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, accommodated exams, college placement exams, Accuplacer test (for recent high school grads), Certiport exams, PSI exams, Pearson Vue exams, CLEP exams, GED exams, MOS exams, MTA exams, and TEAS exams by appointment.
The BBCC Testing Center is located inside the 1400 Building on the first floor — Office 1410 — across from the Business Office.
Testing Center Hours
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed 11:30am – 12:30pm
7:30am – 2:00pm
Closed 11:15am – 12:00pm
Appointments for testing are currently unavailable and restarting is yet to be determined.
Please see above items for testing options (COVID-19 Temporary Placement, Temporary Math Placement Test, and Alternative Placement Options)
You MUST bring photo ID and receipt of payment to the test.There is a $10.00 fee for each test. Placement testing fees should be paid prior to testing at the BBCC Business Office in the 1400 building (open at 7:30am). Keep the receipt as you will need to present it when you take the test(s). If you have not pre-paid for the test, plan to arrive early so you can be at the testing center on time. The Testing Center is located in the 1400 Building.
All personal belongings, including backpacks, purses, wallets, cell phones, books, etc., will be locked in secure storage during testing.
Results for the math tests are available immediately, but the English results are not available until the following Monday.
Placement tests can be taken a maximum of two times in a 12-month period.
WE RELEASE PLACEMENT RESULTS ONLYto the person taking the exam or with written authorization from that person. We cannot release exam scores over the telephone.
We will mail results upon request and if you complete a mailing envelope while at the test center.
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. Placement test are not timed, so schedule your time accordingly (approximately 1-3 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 Dawnne Ernette listed above.
Placement Test Procedures:
Test Results –
The Testing Center provides certification exams for many certification exams for Certiport, PSI, 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.
PSI – Pre-employment screening exams. Please go to https://candidate.psiexams.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.
All Pearson Vue health related tests are currently available. All other Pearson Vue testing will open with limited seating in February 2021.
WSDA Pesticide – For Questions and registration information, contact WSDA Pesticide Management Division at (877) 301-4555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Resumes January 2021. Please call WSDA Pesticide Management Division at 877-301-4555 to schedule an appointment.
Resumes January 2021, use contact information above to make an appointment.
Earn college credit by demonstrating knowledge acquired in a variety of ways outside of the traditional classroom.
Proctor fee $25 – (pay at Business Office in 1400 building)
Exam fee $87. More details below:
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:
Examples of unacceptable identification:
Appointments for testing are currently unavailable and restarting is yet to be determined.
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?
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.
GED preparation classes are available through BBCC’s ABE/GED program. Please contact (509) 793-2301 for additional information.
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.
If you have questions about this information, please contact the Testing Center at (509) 793-2064.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Resumed since December 2020, use the contact information to make an appointment
Proctor Fee: $25 (pay at Business Office, 1400 building).
Exam Fee: $71 + tax. Testing fee will be paid directly to ATI at the time of appointment at BBCC, bring a debit or credit card for this transaction.
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.
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