Testing Centers

Testing Center

Testing Center (M607 Main Building)

The PVCC Testing Center proctors placement tests, makeup tests, and tests for online courses.

Academic tests
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.

Make-up tests
With instructor permission, students may make up missed tests in the testing center. Students must make arrangements with their instructor.

Placement tests
Students may take the Accuplacer (for non-native English speakers), Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English (for native speakers), and the VPT for math in the testing center. Click placement tests for more information.

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. You can come into the Testing Center to make arrangements or read the instructions and fill out the form here. 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, read the instructions and fill out the forms here.