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Assessment Center


Ready to get started toward your academic goals? The Assessment Center provides placement assessments for incoming students, make-up exams for existing students, GED testing, NLN exams, Request for Credit exams and a variety of community related testing services. We're here to serve you!

The Assessment Center is located in room 129 of the Regional Postsecondary Building. If the college is officially closed for any reason, testing will be canceled for that day. Requests for special accommodations must be made prior to testing and approved by the Disability Services Coordinator.

Student Testing

Choose which Computer Literacy Exam you need (cost subject to change):

IC3 Certification Exam
  • CIT 105 (3 Credit Hours)
  • 3 @ 60-Minute Exams
  • @$116.00 (Purchase from ECTC Bookstore)

For students who need 3 credit hours.

Retest Policy: May take 2 times in 7 days. Then take 2 more times in 7 days (4 maximum).

IC3 Fast Track Exam
  • CIT 95 (Digital Literacy with 0 Credit Hours)
  • 1 @ 60-Minute Exam
  • @$27.00 (Purchase from ECTC Bookstore)

For students who need to provide "demonstrated Computer Literacy".

Retest Policy: May have 1 retake. After 2nd attempt, must pursue course work.

Steps to take after you’ve determined which exam you need!
  • Purchase exam voucher(s) from the ECTC Bookstore. The exam voucher(s) will be emailed to you within 2 business days. If you are not sure which exam you need, please check with your advisor.

  • Certification: Create an account at then assign voucher codes prior to exam.
    Fast Track: Create an account at prior to exam.

  • Call (270)706-8492 or stop by Assessment Center (129 RPC) to make an appointment to test.

  • There is a book on reserve in the ECTC Library - check with the front desk to see if its available.

  • Bring the following to the Assessment Center to take your exam: Voucher code(s) + Account Login Information + Photo ID + IC3 Application  
Key Application Content

Familiarity with the most common features of spreadsheets, word processing, presentation applications, and “app culture”.

Living Online Content

Skills to use the Internet or work in a networked environment and maximize communication, education, collaboration, and social interactions in a safe and ethical way.

Computing Fundamentals Content

Foundational understanding of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting.

Exam Steps
  1. Purchase the exam code(s) from the ECTC bookstore. The bookstore will email the code(s) to you.
  2. Create an account for the IC3 certification exam at or at for the Fast Track.
  3. Email to schedule an appointment for the exam.
  4. Bring the following to the Assessment Center the day of your exam:
  • Code(s) from Bookstore
  • Account Login Information
  • Photo ID
IC3 Exam Form

Please request a copy of the IC3 Exam Request Form and return it to our office.

You may take the Kaplan Admissions Test once per application cycle. 

Sometimes students are unable to take course exams as scheduled by their instructor. This service is arranged by your instructor. To learn about this service, you can view the documentation within the Make-Up Exam Form.

Email to schedule an appointment.

The English Proficiency is a free exam given to ensure you will be prepared for ECTC courses.  Please call or email the ECTC Assessment center to set up an appointment:  (270) 706-8492,

A minimum score of 70 is required. To prepare for the exam, please use the following link:  MEPT Practice Exam

If you need to take the Accuplacer and/or KYOTE placement assessments, walk-in assessment is available for placement during the following times:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm*
Testing must be completed by 4:00 pm.


*If you need testing outside of these hours please call (270) 706-8492 for an appointment. 

Students who believe they have acquired a competency level or knowledge from previous education and work experience for a particular course may take a STEP exam. Not all classes offer STEP tests. Check with your Program Coordinator or Advisor to find out about available STEP exams. In order to be eligible for specialized examination testing, you must have submitted a completed Application for Admission to the college. Students can email with questions about the process and a Request for Credit by Special Exam Form.

Request for Credit by Special Exam Form

Please request a copy of the Request for Credit by Special Exam Form and return it to our office.

The NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) exam is administered between midterm and final exams week during the Spring and Fall semesters. When you arrive for the exam, you will need to provide a photo ID. For more information on this test please contact your instructor.


After viewing available exams, an exam can be scheduled using the registration information link. Any exam retake and rescheduling may be done through ASE. Contact Prometric at 877-346-9327 for registration questions.

CLEP Exams - Visit College Board, Take exam, Submit scores, Credit evaluated

What are CLEP Exams?

CLEP exams, developed by the College Board, test mastery of college-level material learned in a variety of ways - through general academic instruction such as classes, significant independent study, or extracurricular work. Much like AP exams, CLEP exams can provide the opportunity to gain advanced placement in academic programs. The level of proficiency to earn credit through College Level Exam Program (CLEP) is approximately equivalent to that required to earn a "C" in a course.

More information and list of exams available can be found at the College Board website. Students should visit the website to ensure the test they want to take is still being offered. Registration for each test is handed through the CLEP website. Once you receive your admission ticket, schedule to take the test.

How Can I Earn CLEP Credit?

