Tests offered at TCC

For the best possible experience, be sure to come prepared and arrive early to allow yourself enough time to complete your test.

Each test has different requirements, including fees, locations, identification needed, and appointments. Review the information carefully and contact the appropriate Testing Center with any questions.

Testing Center appointments

Some tests are available on a walk-in basis, and some require you to schedule an appointment. Review the test details below to determine if you need an appointment.

To make an appointment: Email the campus Testing Center 48 hours in advance of when you want to take a test. Include the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Student email address
  • Student ID number
  • Phone number
  • Faculty name, course name and course number (if applicable)

Available Tests and Locations

Placement Testing
Placement Tests - English, math, and ESL

Campuses offered: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach
Appointment needed: No
Proctoring fee: No 
Test fee: No 

Note: You are encouraged to take the English and math tests at separate times. Valid photo ID is required.

More information about placement tests

Proctored Exams
Faculty-proctored exams (TCC or VCCS students)

Campuses offered: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach
Appointment needed: VCCS students must make an appointment with the Testing Center 48 hours in advance
Proctoring fee: No proctoring fee for TCC and VCCS students
Test fee: No 

Note: Valid photo ID is required
 

Proctored exams (distance learning)

Campuses offered: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach
Appointment needed: Yes. Appointment must be made 48 hours in advance with the Testing Center
Proctoring fee: $35
Test fee: No

Note: Valid photo ID is required

College Credit by Examination
CLEP Testing

Campuses offered: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth
Appointment needed: Yes. Appointment must be made 48 hours in advance with the Testing Center
Proctoring fee: $35
Test fee: Test fee must be paid to CLEP

Note: Bring your exam voucher and valid photo ID to the Testing Center
 

DANTES

Campus offered: Norfolk
Appointment needed: Yes. Appointment must be made 48 hours in advance with the Testing Center
Proctoring fee: $35
Test fee:  Test fee must be paid to DANTES

Note: Bring your exam voucher and 2 valid photo IDs to the campus Testing Center 

NAS 2 Challenge Exam (TCC students only)

Campuses offered: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach
Appointment needed: No
Proctoring fee: No
Test fee: No 

Note: Bring your TCC Student ID 

Certification and Other Exams
Castle Worldwide

Campus offered: Virginia Beach
Appointment needed: Yes. Appointment must be made 48 hours in advance with the Testing Center
Proctoring fee: No 
Test fee: Test fee must be paid to Castle Worldwide

Note: Bring your exam voucher and valid photo ID to the Testing Center

Certiport 

Campus offered: Norfolk
Appointment needed: Yes. Appointment must be made 48 hours in advance with the Testing Center
Proctoring fee: No
Test fee: Test fees vary and must be paid to Certiport

Note: Bring your exam voucher and 2 valid photo IDs to the Testing Center

HESI-A2 (Nursing Diagnostic Test)

Campuses offered: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach
Appointment needed: Yes. Appointment must be made 48 hours in advance with the Testing Center
Proctoring fee: No proctoring fee for TCC nursing students; $35 for all others
Test fee: Test fee must be paid to EVOLVE:ELSEVIER

Note: Bring your exam voucher, valid photo ID, and your EVOLVE username and password to the Testing Center

Pearson VUE Testing

Campuses offered: Norfolk, Virginia Beach 
Appointment needed: Yes. Appointment must be made 48 hours in advance with the Testing Center
Proctoring fee: No
Test fee: Test fees vary and must be paid to Pearson VUE

Note: Bring your exam voucher and 2 valid photo IDs to the Testing Center

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. Be sure to check with the Testing Center before arriving.
  • 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.


Please contact your Testing Center with any questions. 

Testing Centers

Hours of operation:

Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth: 
Mon. - Thu.: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Virginia Beach:
Mon. & Tue 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wed. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.;  
Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Chesapeake Campus

George B. Pass Building, Room 211

1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Email: chesapeaketesting@tcc.edu

Phone: 757-822-5131

Norfolk Campus

Roper Center, Room 4102

340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 2351

Email: norfolkcampustestctr@tcc.edu

Phone: 757-822-1310

Portsmouth Campus

Building A, Room A153

120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701

Email: porttestctr@tcc.edu

Phone: 757-822-2194

Virginia Beach Campus

Bayside Building, Room B209

1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Email: vbtesting@tcc.edu

Phone: 757-822-7390