Professional Testing services

All tests require an appointment.

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 Placement Tests.
Castle Worldwide Castle Worldwide has a reputation for excellence in the testing industry.

Specialties:


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 Caste Worldwide.

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.

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

The Constitution Exam assesses knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, State of Illinois Constitution, and the Flag Code.

Test Preparation:

SWIC - Constitution Study Guide
ICCB - Constitution Study Guide

Test Results:

The Constitution test is scored by the Illinois Community College Board through the Cook County High School and usually takes a week or two to get the results.
- The test is scored pass/fail.

Retest Policy:

Retest (if necessary) should be scheduled with the Assessment Center.

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

Specialties:

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

Registration:

To register and schedule a FAA exam, call 1-844-704-1487.
While registering on the phone, you can choose Parkland College as your testing center.

Admission Requirements:

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

Visit PSI/CATS for more information.

GED ® The General Educational Development exam, or GED Test has transitioned to a new, 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.

Registration:

Students are required to sign up for a MyGED® account at www.GED.com 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 www.GED.com, 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."

Preparation:

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.

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.

Registration:

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.

        Preparation:

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

        Visit HiSET for more information.
        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.
        Illinois State Police Merit Board The mission of ISPMB is to remove political influence and provide a fair and equitable merit process for the selection of Illinois State Trooper candidates.
        ISPMB are given by appointment only. Once the Assessment Center receives confirmation from the ISPMB that you are eligible to test. You may call 217-351-2432 to make an appointment.

        You must bring your letter to your appointment, it has your user ID# in it.

        There is a $15.00 testing fee due at the time of check-in for your test.

        For more information, go to Illinois State Police Merit Board.
        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.

        Specialties:


        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 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).

        The Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test is offered in the Parkland College Assessment Center (Room U 203) during the months of August, September, January, and February.

        There is a $15.00 testing fee due at the time of check-in for your test, for the administration of the test.

        For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 217-351-2432.

        Test Preparation:


        Currently, the Nursing Academic skills test is the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test, for more information, visit Kaplan.

        Retesting:


        You may retest once per testing session. 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.   

        Specialties:

        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.

        Specialties:


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

        PSI also offers Federal Aviation Administration tests. For more information go visit PSI/CATS.

        For more information, go to PSI Exams Online.

        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 and cannot be made the desired day of the appointment. Appointments cannot be scheduled until the Assessment Center has the exam on site if it is a pencil/paper exam or the proper proctoring instructions/passwords if it is an online exam.

        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.

        Real Estate Express Real Estate Express is the leading online school for real estate and broker licensing education.

        Specialties:

        Real estate brokers pre-license education.

        Registration and Testing:

        To schedule an appointment, with the Parkland College Assessment Center, please call 217-351-2432.

        There is a $20 fee for administering this test and you will also need to bring your government issued identification on the day of your test.

        Please, be sure to remember to bring your AMP number on the day of testing.

        For more information, visit Real Estate Express.
        Real Estate Institute Pre-licensing and continuing education courses for Real Estate, Insurance, Mortgage, and Legal professionals.

        Specialties:

        Get/Maintain your license for Real Estate, Mortgages, Insurance, Law

        Registration and Testing:

        To schedule an appointment with the Parkland College Assessment Center please call 217-351-2432.

        For more information, visit Real Estate Institute.