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Coming Soon:

New Online Scheduling System!
New Mobile Test Center for special testing events!

What We Do

We provide fee-based test proctoring services for industry certification and licensing exams from national test vendors, private associations, and businesses. We also proctor credit for prior learning exams and distance education exams for students taking courses at institutions other than NOVA. Fees vary based upon exam. 

We are located at the Alexandria (AL), and Woodbridge (WRC) Workforce Development Division office locations. Coming soon this fall we will open our fourth location, which is a mobile test center that will provide on-site high-stakes test proctoring services.

Locations and Hours of Operation

*Hours are subject to change
Alexandria (AL)
Workforce Development Division
Alexandria Campus, Engineering AE 210
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Monday - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free four-hour parking on Dawes Ave; hourly parking in lot at Dawes Ave and E. Campus Way. Fees apply.       
Woodbridge (WRC)
Workforce Regional Center, Suite 238
Woodbridge Campus
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

PARKING: Park in spaces labeled “WRC”. Permit required.

Who We Serve

We serve business professionals, employee candidates, career switchers, students, English-language learners, or anyone who needs an exam proctored.

NOVA Academic Testing Centers
To take a NOVA English, Math, English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test, and Extended Learning Institute (ELI) test, or a NOVA instructor referred make-up test please contact the NOVA academic testing centers located on each campus. Some NOVA Academic Testing Centers proctor exams for schools within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Please click here for more information.

Career Testing Proctoring Services

Industry certification and licensing examinations are available from the following vendors, other private associations, and businesses:

Comira (WRC)

Test sponsors include the following and more. Visit COMIRA for exam, registration, scheduling, and payment information. 

  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Certification of Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)
Certiport (AL, WRC)

Purchase your certification exam from the following sponsors here and email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to schedule your appointment to complete your test at our convenient locations. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Adobe Certified Associate
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • Intuit QuickBooks Certified User
  • IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
Kryterion (WRC)

Exams from the following test sponsors and more are available. Register and schedule to test at our location by going to KRYTERION.  

  • Amazon Web Services
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Salesforce.com
  • ITIL®
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (AL, WRC)


Active military and returning veterans, this is for you! Register and schedule to test at our location at MSSC to complete the following exams and earn industry recognition from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

  • Certified Production Technician
  • Certified Logistics Technician
Pearson Vue (WRC)
Pearson Vue

IT Network 

Test sponsors include the following and more. Register and schedule to test at our location at Pearson VUE. 

  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • CompTIA
  • Linux
  • Oracle
  • Evaluation Systems-Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) for teacher
  • SAS
  • VMware

Praxis Logo

Complete your professional assessment requirement for your teaching, school principal, and school superintendent’s license by taking the corresponding exam. To register and schedule to test at our location go to PRAXIS®

Other Certification Exams for Businesses and Organizations (AL, WRC)

Businesses and Organizations 

We provide proctoring services to employers and private associations for their respective certification exams. Appointments are available for individual employees or members, for small (less than 10) and large groups (more than 10).  Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu  or call 703-878-6149 to request a consultation and make arrangements for your specific needs.
ACT WorkKeys® (AL, WRC)

ACT WorkKeys® Job Skills Assessments

For the Workplace: Earn a Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), a portable credential that proves to employers you have the right skills to be successful for the job. Complete three 55-minute tests that measure achievement in reading comprehension, applied mathematics and locating information. Click here to purchase a practice test. Visit Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate  for detailed information.

For High School Students: Reading for Information and Business Writing assessments are available for students in addition to the CRC.

Send an email to workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to schedule an appointment.  Fees apply based upon exam. 

Academic Test Proctoring Services

Distance Education (AL, WRC)
Designed to support students taking courses at institutions other than NOVA and other VCCS institutions. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to submit your test sponsor’s proctor verification form (if required), request for special testing accommodations (if needed; valid documentation required), your first and second preferred test location and test date as far in advance as possible (recommend at least one week prior to desired test date). We are not able to accommodate walk-in appointments. Proctoring administrative fees apply.
High-school equivalency exams. Click here  to register and schedule to test at our location.

