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Testing Center

Testing Center

The Testing Center provides accessible and secure testing facilities for students and the community. College course exams do not require an appointment. However, most other exams (correspondence, CLEP, HiSET, HESI, etc.) do require an appointment and may require a test fee.

To schedule your exam and pay your proctor fee for the CLEP, DSST, CERTIPORT, or HESI exam, visit The Testing Center’s hours may vary by campus. The Testing Center is closed when the college is, including for holidays and for weather- or emergency-related closures and delays.

Locations and Hours

  • HV Testing Center will open Wednesday, May 29 for summer session.
  • Site Testing Centers (BC, MA, SP) will open Thursday, May 30 for summer session.
  • Testing Center Closings (all sites) are: June 19, July 4 and July 5.
  • Last Day Open: for summer session: Tuesday, July 23.
  • HV Testing Center may open on a limited schedule (9 a.m. – 2 p.m. only) during break periods May 20 – 24 and July 29 – Aug. 16. No Saturdays.
  • Other possible unexpected closings will be posted as soon as possible.

Tests will not be administered to students who arrive 30 minutes or less prior to closing time.

Tests can be picked up in the Testing Centers when open or in the HV Testing Center ERC 122  until 2:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday after the HV Testing Center closes.


From the high school equivalency test (HiSET) to correspondence testing and credit-by-examinations like CLEP and DSST, the Testing Center is available to meet your testing needs.

Exit exams and entrance exams are scheduled and administered through the Admissions office.

Testing Center Policies & Procedures

To keep your test secure and to maintain confidentiality, the Testing Center has procedures and policies that regulate behavior in the Testing Center. Any student who takes a test in the Testing Center — whether or not he or she is a Pellissippi State student — must comply with these regulations. Please read over the Testing Center Policies before using the Testing Center.

Please remember, an Pellissippi State student ID is required for entrance into the Testing Center. Test-takers who are not Pellissippi State students must bring a valid, government-issued photo ID like a driver’s license. 

No personal items are allowed in the Testing Centers.

Vision Statement

The Testing Center at Pellissippi State will provide high-quality testing services that are essential for the educational and professional advancement of is its users.

Mission Statement

The Pellissippi State Community College Testing Center mission is to enhance the academic mission of the College by providing comprehensive, accessible, secure, high-quality testing services for students, faculty, and the public, including outside organizations. This mission will be achieved by:

  • Providing a quiet, clean, professional, accommodating testing environment to cultivate a positive testing experience
  • Offering a variety of testing programs that will guide and facilitate learning and support the achievement of professional and personal educational goals
  • Utilizing the latest technologies and strategies to ensure academic integrity and fairness
  • Facilitating the on-campus and distance-learning needs of our users
  • Collaborating with the College and external partners
  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Adhering to the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines