Student ServicesTesting 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 ace the exam:
- Bring a TCC photo ID or valid driver's license or state identification card
- Make sure to check our hours of operations and your review your registration information
- Arrive at least one hour prior to closing
Learn more about our Testing Center.
Testing for Course Advisement
ACCUPLACER - Computer Placement Test (CPT)
Bright Futures Scholarship Students
Students who need 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.
Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
The Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a computerized adaptive exam 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. 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 Operations for available testing times.
Testing for Adult Basic Education (TABE)
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. We advise that you arrive at 8:30 a.m. and begin testing at 9 a.m. if you wish to take the full TABE exam in one sitting. If you arrive after 9 a.m. we advise that you plan to take only one part of the TABE.
- 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.
Distance Learning Course Testing
Web courses are taken online, however course exams may be administered at the TCC Testing Center located on the main campus. Check with faculty or your advisor prior to registering to determine if your exam(s) must be taken at a proctored site.
What You Should Know Before Your Exam
- 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.
View our hours of operation for available testing times. Testing begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Students will not be admitted to begin testing less than one hour prior to closing.
Students who do not reside in Tallahassee may be approved to take their exams off-campus. Learn more about proctored testing.
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 exams will need to be made with the exams sponsor or with Pearson Vue directly and may be administered at our location.
Examples of exams 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 timed academic assessments offered by College Board and proctored at Tallahassee Community College. CLEP exams 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.
CLEP exams will be offered at Tallahassee Community College on Mondays from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts building, room 211. There is a $10 fee for taking a CLEP exam 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 exams can be registered for at https://clep.collegeboard.org/.
Program Admissions Tests
Nursing Program Admissions Test (HESI-A2)
The HESI-A2 Admission Test is the required entrance exam 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 exam.
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, and the HESI-A2 is available Monday through Thursday for check-in at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 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 exams and course exams in the Accommodated Testing Center, located in the Fine & Performing Arts Building, 2nd floor, Room 219.
For more information about the Accommodated Testing Center, please call (850) 201-8271 or email ACCtesting@tcc.fl.edu
Tallahassee Community College, Testing Center
Fine and Performing Arts Center, Room 208
Phone: (850) 201-8282 | Fax: (850) 201-8676
|Monday - Thursday||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|2nd/4th Saturdays||9 a.m. - noon|
Testing services begin 30 minutes after the opening of the office and students must arrive at least one hour before closing time.