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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

CLEP Testing

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides an opportunity to demonstrate college-level knowledge through exams in undergraduate general education college courses. These exams are given in the Assessment Center. Scores may be sent to other institutions for applicable college credit.

For a list of available exams, visit CLEP Tests.

If you would like to take the exam, you will need to purchase a voucher from the CLEP website.  After purchasing the voucher, email the Assessment Center at to schedule an appointment for the exam.  There will be a $25.00 fee to proctor this exam.

Go to the KCTCS catalog then select the link for Academic Services to search for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to view CLEP credit accepted by KCTCS.

IC3 Exams

The KCTCS Computer Literacy Exam is available to qualified students by using Certiport's IC3 exams.

The exam for digital literacy is Certiport's IC3 Fast Track.

The exam covers three categories: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online.

The exam for CIT 105 credit is Certiport's IC3 Certification Exam.

The certification exam consists of three exams covering the following categories: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications and Living Online.

To learn more about the exams view IC3 Exam information.

The vouchers for these exams are available for purchase at the ECTC Barnes and Noble bookstore.

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 at
  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
  • Certiport Account Information
  • Photo ID
Certiport Exams

Certiport testing (including MOS) is used for IT certification and computer competency testing on many campuses. More information can be found at

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 National League of Nursing (NLN) Preadmission Exam is currently being administered only with remote proctoring.

Students will need to purchase the exam from the NLN Store by using the following steps.

  1. Read the User Guide (PDF, 36 pages).
  2. Create an NLN account for ECTC Testing.
  3. In Details, please provide your Student ID number.  Providing your number will prevent a delay to your scores being posted to Student Services.
  4. Click email link to set up a password.
  5. Click Buy Exam (H-PAX-1):  follow instructions to pay by Credit Card.
  6. Click My Assessments at  After logging in, select Schedule or Launch.

If you need assistance registering for a test, NLN Student Customer Service may be contacted using these options.

PAX ADA Candidates

NLN no longer requires or accepts requests for ADA testing needs.  In the event that you are approved by the Student Accessibility Coordinator, purchase the H-PAX ACC version in the NLN store.

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 evening testing outside of these hours please call (270) 706-8492 for a Monday evening 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 print the Request for Credit by Special Exam Form.

Email to schedule an appointment.

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.  

Email to schedule an appointment.


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.

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.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

A National Career  Readiness Certificate is earned by successfully completing the following WorkKeys Assessments:  Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents.  Contact the Assessment Center at to schedule an appointment to take one or more tests.

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