ADAIAlabama Department of Agriculture & Industry Testing

All registrations and payments made prior to visiting Athens State Testing Center.
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Castle

Castle develops high-stakes examinations and practice tests in fields ranging from engineering to medical technology to physical fitness tests for the certification or licensure of professionals.  Castle candidates schedule their exams through the Castle Worldwide webpage. More information can be obtained at www.castleworldwide.com.

Certiport

Certiport offers certification programs and exams to students and professionals.

Fees Very based on Exam Package ~ Purchase exam vouchers through Certiport’s website

IC3 – Internet and Computing Core Certification Exam

The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) exam is available through the University Testing Center. Please call for more information.

QBCU – Intuit Quickbooks Certified User Exam

The Intuit Quickbooks Certified User Exam is available to candidates that wish to become certified on this software package. Candidates are advised to plan for 1.5 hours on site.

CLEP – College Level Examination Program
$25 Fee ~ Payable to Athens State University via online payment processing
$85 Fee ~ Payable to CLEP via credit/debit card at time of ticket purchase

CLEP offers thirty-three different exams in five subject areas. The tests are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). Candidates are advised to plan for a minimum of two hours on site (2½ hours for the College Composition exam). Registration takes about 10- 15 minutes and exams last approximately ninety minutes (120 minutes for the College Composition exam). Most exams require a score of 50 to pass. A specific list of ACE recommended exam scores can be accessed at http://clep.collegeboard.org/develop/ace-credit. Individuals should purchase a CLEP exam admission ticket from http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam and then click here to schedule an appointment.

Athens State University CLEP Guidelines

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Athens State University CLEP/DSST Rules:

  • CLEP credit will be accepted with passing CLEP score*.
  • CLEP credit cannot provide duplicate credit.
  • Prior unsuccessful course or CLEP exam attempts are irrelevant.
  • Prior successful course attempts will not be replaced by CLEP credit.
  • CLEP scores will not affect a student’s GPA.

* Credit-granting score will be based on The American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations.

Please contact your advisor if you have questions regarding CLEP exams satisfying course requirements for your Plan of Study.

College of Education Orientation Sessions
This is a free service extended to Athens State University students.

The University Testing Center offers College of Education make-up sessions two days per month. Candidates should plan to spend 6 hours onsite and bring a laptop and headphones to their session. Individuals should check the University Testing Center webpage link or call the University Testing Center to confirm session dates.

Comira Testing

Comira is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment and educational testing programs. Comira candidates schedule their exams through the Comira webpage. More information can be obtained at http://candidate.comiratesting.com/comira/.

DSST- Dantes Subject Standardized Test
$35 Fee ~ Payable to Athens State University when appointment is scheduled
$85 Fee ~ Payable to DSST via credit/debit card at time of appointment

The DSST program offers thirty-eight different college level examinations. The exams are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). Candidates are advised to plan for a minimum of 2¼ hours on site. Registration takes about 10-15 minutes and most exams last approximately 2 hours. A specific list of ACE recommended exam scores can be accessed at http://getcollegecredit.com/institutions then click on the ACE Credit Recommendation link on the right. DSST exams cost $110.00 ($25.00 administration fee and $85.00 exam fee). Individuals should click here to schedule an appointment.

Athens State University DSST Guidelines

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Athens State University DSST Rules:

  • DSST credit will be accepted with passing DSST score*.
  • DSST credit cannot provide duplicate credit.
  • Prior unsuccessful course or DSST exam attempts are irrelevant.
  • Prior successful course attempts will not be replaced by DSST credit.
  • DSST scores will not affect a student’s GPA.

* Credit-granting score will be based on The American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations.

Please contact your advisor if you have questions regarding DSST exams satisfying course requirements for your Plan of Study.

GRE – Graduate Record Examination (GRE) revised General Test

The GRE is a graduate-level admissions test.  The GRE features a verbal reasoning section, a quantitative reasoning section, and an analytical writing section.   Candidates are advised to plan for 4½  hours on site.  Registration and check-out take about 15 minutes each and the exam is 4 hours long.  GRE exams are offered during the GRE selected testing dates – once per quarter. Candidates schedule and pay for their exams through the GRE website

MAT – Miller Analogies Test (Online Assessment)
$70.00 ~ Payable to Athens State University when appointment is scheduled

The MAT is a mental ability test that is required for many graduate programs. Candidates are advised to plan for a minimum of 1¼ hours on site. Registration takes about 10-15 minutes and the exam lasts approximately 60 minutes. Required scores for graduate school admittance vary according to program requirements. Candidates are encouraged to contact their home university for specific score requirement information. MAT exams cost $70.00. Individuals should click hereto schedule an appointment.

NCCT – National Center for Competency Testing (Online Assessment)

Exam Fee Payable to NCCT varies and $30.00 ~ Payable to Athens State University due at appointment

NCCT is an independent credentialing organization that has tested healthcare professionals and instructors throughout the United States since 1989.  NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths for certification in medical fields. Candidates schedule the exams directly through NCCT.

PAN – Performance Assessment Network (Online Assessment)

PAN offers over 500 talent assessments and measurement solutions for industries. PAN exams are offered during vendor determined exam windows and exam lengths vary. Candidates or their employers schedule the exams directly through PAN. PAN encourages all candidates to arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time with required ID’s.

Pearson VUE 

Pearson VUE offers innovative computer-based testing for licensure and certification.  Pearson VUE candidates schedule their exams through the Pearson webpage.  More information can be obtained at https://home.pearsonvue.com/test-taker.aspx

Praxis Exams – Core, Pre-Professional, and Subject Assessments (Online Assessment)

The Praxis Series® tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. PRAXIS exams are offered during the scheduled testing windows that are determined by PRAXIS. Candidates schedule and pay for their exams through the PRAXIS website: https://www.ets.org/praxis. Exam lengths vary but PRAXIS encourages all candidates to arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time.

Proctored Exams 
$30.00/up to 3 hours ~ Payable to Athens State University when appointment is scheduled *
*Proctored examinees will pay the $30.00 online at the time that the appointment is scheduled. Exams that require more than 3 hours will be required to pay the difference with a credit card on test day.

Athens State University will proctor exams for other universities and colleges upon request. Candidates must contact the University Testing Center Coordinator to schedule an appointment. It is the responsibility of the candidate to coordinate with their home university about the specific requirements for each exam proctored. Registration takes about 10-15 minutes and exam lengths vary. Individuals should click here to schedule an appointment.

Prov

Prov develops and administers online and paper/pencil examinations.  Alabama exams include Alabama Auctioneer, Alabama Electrical, Alabama HACR, Alabama Home Builders, and other exams.  Prov exams are offered daily Monday-Friday.  Prov exams vary in length and allowed materials are determined by Prov.  Candidates schedule the exams directly through Prov.  Prov encourages all candidates to arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time.