Professional Testing services

All tests require an appointment and a physical, valid, photo ID.

Advanced Placement (AP ®) Testing Parkland College credit may be given for completed AP Courses.
For more information, on the possibility of receiving college credit, please visit Admissions and Records Advanced Placement
Assessment/Placement Testing Assessments are given to determine placement into Parkland College courses.
For more information, on placement testing, please visit About Us and Placement Tests.
CLEP The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a nationally recognized program that provides the opportunity to earn college credit.

There are 33 exams in 5 subject areas. Before registering for a CLEP exam make sure that your institution accepts CLEP test results for course proficiency credit. Every institution sets their own policies, so it’s wise to check with your school before you take a CLEP test.

Registration and Testing:

CLEP exams are administered in a two-step process.

Go to CLEP to create an account and pay for your CLEP test and receive the test ticket.

Make an appointment with the Parkland College Assessment Center by calling 217/351-2432.

Day of Exam:

Bring the ticket with your CLEP information on it.

There is a $20.00 testing fee due at the time of check-in for your test, any exam requiring an essay, such as American Literature or College Composition, has an additional $10 fee.

CLEP tests are free to members of the military.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) PSI, a leader in the assessment industry, provides tests on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration.


FAA Airman Knowledge Testing (Drone, Instrument Rating, Pilot, etc.)


Before scheduling, all applicants must establish aFederal Tracking Number (FTN), by creating a profile at or by calling 1-866/835-5322.

To schedule an FAA Airman Knowledge Test go to FAA/PSI True Talent or call 1-844/704-1487. When Scheduling,Parkland College (zip 61821) can be selected as the testing location. 

Be sure to review the FAA Airman Knowledge Testing Matrix, regarding the rules and regulations for admittance for your testing. The current matrix is always available online.

Once you have successfully scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email, from PSI, and automatically be added to our roster for the date and time selected.

All questions regarding fees, accounts, andscheduling/rescheduling should be directed to PSI.

- Email:

- Phone: 1-844/704-1487

Admission Requirements:

To confirm what is required for admission to your test, call 217/351-2432.

Visit FAA/PSI True Talent for more information.

GED ® The General Educational Development exam, or GED Test transitioned to computer-based format as of January 1, 2014.

The cost of $120 is for the four-test series. All previous test scores for any candidates that did not complete their GED prior to January 1, 2014, are no longer valid and the candidate must start from the beginning with the new test.


Students are required to sign up for a MyGED® account at and then they are able to access the dashboard full of information about studying, test day, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities.

When students are eligible to schedule, they can go log in 24/7 to, click "Start scheduling" on their dashboard, complete the demographic questions, schedule one test or multiple tests at a time, and pay for their appointment."

When selecting a location, during scheduling, Parkland College will be available as an option.

Testing Accommodations:

During the registration process, test-takers seeking accommodations will select, “yes” when asked if they intend to apply for testing modifications (accommodations) based upon a documented disability.

After selecting “yes,” test-takers will receive an email with specific information on where to submit their accommodations request, which will include a link to the accommodations website.

Test-takers will be notified in writing of the accommodations decision, usually within 30 days.

  • If approved, test-takers will be given specific instructions for how to schedule their accommodated GED® Tests with the Pearson VUE Accommodations Scheduling team.
  • If not approved, test-takers will be advised about the appeal procedures. Either way, test-takers will then have the ability to call to discuss the accommodations decision."


Parkland offers assistance those desiring help with preparation for the GED. For more information, please refer to the Adult Education.

Visit GED for more information.


As of July 1, 2022, the Constitution Module was released to be used by students to complete the constitution requirement to earn their high school equivalency.

The online Illinois Constitution Module (Constitution Module) is available at It is estimated it will take two hours for a student to complete. It is available for HSE candidates to take independently and does not require proctoring at a testing center.

For information check the ICCB's U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Requirement page.

HiSET® The HiSET® exam gives out-of-school youth and adults the best opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and earn a state-issued high school equivalency (HSE) credential.


There are four basic steps you need to take to schedule your HiSET exam.

  1. View the requirements for taking the HiSET exam in your state or jurisdiction to make sure you're eligible to take the exam.
  2. Find a test center near you.
  3. Set up your My HiSET Account.
  4. Schedule your appointment.

