Testing Center (M607 Main Building)
The PVCC Testing Center proctors placement tests, makeup tests, and tests for online courses.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED for testing.
Instructors may make arrangements for online students and students receiving accommodations to take tests in the testing center.
Distance Learning Tests
Students living in the surrounding area but taking classes at other institutions may arrange to have tests proctored in the testing center. See the FAQ for more information.
With instructor permission, students may make up missed tests in the testing center. Students must make arrangements with their instructor.
Most PVCC students do not need to take a placement test. If you graduated from high school within the past 5 years, your high school GPA and coursework will determine what courses you place into. If you graduated from high school 6 years ago or longer, PVCC makes informed self-placement guides available to help you determine what courses you place into. Some non-native English speakers may need to take the Accuplacer to ensure proper course placement. Click placement or ask an advisor for assistance.
Pearson VUE Testing Center (M253 Main Building)
PVCC operates a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center. It provides on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a makeup test for a PVCC class?
Your instructors will tell you if they allow makeup tests. You can only take a makeup test in PVCC’s Testing Center by special arrangement with your instructor.
Where do I take tests for PVCC online courses?
When you take an online course, you will be required to take some of your tests in a proctored or supervised setting in PVCC’s Testing Center, or at another site if special arrangements are made.
If you are enrolled in a course through PVCC and want to take your tests at another testing site, read the instructions and fill out the forms here.
Can I take other schools’ tests in the PVCC Testing Center?
If you are enrolled in a distance learning class through another college or university and you would like to take your tests at the PVCC Testing Center, you will need to make arrangements with your school and with PVCC. Please fill out the form and email it to . There is a $25.00 proctoring fee for each test for schools that are not part of the Virginia Community College System. Some schools pay this fee and others require the student to do so. You may wish to check your school's policy before paying the fees to PVCC.
Can I take a PVCC test at another location?
If you are enrolled in a course through PVCC and want to take your tests at another testing site, It is your responsibility to find an acceptable proctor. The first page of the gives clear examples of who can proctor for you, so please read carefully. On the second page, you must complete Part 1 and ask your proctor to complete Part 2. When both parts are completed and signed, email the form to .