Testing Center

Call the testing center to make appointments for the following tests: TEAS, CLEP, Proctored exams (BBCC exams and other exams). All other exams, please see below on how to learn more about making appointment times.

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, PSI exams, Pearson Vue exams, CLEP exams, GED 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
*hours vary during Covid-19
  • Monday through Thursday
    • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday:
    • 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Placement Options

Placement Evaluation Request

  • Submit placement documents by filling out the Placement Evaluation Request. Answer the questions in the survey and then you will be able to upload high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, or other forms of documentation.
  • Once we receive your documents, it takes approximately 3-4 business days to process placement scores.  Be sure to submit documents at least three business days before your scheduled New Student Registration session. Please note that you may not be able to register for certain classes without placement scores in the system.
  • You can review your placement scores in the ctcLink Portal. Once logged in, go to the Student Center, scroll to the right and you will find Milestones. Click on details and you will be able to view your placement. Another way to view Milestones, in ctcLink go to the Student Homepage, click on Academic Records and then Milestones. Click on details to view your placement.

Math Placement tests are scheduled by filling out the Placement Evaluation Request. Once submitted, Testing Center staff will follow up for available appointment days and hours. *Test is in-person

BBCC Placement Test

English and Math Placement tests are scheduled by filling out the Placement Evaluation Request. Once submitted, testing center staff will follow up with available appointment times for math (in person only) and/or send you information on how to take the English Guided Placement.

ACCUPLACER TEST Procedures:

  • Accuplacer is no longer available for English placement! See placement options.
  • Math Placement tests are scheduled by filling out the Placement Evaluation Request. Once submitted, Testing Center staff will follow up for available appointment days and hours. *Test is in-person
  • IMPORTANT: you MUST have your photo ID or you cannot test.

If you require an accommodation, please contact the Disabled Services Coordinator at (506) 793-2027 prior to scheduling a testing appointment.

Test Results:

  • Results are available immediately after testing.
  • We release placement results only to the person taking the exam or with written authorization from the test-taker. We cannot release scores over the phone.
  • Placement tests can be taken a maximum of two times in a 12-month period.

Study for MATH

Certification/Pre-Employment Exams

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

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.

WSDA Pesticide – For Questions and registration information, contact WSDA Pesticide Management Division at (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 $87. More details below:

Scheduling/Testing Procedures:

  • CLEP candidates must first register and pay their exam fees via the My Account Portal at https://clep.collegeboard.org/register-for-an-exam 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.

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.

TEAS Testing

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. 

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.
  • 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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