How you schedule depends on where you're taking the exam. Some locations allow scheduling only through test centers, while others also allow you to:

  • Schedule online through your HiSET account
  • Call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855/694-4738)

To find out how to schedule your appointment, see your State Requirements.
When selecting a location, during scheduling, Parkland College will be available as an option.

Testing Accommodations:

If you have a disability or health-related need and you require testing accommodations, you need visit ETS Disability Services or call at 1-855/802-2748 to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.


Parkland offers assistance those desiring help with preparation for the HiSET.  For more information, please refer to Adult Education.

Visit HiSET for more information.


The state of Illinois requires that individuals pass the Constitution Exam to graduate from high school or receive a HiSET Certificate. 

Testing Centers will no longer offer the previous Constitution Test.

The online Illinois Constitution Module (Constitution Module) is available beginning  at It is estimated it will take two hours for a student to complete. It is available for HSE candidates to take independently and does not require proctoring at a testing center.

For information check the ICCB's U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Requirement page.

Illinois Nurse Aide Testing (CNA) The Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Program (CNA) at SIU/Carbondale is responsible for the written/computer based competency exam as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Contact SIUC for information about deadlines, fees, the exam, and how to register for a test. The Parkland College Assessment Center is a test site for this exam. This 90-minute exam is administered several times throughout the year.

Create account and register at Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam.

For more information, go to Nurse Aide Testing.

Testing Messaging:

Main Campus, Room U203. You must have your login ID and password to your INACE account, and your signed-photo ID.Plan to arrive at the Assessment Center(U203) at least 30 minutes early to verify testing credentials, present your signed-photo identification, sign in on the testing roster, and secure personal belongings not allowed in the testing room in one of our secure lockers. Please note, if you arrive 15 minutes after the designated start time of the test, you will not be allowed entry into the testing room and will need to reschedule.If you are unable to sign into your account, you will need to leave and reschedule your exam. There is a $45 fee to reschedule.

National Testing Network The National Testing Network is the leader in Public Safety video-simulated pre-screening and training.
Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Corrections, Emergency Communications, EMT are public service sectors covered by the National Testing Network test offerings. By providing a means to “screen in” applicants with the necessary interpersonal skills to perform the required job functions, National Testing Network significantly reduces recruitment costs, cycle-to-hire time and turnover resulting from poor quality.


Pre-employment screening, video based work simulation for a variety of public services.

For more information, go to National Testing Network.

Nursing Academic Skills Test (Kaplan) All applicants for Parkland Nursing program must take the test.

Taking the Admissions Test does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program.

Candidates must have college level reading, English, and mathematics placements before taking the Nursing Academic Skills test (Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test).

Nursing Academic Skills Testing is available on campus on a walk-in basis, 8:00am - 1:00pm Monday - Friday.

All testers must show a physical, valid photo identification.

Test Information:

The Nursing Application Checklist has all steps required for acceptance. For more information, contact Jim Roberts, Faculty Chair, Health Professions.


You may retest once per application period. There is a 48 hour wait time between attempts.

PearsonVUE Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world.
PearsonVue offers a wide variety of professional/certification testing.   


Computer-based testing, electronic testing, psychometric services, test development, test delivery  

For more information and scheduling please visit PearsonVUE.

PSI PSI is a leader in the assessment industry.


Human resources, talent assessment, licensure, certification, technology, employee selection, and employee development.

PSI also offers Federal Aviation Administration tests. For more information go visit FAA/PSI True Talent.

For more information, go to PSI Exams Online.

Meazure Meazure has a reputation for excellence in the testing industry.


Program design, test development, test delivery, and custom learning solutions to licensure organizations, trade and professional associations, corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

For more information, go to Meazure.

Proctoring Services The Assessment Center offers proctoring services for students who need to have an authorized individual administer and supervise an exam under secure conditions.

Appointments are required for exam proctoring. For information about scheduling, see "Proctoring Services" under Test Scheduling.

Policies and Fees

We ascribe to the policies and standards of the National College Testing Association (NCTA). These include the need to verify the identity of every test-taker, to keep all testing materials secure, and to administer exams under conditions that are conducive for every test-taker to perform to the best of his or her ability. All individuals are required to show a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and to follow all Assessment Center rules (such as turning off and turning in your cell phone and any other electronic devices).

Parkland College is also an approved Accuplacer and ALEKS Remote testing site. Parkland College Accuplacer and ALEKS remote testing administration fee is $25.

All other proctored tests have a fee of $25.