Big Bend Community College Testing Center

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The BBCC Testing Center offers a variety of exam opportunities in a secure and quiet environment for both students and the community. We proctor student make-up and accommodated exams, college placement exams, and many certification exams by appointment.

The BBCC Testing Center is located in the 1000 building (7976 Bolling St. NE) (across from the Job Corps). From Patton Blvd, turn right on Bolling St. The testing center is on the left.

Hours

Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 4:30pm

Friday 7:30am – 2:00pm

All personal belongings including but not limited to, cell phones, backpacks, keys, purses, wallets, notebooks, listening devices and other electronic devices, etc., will be locked in secure storage during testing.

All required test fees must be paid at the Business Office in the 1400 building prior to testing.

 

BBCC PLACEMENT TEST

Fee $20 ($10 English, $10 math) (pay at Business Office in 1400 building)

Placement testing helps determine your readiness for college classes. BBCC uses the ACCUPLACER exam for placement. The test will help advisors and students select the appropriate classes in math and English. This test is also used to qualify for the Running Start program.

The placement test can be taken two times in a 12 month period, so come prepared to do your best. Parts of this test are not timed, so schedule your time accordingly (approximately 2-4 hours). Math scores are valid for a two year period and English scores are valid for five years. If you have not registered for a math or English class by that time, you will need to retest.

If you require an accommodation, please contact the Disabled Services Coordinator at 509.793.2027 prior to scheduling your appointment.

Study for MATH

Study for ENGLISH – Workshops are available. Contact the following to schedule:

Anyone interested in discussing their English results and possible retakes should contact Dave Hammond or Dawnne Ernette listed above.

Placement Test Procedures:

  • Tests are offered various days and times by appointment. Call the Testing Center 509.793.2064 or stop by in person to schedule.
  • Pay the appropriate fee ($10.00 for math, $10.00 for English) prior to the test at the Business Office in the 1400 building. If you have not pre-paid for the test, plan to arrive 15 minutes early so you can be at the testing center on time. Having your social security number will aid in assigning you a student identification number.
  • You MUST bring your photo ID and receipt of payment to your testing appointment.

Test Results –

  • Both math and English results are available at the completion of the test
  • WE RELEASE PLACEMENT RESULTS ONLY to the person taking the exam or with written authorization from that person. We cannot release exam scores over
    the telephone.

 

CERTIFICATION/PRE-EMPLOYMENT EXAMS

The Testing Center provides certification exams for many certification exams for Castle, Certiport, PAN, Pearson Vue and WSDA Pesticide testing.

Certiport – MOS, MTA and Intuit Quickbooks exams are available for BBCC students as well as the general public taking IT Academy classes. Please see the separate section below on MOS/MTA/Intuit Quickbooks testing or contact the Testing Center at 509.793.2064 for additional information.

PAN – Pre-employment screening exams. Please go to www.vitapowered.com for information and scheduling, and payment of exam fees.

Pearson Vue – Certification exams including but not limited to (, Cisco, CompTIA, ES, GED, NES, NREMT, WEST, etc.). Go to www.pearsonvue.com for information, to schedule testing and pay test fees. Note: Some certification exams need prior approval from the exam sponsor. NOTE: See separate section on GED for additional information.

WSDA Pesticide – For Questions and registration information, contact WSDA Pesticide Management Division at 1-877-301-4555 or email license@agr.wa.gov

CLEP

Earn college credit by demonstrating knowledge acquired in a variety of ways outside of the traditional classroom.

Fees:

Proctor fee $25 – (pay at Business Office in 1400 building)

Exam fee $85. More details below:

Scheduling/Testing Procedures:

  • CLEP candidates must first register and pay their exam fees via the My Account Portal at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount prior to scheduling a testing appointment. THE NAME ON YOUR REGISTRATION TICKET MUST MATCH EXACTLY TO THE NAME ON YOUR PHOTO IDENTIFICATION, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF THE NAMES. Identification must also include the name, date of birth, and signature. See the above website for a list of acceptable forms of ID. Please choose BBCC as your preferred test site and be sure to PRINT your Exam Registration Ticket. Study materials can also be purchased at the above website.
  • Call the Testing Center at 509.793.2064 to schedule the test appointment.
  • Pay the $25 proctor fee at the Business Office in the 1400 building.
  • Bring the CLEP Registration Exam Ticket, current/valid government-issued photo identification, and receipt for the proctor fee to the test. These are all required to test.

IMPORTANT reminder: The name on the CLEP Registration Exam Ticket MUST match EXACTLY the name on the photo identification, including the order of the names in order to test.

Examples of acceptable identification:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency
  • Military ID
  • National ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship meeting the above requirements

Examples of unacceptable identification:

  • School ID
  • Credit/debit cards of any kind
  • Social Security card
  • Employee or work ID

 

GED

The GED is a high school equivalency exam and measures academic achievement and college readiness for those who did not complete high school. Earning a GED may provide you with better job opportunities and may also help you qualify for financial aid for college.

Who Is Eligible to Test?

