SPI contract details.  
Students enrolled in SPI courses come to the Testing Center to take their exams. Please bring a copy of your SPI contract with you to check-in on exam day. All exams are administered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary! Students must arrive at least one hour prior to closing to allow sufficient time to complete an exam. Please see the Testing Center Hours of Operation for available exam times.

WEB-Based Instruction Course Exams 

WEB courses are taken online, however course exams may be administered at the TCC Testing Center located on the main campus. Please check with faculty or your advisor prior to registering to determine if your exam(s) must be taken at a proctored site. There is an additional cost for taking exams at a proctored site.
All tests are administered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary. Students must arrive at least one hour prior to closing to allow sufficient time to complete an exam.   
Please see the Testing Center Hours of Operation for available testing times. 
Students who do not reside in Tallahassee may be approved to take their exams off-campus. Please refer to Distance Learning's Proctored Testing webpage for details. 
Testing begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Students will not be admitted to begin testing beyond one hour prior to closing.

 Exemption Testing

The Testing Center administers two course exemption tests:  U.S. Constitutions (POS 1601) and the Vocabulary Exemption Test. A passing score for either test is equivalent to 1-credit hour. 
POS 1601 - A study of the basic principles of the United States Constitution and how they relate to the individual in today's society. Students have two (2) hours to complete the computer-based test. A passing score of 70 is required to receive 1-credit hour. Students may purchase the textbook for this course at the TCC Bookstore to use as a study guide. The fee for the test is $5.00.  All fees must be paid to the TCC Cashier's Office. Students must schedule an appointment by contacting the Testing Center at (850) 201-8282. 
Vocabulary - The Vocabulary Exemption Test comprises the words used in a good desk dictionary.   Students have twelve minutes to complete the multiple choice paper/pencil test correctly defining the vocabulary words. Students must correctly define 36 out of 55 vocabulary terms to receive a passing score. The fee for the test is $5.00.  All fees must be paid to the TCC Cashier's Office. Students must schedule an appointment by contacting the Testing Center at (850) 201-8282. 
Please check with a TCC advisor prior to taking either test.

 Placement Testing


ACCUPLACER - College Placement Test (CPT)

Bright Futures Scholarship Students

A student needing to take a placement test to qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship may take the ACCUPLACER for English, Reading and/or Math.  Students must bring a referral letter from their school requesting to take ACCUPLACER for the purpose of receiving a Bright Futures Scholarship. Students must schedule an appointment by calling (850) 201-8282. 

Download a copy of the CPT Study Guide (.pdf).

Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

PERT is a customized placement test for students attending State of Florida colleges. The State of Florida requires all first-time students and transfer students, who have not completed a college level math and English course, to take a placement test (PERT). Students may use ACT, SAT or PERT scores (or combination) that are no more than two-years old. Please refer to the test score policy (.pdf) for the scoring criteria for each test.   

PERT is a computerized adaptive placement test and may be retaken if the student is not pleased with their scores.  Remediation is recommended (after the first attempt) from one of the “approved providers”. If a student wishes to retest then the student must wait a minimum of thirty days before their next attempt. Test scores are valid for two years. View a list of recommended approved remediation providers (.pdf).
Students who wish to take the placement test (at TCC) to attend another school are required to pay a $25.00 proctor fee. In addition, the designated school must establish TCC as a satellite testing site and complete the PERT authorization for the purpose of administering the test on their behalf.
The PERT is administered on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday. PERT is untimed, but please allow a minimum of three hours for testing in all subjects: English, Reading and Math. Please see the Testing Center Hours of Operation for available testing times. 


Contact Information

For more information contact the Testing Center by phone (850) 201-8282, fax (850) 201-8676 or e-mail

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mon - Thu
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2nd Sat

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