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.
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.
Distance learning (web-based) courses require a proctored site for testing. Proctor services are only for students who live outside of the service area of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla Counties.
We also offer exam proctoring services for students who are taking courses with a different college. Exams are administered by appointment only. TCC must be in receipt of the exam(s), prior to scheduling an appointment and please allow, at minimum, 24-hour notice for scheduling. Walk-in service is not available.
Find more information about proctored testing.
Program Admissions Tests
Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)
The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is administered to those who wish to become a certified Correctional or Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida. Access the CJBAT study guides as you prepare for your exam, then schedule your exam with the Testing Center's Workforce Testing Office at (850) 201-8282.
The Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) is the institution of choice for many local residents interested in pursuing a career in corrections or law enforcement. Find more information about Florida Public Safety Institute.
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: $39 (TCC Students) | $64 (Non-TCC Students)
All fees must be paid to the TCC Cashier's Office. Students must schedule an appointment 24-48 hours in advance of the requested test date, and the HESI-A2 is only available Thursdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact the Testing Center at (850) 201-8282 to schedule an appointment.
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. - 7 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.