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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, 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.


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.)

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 official photo ID is required for entrance into the Testing Center an no personal items are allowed in the Testing Centers.

Contact Us

Joan Newman
Director, Academic Testing


Spring 2021

Campuses are closed Spring Break, March 15-21. Hardin Valley Campus Testing Center will remain open during Spring Break from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday.


Hardin Valley Campus
(January 19 - May 7)
Educational Resources Center, Room 122
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Blount County Campus, Room 197
(January 19 - May 7)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Magnolia Avenue Campus, Room 148
(January 19 - May 7)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Strawberry Plains Campus, Room 2700
(January 19 - May 7)
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.