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Testing Services

Tidewater Community Colleges offers a variety of testing services for students and the community. Testing Centers are available on each of our 4 campuses.

  • Proctored exams, including makeup exams, online/hybrid course exams, and accommodations
  • Assessment examinations required for nursing and other programs
  • Placement testing for new students and ESL students
  • GED exam
  • Credit by examination tests to give students an opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know
  • Professional testing for industry credential requirements

Placement tests, proctored exams, NAS2 challenge exams, and HESI-A2 tests are offered at all Testing Center locations. Certain exams are offered only at specific Testing Centers, and may have additional requirements.

Testing Center rules and procedures

  • A valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license, military ID, passport, personal identification card from the DMV) and your Student ID number are required to take any exam in the Testing Center. Some tests require 2 forms of ID.
  • Cell phone use is strictly prohibited.
  • Children, food, and beverages are not allowed.
  • All placement tests must be started at least 3 hours prior to closing. We recommend you take the English and math placement tests at different times.
  • All proctored exams must be started at least 2 hours before closing.
  • All exams must be completed and will be collected 15 minutes before closing.

Testing Center locations & hours 

Certain exams are offered only at specific Testing Centers, and may have additional requirements.

Chesapeake

Info & Hours
757-822-5131
Email

Norfolk

Info & Hours
757-822-1310
Email

Portsmouth

Info & Hours 
757-822-2194
Email

Virginia Beach

Info & Hours
757-822-7390
Email