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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, exit, HiSET, HESI, etc.) do require an appointment and may require a test fee.

To register for the CLEP, DSST, CERTIPORT, or HESI exam, visit You may also schedule your exam and pay your fee during this time.

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.


From the high school equivalency test (HiSET) to correspondence testing and credit-by-examinations like CLEP and DSST, the Testing Center is your one-stop shop for all other examinations.

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 your 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.

Contact Us

Joan Newman
Director, Academic Testing


Fall 2020

All Testing Centers will be closed September 7, October 12-13 and November 25-29.


Hardin Valley Campus
(August 24 - December 10)
Educational Resources Center, Room 122
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Blount County Campus, Room 197
(August 24 - December 10)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Magnolia Avenue Campus, Room 148
(August 24 - December 10)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Strawberry Plains Campus, Room 2700
(August 24 - December 10)
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.