  • You are at least 16 years old. If you are under 19 years of age, you will need to provide the Approval to Test Form completed by your last high school attended, or local high school or school district office where you currently reside. If you are under 19 and were home schooled, you will need the completed abovementioned form or provide the Notarized Statement/Letter for Home School Students. One of these forms must be submitted to the Testing Center prior to scheduling an appointment. Contact the Testing Center at 509.793.2064 for information.
  • You have NOT received a high school diploma and are not currently enrolled in high school
  • Washington state residency is required for testing. You must bring current, Washington State government issued identification which includes your name, address, date of birth, signature, and photo.

Scheduling Information

  • Scheduling is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to ged.com or call (877) 392-6433 to set up your account and get started. Once you have set up an account, you can take practice tests, schedule the actual tests, reschedule or cancel if needed, pay for the tests, check your scores, and change your profile information.

Accommodations

Once registered at www.MyGed.com, select “yes” when asked if you intend to apply for testing accommodations based upon a documented disability. Once selecting “yes”, candidates will receive an email with specific information on where to submit their accommodations request. You will be notified in writing of the accommodations decision, usually within 30 days.

 

Study Resources

GED preparation classes are available through BBCC’s ABE/GED program. Please contact 509.793.2301 for additional information.

Transcripts

Washington State is no longer accepting paper/written requests for GED records. Request transcripts at www.MyGed.com. For records prior to 2014, you do NOT need to create an account. Click on the “get transcript” tab and follow the directions.

For GED® records from states other than Washington State.
For GED® records taken in the military or overseas.

If you have questions about this information, please contact the Testing Center at 509.793.2064.

 

MOS/MTA Intuit Quickbooks EXAMS (Certiport, beginning Spring 2019)

Fees for MOS:

BBCC students – no fee for MOS students in BIM classes.

Non-BBCC students – $25 per test, including retakes (pay at Business Office in the 1400 building)

Fees for MTA:

Proctor fee – $25 (pay at Business Office in the 1400 building)

Must purchase exam voucher at www.Certiport.com.

The Washington State Library and BBCC are working together to provide Microsoft Office exams at a greatly reduced cost. MOS 2013 and 2016 are available. You must have BBCC instructor approval or be able to provide proof of registration in the Microsoft IT Academy prior to scheduling a testing appointment. Contact BBCC Library 509.793.2350 regarding Microsoft IT Academy study materials.

Scheduling

Contact the Testing Center 509.793.2064 to schedule your test appointment. Prior to test day, set up your Certiport account at www.certiport.com. If taking an MTA exam, you must also purchase your exam voucher at the website.

Accommodations
Candidates applying for accommodations must submit an Exam Accommodation Request Form (see www.certiport.com) for instructions prior to scheduling an appointment. Follow the instructions to ensure proper processing of your request.

 

Test Day Instructions

Bring your current government issued photo identification that matches your Certiport profile, your Certiport username and password, and your receipt of the proctor fee payment (if applicable).

Retake Policy

If a candidate does not receive a passing score on the first attempt, he/she must wait a minimum of 24 hours before retaking the exam. After the second and any subsequent attempt, the candidate must wait a minimum of 48 hours before retaking.

Scores

Immediately following your testing session, you will receive a copy of your score as well as information about the passing standard for each particular exam.

 

PROCTORED EXAMS

Fees:

BBCC exams – no fee

Proctor fee for all other exams – $25 (pay Business Office in 1400 building)

Note: WGU pays for the student proctor fee.

Testing services are provided for BBCC make-up and accommodated exams, distance learning exams from other colleges and universities, and other agencies as requested.

Proctored exams are given by appointment. Schedule by calling the Testing Center at 509.793.2064. It is the student’s responsibility to contact their instructor or college and have the exam sent to the Testing Center. Be sure to confirm that the exam and proctor instructions have arrived prior to your testing appointment. You must bring photo identification and receipt of payment (if required) to your testing appointment.

 

SAT (beginning Spring 2019)

Fees: Paid directly to SAT

The SAT tests are used by some colleges and universities to assess your academic readiness for college classes.

Visit the SAT website www.collegeboard.org for test information and to register and pay the test fee. Current photo Identification AND Admission Ticket are required at the test. See the SAT website for complete instructions.

 

TEAS Testing

Proctor Fee: $25 (pay at Business Office, 1400 building).

Exam Fee: $55 (paid directly to ATI) at exam login (bring credit/debit card)

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as a scoring component for application to the BBCC Nursing Program. This is a computer-based test lasting approximately 4 hours. It contains subtests in English, math, science, and reading.

Scheduling procedures

  • TEAS testing is available by appointment only. Call the Testing Center 509.793.2064 for dates and to schedule an appointment. March dates can fill up early, so don’t wait to call!
  • Exam can be taken two times per year and the scores are valid for one year. The Nursing Department does not recommend retesting, but you can retake after one month. The two scores are averaged.
  • Prior to test day, go to atitesting.com to create an account (username/password only.

Test Day Information

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to test time.
  • No late admission allowed once the test has started.
  • Plan on approximately 4 hours to take the test.
  • A current government-issued photo identification and receipt of $25 proctor fee payment are required, no exceptions.
  • Bring your ATI account username and password which will be needed to log into the exam.
  • Bring your credit/debit card to pay the test fee at login.
  • Calculators are prohibited. Scratch paper and pencil will be provided.
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