ECTC accepts the General and Subject Examinations of the CLEP program. Subject Examinations cover specific material that is common to courses in many colleges and universities, and KCTCS grants credit for a specified performance level in five General Education areas as well as Subject Examinations in specific programs.

The examinations all require an American College of Education (ACE) recommended minimum score of 50 for credit to be awarded at a KCTCS college, unless a higher score is specified in the table below.

Guidelines for CLEP Credit

Students shall be awarded CLEP credit according to the following guidelines:

Business and Computer Applications CLEP Guidelines
CLEP Subject Examination Minimum Scaled Score to Earn Credit Equivalent Course Credit Hours
Principles of Accounting 50 ACC 201 and ACC 202 6
Principles of Management 50 BAS 283 3
Principles of Marketing 50 BAS 282 3
Introduction to Business Law 50 BAS 267 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 TRN 146 3
English and Humanities CLEP Guidelines
CLEP Subject Examination Minimum Scaled Score to Earn Credit Equivalent Course Credit Hours
American Literature 50 ENG 251 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENG 161 3
English Literature 50 ENG 161 3
Humanities 50 HUM 120 3
College Composition, College Composition Modular 50 ENG 101 3
Foreign Languages CLEP Guidelines
CLEP Subject Examination Minimum Scaled Score to Earn Credit Equivalent Course Credit Hours
College Level French Language 50-69 FRE 201 3
70 FRE 201 and FRE 202 6
College Level German Language 50-69 GER 201 3
70 GER 201 and GER 202 6
College Level Spanish 50-69 SPA 201 3
70 SPA 201 and SPA 202 6
History and Social Sciences CLEP Guidelines
CLEP Subject Examination Minimum Scaled Score to Earn Credit Equivalent Course Credit Hours
American Government 50 POL 101 3
History of the United States I 50 HIS 108 3
History of the United States II 50 HIS 109 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 110 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 202 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 201 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 101 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIS 104 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 HIS 105 3
Social Sciences and History 50 SOC 101 3
Human Growth and Development 50 AHS 100 2
Science and Mathematics CLEP Guidelines
CLEP Subject Examination Minimum Scaled Score to Earn Credit Equivalent Course Credit Hours
Calculus 50 MAT 174 or MAT 175 4 or 5
College Mathematics 50 MAT 146 3
College Algebra 50 MAT 150 3
Precalculus 50 MAT 160 5
Biology 50-59 BIO 112 3
60-64 BIO 120 and BIO 112 6
65-80 BIO 150 and BIO 152 6
General Chemistry 50 CHE 170 and CHE 180 6
Natural Sciences  50 BIO 112 3
Is there a Cost for CLEP Exam Credit?

You will purchase your voucher for the exam from CLEP. There is also a $25 proctor fee to be paid when you arrive for your exam. Credit Card is the preferred method.


For further information about CLEP, contact the Assessment Center at (270) 706-8492,, or visit the Assessment Center (129 RPC) to make an appointment to test.

Where can I study?

Contact local adult education centers or sign up for MyGED at and click on Study to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready: The Official Practice Test.

What can I do if I am not able to visit an adult education center?

If you are not able to visit your local adult education center, go to MyGED. It can be your start-to-finish tool for the GED program.

How do I register?

Simply sign up for MyGED and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you'll be able to schedule right then.

When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED. Log in and click on Schedule Test on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you'll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

ICC Contractor-Trades Exams through Pearson VUE

Find a complete list of ICC Contractor/Trades exams at Pearson VUE.  Any exam retake and rescheduling may be done through Pearson VUE. Please use the following link to view the most recent Kentucky ICC bulletin at Kentucky Contractor/Trades Exam Information Bulletin.

Kentucky Department of Insurance

Testers must create an eServices account using the registration information to schedule an exam.  Any exam retake and rescheduling may be done through eServices.  If you have questions regarding exams, please contact the Kentucky Department of Insurance at (502) 564-3630 or 800-595-6053.

We are pleased to be able to partner with Pearson VUE to deliver certification testing services, which includes

  • the HVAC and Electrician licensure exams,
  • GED,
  • Nationally Certified EMT (NREMT) and Paramedic exams,
  • Cisco and Comptia exams for IT professionals,
  • American College exams, and
  • all ICC (International Code Council) exams.

Find more information and a complete list of all exams on Pearson VUE and to schedule your exam.

PSI offers computer-based testing for many professional and occupational licensure and certification exams.  Any exam retake and rescheduling may be done through PSI.  You can view and register for PSI exams using the registration information or by contacting PSI at 1-800-733-9267

Industry & Employment Testing

The Assessment Center can help you assess current and potential employees. We have a variety of assessment for industries. We offer the following assessments: Bennett Mechanical, WorkKeys, NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute), NCRC (National Career Readiness Certification) and others. If you would like additional information, please contact the Assessment Center Director, Judy Akers at


KCTCS/Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Assessment Center
RPC 1st Floor Room 129
620 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8492 or (877) 246-2322 extension 68492