Credit for Prior Learning

Click here to visit the Credit for Prior Learning page.

NOVA may award college credit by exam for college-level learning attained outside of the classroom through self-study and life experiences. The WPTC offers three exam series to support this option as listed below in addition to foreign and English language proficiency.


Testing – College Level Examination Program

Anyone can schedule and complete a CLEP exam at our locations; Two-five (2-5) days after you complete your exam the College Board will mail your official CLEP transcript to the institution you designate when you purchase your exam. It is recommended that you contact your school’s Student Services office for more information on how CLEP scores are applied to your transcript. The Workforce Professional Test Center does not keep copies of CLEP scores and it does not process CLEP transcripts for NOVA.

  • Review the CLEP Information for Test Takers booklet by clicking here.
  • Purchase your exam from the College Board by clicking here.
  • Print your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket and bring it to the test center on test day.
  • Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request an appointment.
  • Information about test preparation from the College Board may be found here.
  • CLEP Frequently Asked Questions
  • Click here for CLEP Exams and NOVA Equivalents.
  • Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.

Adult learners, military personnel and veterans, and homeschooled students can prove mastery of subject matter for what they already know, earn college credits, and save money on their education by passing individual exams.

  1. Choose your exam title by visiting DSST® Get College Credit
  2. Purchase your exam before test day by calling 1-877-471-9860. Tell the representative you wish to purchase a DSST voucher for Northern Virginia Community College.
  3. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request an appointment for completing your exam.
  4. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.  

Prior Learning Assessments 

This series offers 112 technical skills assessments that have been recommended for college credit by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). They are ideal for military veterans, reserves, or those on active duty. Individuals re-entering the workforce, changing careers, or anyone who has acquired knowledge and technical skills outside of the traditional classroom may also benefit. Click here for a full list of available assessments.  Examples include Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Development, Emergency Medical Services, Health Assisting, and Home Health Aid, HVAC, Legal Services, Medical Assisting, Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Services, Practical Nursing, and Technical Drafting. To register and purchase your exam click here.   Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to schedule your appointment. 

Foreign Language Proficiency (AL, WRC)

 New York University (NYU) Foreign Language Proficiency Exams 

This exam series includes over 50 different languages and is designed for students who wish to earn college credit for their native language.

  1. Click here for more information about how to purchase your exam from NYU and how to complete your exam at NOVA.
  2. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request a proctor letter to submit with your application and to schedule an appointment.
  3. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam. 
English Language Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language 

Scores from this exam are used as evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers planning to study in universities in the U.S., to apply for a visa, to gain employment, and more. Testing sessions fill quickly so make your appointment as soon as possible! Register and schedule to test at our location by visiting TOEFL.

Test Center General Information and Procedures

1. All candidates must have an appointment prior to arriving at test center.

2. Valid government-issued photo ID with signature is required; it is the candidate’s responsibility to verify any additional ID requirements by contacting their test sponsor before test day.

3. Proctoring administrative fees and any other fees are paid on test day in cash in exact change.

4. Cell phones and other electronics must be turned off and are not permitted in the testing room.

5. Food, candy, gum, and beverages are not permitted in the testing room.

6. All exams must be completed by closing time.

7. Lockers are available to store your personal belongings.

8. Special Testing Accommodations: NOVA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request and according to the test sponsor’s requirements with valid official documentation submitted one week prior to test day (recommended).

9. The Workforce Professional Test Center follows the weather and other closings and delays of NOVA.  A closing or delay announcement will be reported right on the College’s home page, www.nvcc.edu. For more information click here

Meet the Staff

Carol Pico  Coordinator, Workforce Professional Test Center Services  cpico@nvcc.edu
Khalid Mounsef  Test Center Specialist  kmounsef@nvcc.edu
Laura Hoover Test Center Specialist
ACT WorkKeys® & Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Administrator
Jennifer Brown Test Center Specialist jrbrown@nvcc.edu